Employee and Labor Relations

The Employee and Labor Relations Division promotes the efficient functioning of State government so that its performance meets the high expectations of the citizens of Maryland. It does this by providing services to address work disputes, grievance resolution, and disciplinary appeals. It also provides guidance to supervisors, managers, and human resources officers in the State Personnel Management System.

The Division provides:


The Division also coordinates:

Employee Assistance Program, which provides confidential and professional referral and assessment services to State employees who are experiencing personal difficulties that are adversely affecting their work performances. Typically, the employee is referred by his or her supervisor.

Employees experiencing difficulties with domestic violence can find helpful resources through the Maryland Judiciary's Domestic Violence Webpage.

Managed Return to Work Program (MRTW)​

The Managed Return To Work Program ​is for individuals with work related injuries or illnesses that result in temporary inability to fully perform normal work. The Program provides these employees with meaningful and productive temporary transitional duty assignments. 

Please contact 410-767-1314 if your agency is interested in implementing this Program.

Managed Return to Work - Frequently Asked Questions​

In addition:

The State Social Security Administrator is located within the Employee and Labor Relations Division, and is responsible for assuring proper coverage of governmental entities under the Social Security Act, and acting as a liaison with related federal agencies.​​​​

Attention Human Resources Officers:

The Employee and Labor Relations forms that used to be on this page are now in the new secure Human Resources Officers site – click the FORMS tab after logging in to the new site.

Contact Information

301 W. Preston Street,
Suite 607
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Heinrich J. Losemann, Jr.,
Director
Employee and Labor Relations Division
410-767-4717

Fatima Wallace
Administrative Specialist
410-767-4717

James Fox
Settlement Coordinator
EAP Coordinator
410-767-5846

Brent Tracy
Settlement Officer
410-767-4953

Joseph Horvath
Employee & Labor Relations
410-767-1314

Lauren Tabackman
Employee & Labor Relations
410-767-1011

Katie Lombardi
Training Coordinator/Settlement Officer
410-767-4838

Thomas J. Reardon
State Social Security Administrator
410-767-4773

Please note: The State Social Security Administrator does not deal with individual claims and WILL NOT contact you by phone, email, text message or social media seeking your Social Security Number.​

Vacant
Employee & Labor Relations
410-767-4549