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Program Description

  Labor Relations

The Office of Labor Relations (OLR) administers the County's labor and employee relations programs. These include conducting collective bargaining with the three County unions and volunteer Firefighters; administering and ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) and other labor-management agreements and personnel regulations; managing collaborative labor-management programs and joint initiatives, including Labor-Management Relations Committees (LMRCs) and other joint committees; administering grievance and dispute procedures, including both negotiated and regulatory, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Facilitation processes, and facilitating the timely resolution of workplace disputes; advising County managers on CBA issues, personnel policies and procedures, and employee relations matters; conducting training for County managers and employees on labor-management and employee relations topics.

Program Contacts

Contact Jennifer Harling of the Office of Labor Relations at 240.777.5073 or Shantee Jackson of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2762 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of trainings on labor relations offered to County employees1118222631
Number of County employees that attended trainings on labor relations295142170204245
Total number of Labor Management Relations Committee (LMRC) meetings held with the three County employee unions (MCGEO, FOP, and IAFF)3417202429
Percent of LMRC meetings attended by an Office of Labor Relations representative71%88%95%90%90%
Percent of grievances by a bargaining unit resolved without the intervention of a third party96%98%90%90%90%

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved16258318.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-21110.00
FY24 Recommended16237208.00