Staff Relations

Pushed Pin.pngWelcome to the Department of Staff Relations

          Joelle Bielski                                                              Danielle Peregoy
             Manager                                                               Administrative Assistant
          443-809-2097                                                                443-809-9377

6901 Charles Street, Bldg. A                                          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.

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 -  American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
  -  Baltimore County Public Schools Organization of Professional Employees (BCPSOPE)
  -  Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees (CASE)
  -  Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County (ESPBC)
  -  Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO)

ESPBC Sick Leave Bank (ESLB) Memo and Enclosures:

Effective July 1, 2022, ESPBC separated from the Unified Sick Leave Bank (USLB) and established the ESPBC Sick Bank (ESLB). Click on the links below to access the memo and enclosures. 

2024-2025 School Year Memorandum of Understands (MOUs):

AFSCME - Shift Differential for Transportation

AFSCME - 2024 Summer Compressed Work Week
TABCO - Elementary Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs)

TABCO - Department Chair (Leadership and Content Meetings Beyond Duty Day)
CASE and TABCO - Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Grant

2023-2024 School Year Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs):

AFSCME Incentives - Effective September 1, 2023

AFSCME Employee Reclassification and Signing Bonus - Effective December 4, 2023 - June 30, 2024

AFSCME SY23-24 Retention Bonus and Vacation Cap Extension

CASE CSTAG and Incentives - Revised August 29, 2023

ESPBC Class Coverage and Substituting - Effective September 25, 2023 - June 28, 2024

OPE Compensatory Time - Effective October 30, 2023 - June 28,2024

OPE Professional Development and Workshops


TABCO - National Board-Certified Teacher (NBCT)

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For those of you who have completed EDA in the past, you will notice several differences, with the main difference being the documents will now be accessed from OneDrive instead of Schoology. For assistance with accessing EDA documentation, please contact Judi Komins, [email protected] or Danielle Peregoy, [email protected].

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  • Maryland Negotiation Services
  • MSDE 
  • 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 their 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 them in determining any attendance-related benefits, incentives or promotional opportunities." 
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