Maryland Courts

Policy Manual

This new integrated Judiciary Human Resources Policy Manual is effective December 15, 2005 and replaces all previous policy manuals.

You are encouraged to read and familiarize yourself with these policies. Any questions regarding the Manual, or the policies it contains, should be directed to your supervisor, Administrative Official, or to the Judiciary Human Resources Department, Employee Relations Unit, at 410-260-1732.

These Human Resources Policies and Procedures outline employee benefits, employee responsibilities, and employment procedures for the work place. The information contained in this manual is subject to change as situations warrant and those changes may supercede, modify, or eliminate the policies summarized in this manual.

THIS MANUAL DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACT.

Table of Contents (Documents in PDF)

Welcome
INTRODUCTION

SECTION A -- EMPLOYMENT
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) - Forms can be found here
Classification and Compensation
Contractual Positions
Employment Probationary Period
Employment of Relatives
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Harassment
Other Employment - Form
Personnel Records
Reassignment and Transfer
Recruitment, Examination and Selection
Reinstatement
Separation From Employment
SECTION B – LEAVE AND OTHER BENEFITS
Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)
Bereavement Leave
Educational Assistance
Emergency Disaster Preparedness
Employee Assistance Program
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Forms
Leave (Generally)
Leave Donations and the Judiciary Leave Bank
Positive Time Reporting
Reimbursement of Interview and Relocation Expenses
Reporting Workplace Injuries - Forms
Sick Leave
Telework
SECTION C – PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT
Appropriate Attire and Appearance Revised
Electronic Communications Systems Usage
Grievances, Disciplinary Appeals, & Whistleblower Reprisal Protections
Involuntary Termination of Employment & Rejection on Probation for Regular Employees and Employees on Initial Probation
Performance Evaluation
Progressive Discipline
Reporting Employee Court Appearances, Arrests, and Requests for Judicial Review
Standards of Conduct
Workplace Violence
SECTION D – ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS AFFECTING EMPLOYEES
Evacuation and Closing of Courts
Anti-Nepotism
Early Release for Holidays
Substance Abuse
Forty (40) Hour Workweek