State of Kansas
2011 Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program
Effective 8/2/11 through 10/31/11
On August 2, 2011, the State of Kansas announced a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program that provides incentives to eligible, State of Kansas employees in the Executive Branch who offer to retire between August 2, 2011 and September 19, 2011. On August 31, 2011, the program was extended through October 31, 2011. Information regarding eligibility for the program, the incentives provided and details regarding the process and timeline for applying to participate in this Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program can be found in the following documents:
VRIP General Release Agreement
VRIP FAQ’s – Applicants
VRIP Supplemental FAQs - Applicants (updated 8/31/11)
VRIP Extension FAQs - Applicants
VRIP FAQ’s – Agencies
Anyone wishing to participate in this Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program is encouraged to consult with an attorney and financial or tax advisor prior to signing the General Release Agreement.
Employees with questions regarding this Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program should visit with the Human Resource office of the agency in which they work. Employees with questions regarding retirement or group health insurance coverage may also contact KPERS or the staff from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment who administer the State Employee Health Benefits Plan.
In addition, staff from KPERS will be presenting several pre-retirement meetings for State employees who are considering participating in the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program over the next several weeks. These meetings are listed on the KPERS website referenced above.