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Mission Statement

To foster excellence in people by providing quality human resources services to our employees, partners, and the community.


Budget Overview

The total recommended FY24 Operating Budget for the Office of Human Resources is $344,673,864, an increase of $20,323,343 or 6.27 percent from the FY23 Approved Budget of $324,350,521. Personnel Costs comprise 3.56 percent of the budget for 91 full-time position(s) and one part-time position(s), and a total of 92.50 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 96.44 percent of the FY24 budget.

The budget of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is comprised of a General Fund component of $13,185,543 and an Employee Health Benefit Self Insurance Fund component of $315,183,609.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government


Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY23 estimates reflect funding based on the FY23 approved budget. The FY24 and FY25 figures are performance targets based on the FY24 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY25.



  • Complete implementation of the new Applicant Tracking System, which includes a cross departmental collaboration to improve the recruitment process and end user experience while addressing the need to reduce the time to hire and enhance the qualified candidate pool.
  • Develop management training for career pathways based upon shared competencies by defining levels of behaviors so employees understand what success looks like in each competency and ways to improve.
  • Develop a Management Leadership Service (MLS) training institute geared towards providing new MLS managers with resources needed to excel at their positions and manage staff appropriately.
  • OHR will fund job advertisements and promotional activities; use the technical assistance, connections, and resources of consultants to augment the Department's innovations and strategic visioning activities; and connect recruitment sourcing platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed, and Workday.
  • Create a recognition framework for the County, and support and promote development of broad employee recognition programs in County departments. Staff will provide lead services, guidance, and consultation to County departments and agencies, and handle funding disbursements for awards.
  • Continue work to centralize transactional functions for position and assignment changes in Oracle by expanding the current pilot and release department resources from processing transactions and minimize errors that occur at the department level, which delays the timing for final approval.
  • Support for ongoing job creations and individual positions studies, secure the services of a contractor to review the County's classification and compensation structure, and to devise a plan to update the classifications to meet the County's workforce needs and in response to the Merit System Protection Board audit recommendations.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Streamlined the eTelework appeals process and reduced Telework appeals with the cooperation of managers, employees, and the unions.

  • Updating of Assignment Transaction User Productivity Kits to increase HR Liaison accuracy and productivity that will flow through and increase productivity for Records Management.
  • Transitioning Leave Without Pay cases and documentation from paper to electronic format.
  • Created procedure to improve process for the collection of unpaid premiums from leave balances as employees leave County service.
  • Implemented the Department of Transportation Transit Bus Operators and Coordinators Salary Step form and process to ensure newly hired Bus Operators are hired at the correct step and properly progress through their steps to ensure proper pay equity.
  • Develop candidate leads and connections, coordinating with the Office's Senior Leadership and Community Outreach Manager to build candidate networks and actively develop, participate in, and host community events and outreach activities; and work non-traditional hours to be accessible to candidates and relevant organizations in support of the County's recruitment goals.

Program Descriptions

  Director's Office

The Director's Office provides services to the department: Executive management and recruitment, policy direction; strategic and financial planning, communications and public relations, and resources management. In addition, the Office provides consultation services on human resources matters to the County Executive and other department Directors. The Director's Office is responsible for...

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  Business Operations and Performance

The Business Operations and Performance Division is comprised of the Classification, Compensation, Workforce Performance, and Strategy and Innovation teams. The Classification and Compensation team reviews and evaluates the duties and responsibilities of individual positions and occupational classes in response to employee, department, and union requests to assure that positions are...

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  Recruitment and Selection

The Recruitment and Selection team is responsible for attracting, hiring, promoting, and retaining candidates for County departments and agencies that result in a highly skilled, competent, and diverse workforce. The Team engages in a wide variety of outreach activities designed to ensure quality and diversity in the candidate population to...

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  EEO Compliance and Diversity Management

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Management team ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal discrimination laws, as well as Montgomery County Personnel Regulations Section 5, related to EEO. The Division provides mandatory and customized training to employees and managers concerning equal employment and diversity management. The training also...

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  Health & Employee Welfare

The Health Insurance team manages and administers the County's health and welfare plans in accordance with County policy and local, State, and Federal laws. In addition to maintaining operations associated with annual open enrollment and program eligibility, the team provides customer service, communications, education, and counseling to County employees, participating...

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  Occupational Medical Services

The Occupational Medical Services team (OMS) (including Fire and Rescue Occupational Medical Services) provides multi-disciplinary occupational medical services, such as work-related medical and safety-hazard assessments to promote the health, wellness, and productivity of the County workforce. OMS also administers the County's drug and alcohol testing and centralized Family and Medical...

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  Training and Organizational Development

The Training and Organizational Development team provides training, workforce planning, and organizational effectiveness programs and activities that increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the County's workforce. The Team offers professional development opportunities to employees and managers through online learning and instructor-led classes, and designs performance improvement strategies and specialized...

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Budget Trends
Program Contacts

Contact Jennifer Shovlin of the Office of Human Resources at 240.777.5039 or Shantee Jackson of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2762 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages4300334.005151039.00 4912971.00 6904986.0034.1
Employee Benefits1117456.001293081.00 1222292.00 1796755.0039.0
County General Fund Personnel Costs5417790.006444120.00 6135263.00 8701741.0035.0
Operating Expenses2484013.002979348.00 3585057.00 4483802.0050.5
County General Fund Expenditures7901803.009423468.00 9720320.00 13185543.0039.9
Full-Time65.0072.00 72.00 91.0026.4
Part-Time2.002.00 2.00 1.00-50.0
FTEs43.8049.25 49.25 67.2536.6
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Salaries and Wages2359376.002599532.00 2353887.00 2789564.007.3
Employee Benefits576827.00723174.00 617757.00 789698.009.2
Employee Health Self Insurance Personnel Costs2936203.003322706.00 2971644.00 3579262.007.7
Operating Expenses285906173.00311604347.00 310680001.00 327909059.005.2
Employee Health Self Insurance Expenditures288842376.00314927053.00 313651645.00 331488321.005.3
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs23.8525.25 25.25 25.250.0
Other Charges/Fees18107294.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Self Insurance Employee Health Income65811308.00269562262.00 266305356.00 289389223.007.4
Investment Income-1323.0081000.00 -31100.00 -49140.00-160.7
Other Intergovernmental0.008622394.00 8243664.00 0.00-100.0
Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursement17898804.0036674630.00 39485632.00 43213464.0017.8
Employee Health Self Insurance Revenues101816083.00314940286.00 314003552.00 332553547.005.6
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures296744179.00324350521.00 323371965.00 344673864.006.3
Total Full-Time Positions65.0072.00 72.00 91.0026.4
Total Part-Time Positions2.002.00 2.00 1.00-50.0
Total FTEs67.6574.50 74.50 92.5024.2
Total Revenues101816083.00314940286.00 314003552.00 332553547.005.6
FY24 Recommended Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Classification and Compensation Structure Improvements [Business Operations and Performance]6757862.00
Enhance: Management and Leadership Training Program [Training and Organizational Development]3257862.00
Enhance: FY23 Director's Office Support [Director's Office]3037772.00
Enhance: Advertising/Publications/ Subscriptions2754000.00
Enhance: FY23 Repurpose Department of Health and Human Services Positions for Recruitment and Selection Program Support [Recruitment and Selection]2117842.00
Enhance: Employee Recognition Program [Training and Organizational Development]1250000.00
Enhance: FY23 Paid Parental Leave Program Support [Director's Office]1171911.00
Enhance: FY23 Repurpose Department of Transportation Position for Training and Organizational Development Program Support [Training and Organizational Development]1120001.00
Enhance: FY23 Repurpose Department of Transportation Position for Classification and Compensation Program Support [Business Operations and Performance]1101551.00
Enhance: FY23 Paid Parental Leave Program Support [Occupational Medical Services]1013021.00
Enhance: Recruitment and Sourcing Support [Recruitment and Selection]878932.00
Enhance: Centralized Processing Unit Support [Business Operations and Performance]878932.00
Enhance: Tuition Assistance Allocation for International Association of Fire Fighters Members, Per Collective Bargaining Agreement [Training and Organizational Development]650000.00
Eliminate: Assessment Tool Contractual Funding [Recruitment and Selection]-470000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY23 New OMS/FROMS Clinic Contract [Occupational Medical Services]6082352.00
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment5759770.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases2306640.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Lapsed Positions1493130.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Personnel Costs1437050.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail60020.00
Technical Adj: FTE Reconciliation [Recruitment and Selection]00.50
Decrease Cost: Miscellaneous Exp [Training and Organizational Development]-6810.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-56440.00
Re-align: Tuition Assistance Budget with Historical Usage [Training and Organizational Development]-250000.00
Decrease Cost: Contractual Technology Training [Training and Organizational Development]-272500.00
Decrease Cost: OHR Senior Fellows [Training and Organizational Development]-45217-0.50
Re-align: One-time Budget Adjustment to Reflect Higher Than Expected Vacant Positions-1699960.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY23-2300000.00
FY24 RECOMMENDED1318554367.25
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Claims Expenditures Adjustment [Health & Employee Welfare]163047120.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases1211330.00
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment1166860.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Lapsed Positions243110.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-55740.00
FY24 RECOMMENDED33148832125.25
Program Summary
Program NameFY23 APPR
Business Operations and Performance185998214.00311541119.00
Director's Office322076020.75387220122.75
EEO Compliance and Diversity Management4443073.004582403.00
Health & Employee Welfare31319553315.8532955860615.85
Occupational Medical Services24047573.0034406336.00
Recruitment and Selection232990213.40279589718.90
Training and Organizational Development8952804.5014328767.00
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY23
Fire and Rescue ServiceFire17616890.0022357680.00
NDA - Montgomery County Employee Retirement PlansEmployees Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)280140.20302800.20
NDA - Montgomery County Employee Retirement PlansRetirement Fund (ERS)1769440.551868340.55
NDA - Montgomery County Employee Retirement PlansNon-Appropriated Funds104040.00104040.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY24 Recommended13186.00000013186.00000013186.00000013186.00000013186.00000013186.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY240.000000422.000000422.000000422.000000422.000000422.000000
New positions in the FY24 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.000000170.000000170.000000170.000000170.000000170.000000
Labor Contracts0.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000-100.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures13186.00000013678.00000013678.00000013678.00000013678.00000013678.000000
FY24 Recommended331488.000000331488.000000331488.000000331488.000000331488.000000331488.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000084.00000084.00000084.00000084.00000084.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures331488.000000331572.000000331572.000000331572.000000331572.000000331572.000000