Staff Relations

Pushed Pin.pngWelcome to the Department of Staff Relations

     George Duque                                                                Danielle Peregoy
         Manager                                                                  Administrative Assistant

6901 Charles Street, Bldg. B                                            Phone: 443-809-2095                  
     Towson, MD 21204                                                                

The Department of Staff Relations operates under the Chief of Staff and represents the superintendent in the negotiation and administration of contracts with all employee groups. The department represents the superintendent in the response to appropriate administrative appeals and assists in the establishment and maintenance of productive working relations between all employee groups and the Board of Education (BOE).

For verification of employment, please contact the Office of Payroll at 443-809-4240.

Responsibilities of the Department of Staff Relations:

  • Provides leadership, advice, and assistance to employees regarding policies and  procedures.
  • Provides professional development to managers, supervisors, and administrators to increase their knowledge and familiarity with the negotiated agreements and the appraisal process.
  • Effectively implements the master agreements for all bargaining units.
  • Maintains positive relationships with all recognized employee groups.
  • Promptly, fairly, and effectively responds to grievances and administrative appeals on behalf of the  superintendent.
  • Participates in the training of new administrators, with emphasis on the proper implementation of the master agreements.
  • Prepares for and participates in arbitration sessions, as necessary, in order to bring grievances to effective closure.
  • Attempts to resolve problems without going to arbitration whenever possible and  appropriate.

Master Agreements (MAs):

The master agreements for all collective bargaining units are effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023. 

Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs):

The following Vacation MOUs expire on December 31, 2022:

  • Maryland Negotiation Services
  • MSDE
  • MSDE Testing Calendar -Page 2 lists the MSDE recognized religious holidays.
  • Per Superintendent's Policy 4203, "In accordance with bargaining unit agreements, for any religious holiday not noted on the MSDE student testing calendar, the employee must provide documentation from his/her religious leader verifying the requirement to be absent from work to fulfill a religious obligation(s). An employee's documented absence for the employee's religious holiday shall not be used against him/her in determining any attendance-related benefits, incentives or promotional opportunities." 
Grievance Report Forms:


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