Labor Relations FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor Labor Relations Division acts on behalf of the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) to administer the Public Employer Employee Relations Act (PEERA) and for the Secretary of Labor to administer the Professional Negotiations Act (PNA). These Kansas laws, enacted more than 35 years ago, establish the right of public employees in Kansas to organize and negotiate with public employers regarding terms and conditions of employment and grievances. Please select from a Labor Relations category below to get more help. 

Are all government employees covered by the Office of Labor Relations?

No. However, each city, country, or district must willingly elect to be covered under the provisions of PEERA through a vote within the city, county, or district’governing body. Generally, supervisory and confidential employees are excluded from coverage under PEERA