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DATE:  March 27, 2000
SUBJECT: KPERS Death and Disability Insurance Contributions
EFFECTIVE DATE:   April 1, 2000
A & R CONTACT: Roger Basinger   (785) 296-5387   (roger.basinger@da.state.ks.us)
APPROVAL: Approved by Dale Brunton
SUMMARY: Suspension of Employer's Contributions for KPERS Death and Disability Insurance for the period of April 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 

Senate Bill 39 and proposed Senate Bill 645 suspend employer's contributions for KPERS Death and Disability Insurance from April 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001. As a result of this legislation, the Division of Accounts and Reports will not collect or remit KPERS Death and Disability contributions for pay periods that have an original check issue date between April 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001. This procedure will be effective with the pay period beginning March 19, 2000 and ending April 1, 2000 (paid April 14, 2000) through the pay period beginning May 27, 2001 and ending June 9, 2001 (paid June 22, 2001). Please note that KPERS Death and Disability Insurance for off-cycles is calculated based on pay period end dates, so paycheck adjustments for pay period end dates prior to March 19, 2000 will continue to have the contributions collected and remitted. Remittances will continue to be made according to the normal schedule for the prior period adjustments.

Agencies are reminded that it is extremely important that the appropriate 'GTL' code be established in SHARP's General Deduction Data for new employees hired between March 19, 2000 and June 9, 2001 even though the agency will not be charged for KPERS Death and Disability contribution. If the appropriate 'GTL' code is not established, then imputed income, if applicable, will not be properly calculated for the new employee.

The Division of Accounts and Reports, Payroll Services Team will make the necessary updates to the SHARP payroll system to effect this change for all employees for whom SHARP calculates pay. Regent's institutions are responsible for ensuring that this change is made in their respective systems prior to April 1, 2000.