Governor Hogan issued a recent announcement that state employees who serve as election judges during the primary and general elections will receive expanded administrative leave as an incentive to serve. This announcement does not cover USM employees. The USM's Nonexempt and Exempt staff are covered instead by the provisions of the Board of Regents policy VII-7.25 USM Policy on Leave for Service as an Election Judge, approved by the Board of Regents, which states, in part:
"A USM employee, appointed by the Election Director of a Local Election Board, as specified in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Election Law Article, Section 10-203, shall be entitled to use one hour of paid administrative leave for each hour of service as an Election Judge up to a total of eight (8) hours for each day of service without loss of pay or charge to any leave; and shall be entitled to receive the election judge compensation..." (There are additional provisions of this policy.)
Applicable staff employees should use leave code ADM (Administrative Leave) on the timesheet for time served. There is no separate policy on leave for faculty who serve as election judges, so if faculty members should consult with their department head. Otherwise, questions may be directed to my attention at firstname.lastname@example.org.