Seminars, Webinars & Planning Resources
KPERS hosts-in person seminars & online webinars that cover retirement topics. We also have info and tools to help you plan your retirement.
Seminars & Webinars
If you're within 5 years of retirement, these events can help you decide the best time to retire.
In-person seminars are back! Check out the dates and information below. You can also listen to a recording. View the schedule to find one near you!
Choosing a retirement date | How to calculate your benefit | Steps in
the process | Payment Options | Taxes | Life Insurance | Working After
|Jan 10, 2024||2pm||Register|
|April 10, 2024||2pm||Register|
|July 10, 2024||2pm||Register|
|Oct 9, 2024||2pm||Register|
Online Webinar Checklist
- A day you can attend and register
- A stable internet connection
- Questions about KPERS retirement
- A friendly smile
Things to Consider
KPERS is here to help. If you'd prefer to discuss your retirement options, the application or any KPERS questions in person, you can call our office to make an appointment with a Benefits Representative.
You may be able to increase your retirement benefit and possibly retire earlier by purchasing service credit for your past public service. If your service is eligible, you can purchase service credit with a lump-sum payment or by payroll deduction. Only active, contributing members may purchase service credit.
State and Federal Income Taxes
In general, Retirement System benefits, including the $4,000 retiree death benefit, are subject to federal income tax, but not Kansas state income tax. This is because you already paid state taxes on your contributions while you were working. If you move to another state, check if your retirement benefit is taxable in that state.
Working After Retirement
Do you plan to work during retirement to stay busy? There are some things you need to know before you punch back in for a KPERS employer. Keep in mind, there are no rules if you go back to work for a non-KPERS employer.