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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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of trainings on labor relations offered to County employeesN/A11222727
Number of County employees that attended trainings on labor relations 1N/A295540590590
Total number of Labor Management Relations Committee (LMRC) meetings held with the three County employee unions (MCGEO, FOP, and IAFF)N/A34525556
Percent of Labor Management Relations Committee (LMRC) meetings attended by an Office of Labor Relations representativeN/A71%87%87%88%
Percent of grievances by a bargaining unit resolved without the intervention of a third partyN/A96%90%90%90%
1  This Office was established with new performance measures in FY21. Data prior to FY21 is not available.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved16058908.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Mid-Year Change - Reclassification of MIII to MII128410.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.71000.00
FY23 Recommended16258318.00