Opt Out Information

Opt Out Information

​I have received a letter from the Department of Budget and Management about providing my employee information to my bargaining unit’s exclusive representative.  What should I know?

The State’s Collective Bargaining Law permits the exclusive representative of a State employee bargaining unit to make a request for specific employee information twice a year.

This information allows the exclusive representative to communicate with bargaining unit members about various matters related to collective bargaining.

If you do not “opt out” of having this information provided to the exclusive representative, the following information will be provided about you, to the extent that the Department of Budget and Management has this information:

  • Your name
  • Position classification
  • Unit
  • Home address
  • Work site address where you receive interoffice or United States mail
  • Home telephone number
  • Work site telephone number

If you wish to “opt out” of this process, meaning that the Department of Budget and Management will not provide your employee information to the exclusive representative, you will need to fill out the form that is sent to you, and return it to the Department of Budget and Management within the time frames specified in the letter.

If you have questions about the letter, or the process for opting out, you may call Catherine Hackman at 410-767-4810, or send your question via email to Catherine.Hackman@maryland.gov​.