KS is the only employers' and interest organisation for municipalities, counties and and local public enterprises in Norway.
As of April 2006 all of the 431 municipalities and 19 counties are members, as well as approx. 500 public enterprises.
- KS advocates the interests of its members towards central government, the Parliament, labour organisations and other organisations.
- KS advises and inform the members about all matters and developments of importance to local government.
- KS facilitates exchange of experience between its members.
- KS conducts the central collective bargaining on behalf of its members.
Non-governmental organization/ non-profit