House Bill 2310
House Bill 2310 would amend current law, which allows KPERS retirees to return to work in a KPERS covered position earning less than $20,000 annually without a suspension of KPERS retiree benefits.
House Bill 2310 would place an absolute prohibition on return-to-work in a KPERS covered position, regardless of how little a KPERS retiree earned in that return-to-work position.
Keeping the Kansas Promise opposed House Bill 2310, because:
- KPERS retirees, under Senate Substitute for HB 2072 (2009), pay the actuarially required amount plus an eight percent (8%) surcharge into the KPERS fund, which ensures that these return-to-work retirees actually contribute to the shrinking of the size of the KPERS unfunded actuarial liability (“UAL”);
- Urban and rural school districts, police departments and fire departments are all experiencing shortages, and allowing KPERS retirees to return to work in this positions, particularly in urban and rural school districts, helps to fill the gap in this critical shortages; and