Voluntary Retirement Savings Options
Are you aware that Wichita Public Schools offers multiple retirement plan options for eligible employees? To help promote financial wellbeing and to meet compliance standards for universal availability of retirement plan options, we would like to offer you information about your choices as a district employee.
The district’s 403(b) plan is managed by a third party administrator, The OMNI Group. The OMNI Group processes all plan transactions, including enrollment, contribution changes, loans, and hardship withdrawals. The district’s 457(b) plan is managed by Mass Mutual Retirement Services. Mass Mutual works with a local financial advisor, Debra Anton, who assists district employees with enrollment and other transactions related to the 457(b) plan.
Click on the plan name for information about how to begin participating in the 403(b) plan and the 457(b) plan, as well as information regarding annual contribution limits and approved vendors. We certainly hope you will consider taking part in one of the retirement plan benefits that Wichita Public Schools offers!
The W-4 Form is changing for 2020
The 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018. The IRS is not requiring all employees to complete the revised form and has designed the withholding tables so that they will work with both the new and prior year forms. However, certain employees will be required to use the new form: those hired in 2020 and anyone who makes withholding changes after December 31.
If you need to make changes to your W-4 after the first of the year, an electronic version will be available through PeopleSoft on January 6, 2020. Please contact Bruce McGlory at 973-4707 with questions. If you do not need to make changes, you do not need to submit the new form and your withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form.
Even though the IRS does not require all employees to complete the revised form and even if your tax situation has not changed, we recommend you perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you need to make adjustments to your current withholding. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS’s Tax Withholding Estimator www.irs.gov/W4App. In order to effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and tax return. A good time to perform this checkup would be in January after any 2020 changes have been made to the estimator.
The IRS has also published Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful should you need to complete the new form: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-draft-2020-form-w-4.
Payroll Department Information
Alvin Morris Administrative Center
903 S. Edgemoor Room 208
Wichita, Kansas 67218
Phone: (316) 973-4574
Fax: (316) 973-4767
Monday - Friday 7:45 am to 4:45 pm
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Log in to PeopleSoft Self Service from a district computer to view your paychecks, payroll deductions, direct deposit information, and more!
The Payroll Department is committed to serving the payroll needs of all USD 259 employees, including responding to inquiries concerning tax sheltered annuities and other voluntary deductions, temporary leave and vacation records, direct deposit, tax withholding elections, time clock reporting, and W-2’s.
All employees are encouraged to contact the Payroll Department for any payroll related questions!
Payroll Department Staff
Assistant Payroll Supervisor
Clerk - Time Clocks and Direct Deposit
Clerk - KPERS and TSA’s
Clerk - Wage Garnishments
Sub Payroll Clerk
Tech Assistant - Payroll/HR System