Office of Labor Relations Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the Office of Labor Relations do?

  • What is PERB?

  • What is PEERA?

  • Current Kansas Cities and Counties under the Public Employer-Employee Relations Act (PEERA)

  • What is PNA?

  • Who is a public employee?

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

  • How are labor negotiations handled through the Office of Labor Relations?

  • What if I want to request a mediator or fact finder?

  • Can I look up decisions that have been made concerning past complaints?

  • I need a form to return information to you. How do I get it?

  • On the election form for representation, it requires 30 percent voting. Is that 30 percent of the union or 30 percent of those covered by the contract?

  • What if I have other questions?

  • I have a question about wages I earned that were not paid to me. Can you help me with that?

  • What about my public pension plan? Is KPERS subject to labor relations?