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In 1972, the Kansas Public Employer-Employee Relations Act was passed by the Kansas Legislature to promote improvement of employer-employee relations in the public agencies of the State. This law recognized the right of public employees to join or refrain from joining such organizations. There are several employee organizations for State employees.

11.1 Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE):

The State of Kansas recognized KOSE in May 2008 as the "recognized employee organization", as that term is defined in K.S.A. 75-4322, for employees in the bargaining unit where it has been certified or recognized. The Employer recognizes the Union as the sole and exclusive representative in all matters establishing and pertaining to wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment and revised July 1, 2010, for employees of KSSB and KSSD.