Visit UMBC’s policies and procedures page online to find faculty and staff handbooks, and information on policies about leave, pay, smoking, teleworking and other subjects related to work expectations.
Effective July 1, 2001, Senate Bill 207 gave certain University employees the right to bargain for wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment through negotiations between representatives of Management (Employer) and the Union (Employees). The end result of collective bargaining is the labor contract between and employer and the union. The parties often refer to the result of negotiations as the Collective Bargaining Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Maryland State Higher Education Labor Relations Board (SHELRB) is an independent administrative agency that administers and enforces Maryland’s Collective Bargaining Law for higher education. The SHELRB has many duties under the law, including planning and overseeing representation elections and processing cases and complaints. In all of its functions, the Board is committed to supporting high quality employee-employer relations in Maryland higher education institutions.
Employee Relations & Discipline
Maintaining positive employer-employee relationships which promote satisfactory productivity, morale, and motivation is critical. Employee Relations staff members assist with the prevention and resolution of problems which arise out of or impact work situations.