Kansas Department of Administration

Bulletin 96-03 - Length of Service of Retirees Returning to State Service

1.0 - SUBJECT: Length of Service of Retirees Returning to State Service

2.0 - EFFECTIVE DATE: June 16, 1996

3.0 - DISTRIBUTION: Agency Human Resource Managers

4.0 - FROM: William B. McGlasson, Director DATE: 5/2/96

5.0 - PURPOSE: To clarify that length of service and sick leave for retirees returning to state service under K.S.A. 74-4914 will revert to that of a new hire.


A retiree means an employee who has retired from state service per K.S.A. 74-4914 or has received payment for sick leave under K.S.A. 75-5517. The individual may or may not be receiving retirement benefits. Returning to state service means being hired to either the classified or unclassified service.

In KIPPS, there were two separate tracking devices for years of service. In SHARP, only one tracking device (Length of Service) is used for all years of service issues. Because of this change, length of service must be adjusted manually when retirees return to state service.

Currently, longevity bonus pay for retirees returning to state service is based on their length of service from the date of retirement.

7.0 - PROCEDURE: Any retiree who has returned to state service before the effective date of this bulletin will continue to receive longevity bonus pay based on the policy in effect at the time of return. From the effective date of this bulletin forward, upon returning to state service:

7.1  Length of service for leave accrual, layoff purposes, and longevity bonus pay shall be returned (manually) to zero and calculated on the same basis as a new hire.

7.2  Any sick leave the individual had at the time of retirement that was not paid out per K.S.A. 75-5517 is dissolved and cannot be reinstated.

8.0 - REFERENCES: K.S.A. 74-4914 and K.S.A. 75-5517.

9.0 - CONTACT PERSON: Lois Ryan at lois.ryan@ks.gov or (785) 296-4274.

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