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Preparing for the Future
FreeState Assistant General Manager  Chris Parr  has completed an intensive program in electric utility management. The  Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP)  is a series offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin.

FreeState Electric Cooperative makes safety a priority, whether it’s the safety of employees or members. On March 14 and 15, Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. partnered with FreeState to host a regional “Speak Up! Listen Up!” seminar where cooperative team members from northeast Kansas could evaluate and improve safety performance and create an even safer workplace.

FreeState Electric Cooperative recently joined NRECA’s Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative launched in April 2018 to combat an alarming rate of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) among co-op lineworkers. A nationwide survey of 51,000 co-op employees conducted annually between 2006 and 2015 found an average of more than 23 SIFs each year.


Use caution this spring when dumping gravel or rock to repair driveways. Trucks can get tangled in the overhead lines and cause costly damage or serious injury. Please look up before you lift up!
Energy Use Coordinator Matt Lambert will answer questions about energy efficiency, renewables, co-op programs, and everything in between. Email Matt your question and it may be featured in Kansas Country Living or The Signal. FreeState will not use your name if your question is answered in print or online unless you specifically request us to do so. 
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Privacy Policy 
FreeState is a consumer-owned and consumer-controlled electric cooperative. FreeState operates on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of its member-consumers. Accordingly, the Board has adopted this Policy on Privacy of Member-Consumer Information to establish fair information principles for FreeState in carrying out its responsibility to respect the privacy of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.
Notice: FreeState publicly discloses its policies and practices for the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.            
Statement of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
  FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc., is not subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the Kansas Corporation Commission, except as specified in K.S.A. 66-104d(f). 
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