The 2017 Maryland Legislative session has ended and the Governor’s budget did not include a COLA or funding for step increments. Still, the legislature did move forward on some bills that benefit state employees
- Leap Year Personal Leave (HB 324/SB580) will provide an additional personal leave day during a leap year. State employees should not be forced to take a pay cut during a leap year.
- Payroll Recovery (HB 1144) passed. Under this legislation, those harmed in the “Workday” rollout after March of 2016 will have the month of July 2017 to file a grievance for lost wages. Going forward