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KPERS ORG administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees:

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
  • Kansas Police and Firemen’s Retirement System
  • Kansas Retirement System for Judges

On April 27, 2015 KPERS released a proposal for pensioners working after retirement. These rules take effect 7/1/2016.

Summary of the KPERS working after retirement proposal:

  • Waiting period: All members must complete a 60-day waiting period before returning to work for any KPERS employer.
  • Pre-arrangement: No pre-arrangement of returning to work is permitted for any re-employment.
  • Earnings limitation: Retirees returning to work are subject to an earnings limit of $25,000 per year. Once that cap is reached, the retiree must either cease working or benefits are suspended for the remainder of the calendar year.
  • Retirees working in positions earning more than the $25,000 cap are “unretired” – i.e., their benefit is suspended while working. No new benefits are earned.

You can go here to see the full proposal:



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