Compensation & Benefits
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Employee Discounts

Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

For employees in positions requiring a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Summary:

*Available to Faculty and Administrative Staff employed on or after July 1, 1996.

  • The ORP is a defined contribution program.
  • Employees contribute 7.16%.
  • The University pays 8.74%.
  • The ORP offers immediate vesting and portability.
  • Employees have 30 days from initial employment to elect the ORP.
  • If no election is made, you are automatically enrolled in KTRS.


The ORP does not offer disability retirement or retiree group medical insurance. The ORP providers are:

TIAA CREF
Five Concourse Parkway Suite 2700
Atlanta GA 30328-6104
1-800-842-2003

VALIC
2919 Allen Parkway
Houston TX 77019
1-800-448-9033

ING
150 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 410
Nashville, TN 37219
1-800-975-2259

Fidelity
PO Box 770002
Cincinnati, OH 45277-0090
1-800-868-1023