Participation date is when a member began paying contributions and earning service credit with KRS. This date may be different from the hire date. A members participation date can change the level of benefits to which they are entitled, health insurance eligibility, and their eligibility to purchase service.
Some employees are hired into positions which are classified as non-participating by KRS. If you are employed in a non-participating position, you are not eligible to pay into KRS and you do not earn service credit. A common example of this is a probationary period. CERS agencies may use a probationary period for new hires. Let’s assume you go to work for an agency with a 6 month probationary period. You will not be eligible to participate with KRS until you have served your 6 months. In this example your participation date with KRS will be 6 months from your hire date. You can easily find your participation date on our self service site.
Request a PIN
If you have lost or never received a PIN number please contact our office at 502.696.8800 or 800.928.4646. Due to security reasons, your PIN will be mailed to the address on record with KRS.