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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 Corey Orlosky 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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Total number of Labor Management Relations Committee (LMRC) meetings held with the three County employee unions (MCGEO, FOP, and IAFF)N/AN/AN/A48N/A
Percent of Labor Management Relations Committee (LMRC) meetings attended by an Office of Labor Relations representantiveN/AN/AN/A50%50%
Percent of grievances by a bargaining unit resolved without the intervention of a third partyN/AN/AN/A75%75%
Number of trainings on labor relations offered to County employeesN/AN/AN/A88
Number of County employees that attended trainings on labor relations 1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1  This Office was established for FY21 with new performance measures and is currently developing its FY21-23 projections and targets; Data prior to FY21 may be unavailable.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved15056708.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1002200.00
FY22 Approved16058908.00