2005 Budget Testimony
Our University Police Officers (UPO) are represented by
Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (MCEA). We began negotiations on
December 10, 2002, and, as of July 2004, both parties had reached a tentative
agreement on an MOU for represented UPO employees. This process took nineteen
months to complete, with both parties meeting for thirty-two negotiation
sessions. The MOU was put into effect on October 22, 2004, following approval by
the USM Board of Regents.
Our Non-Exempt Staff, numbering some 230 employees, are
also represented by Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., the only
USM campus to be represented exclusively by MCEA. We began these negotiations on
June 3, 2004. During the past six months, we have had ten negotiation sessions.
Out of the forty-three articles in the MOU, we have settled sixteen.