VII - 7.25 - USM POLICY ON LEAVE FOR SERVICE AS ELECTION JUDGE
FOR EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT STAFF EMPLOYEES ON REGULAR
(Approved by the Board of Regents, October 22, 2004)
I. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY:
To establish a paid administrative leave category called
Leave for Service as Election Judge for all Exempt and
Nonexempt Staff employees on Regular Status that permits an
employee, under certain circumstances, to be absent from
duty without loss of any pay or without charge to the
employee's accrued leave.
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 as specified in the Annotated
Code of Maryland, Election Law Article, Section 10-205.
The following criteria shall be used to determine if an
employee shall be granted paid administrative leave as an
A. The USM employee must serve as an Election Judge during
hours that the employee was otherwise scheduled to work for the
B. The USM employee must notify her/his supervisor, no less
than 30 calendar days prior to the election date, of the
employee's intention to work as an Election Judge to accommodate
any scheduling changes.
C. The USM employee must provide her/his supervisor with
documentation from the Election Board, confirming the date and
hours in service as an Election Judge, within the pay period in
which the employee served or the next business day.
D. Paid Administrative Leave for State/University Holidays on
specific election days will not be applicable unless the employee
is scheduled to work on that State/University Holiday.
E. Elections under this law include all general, primary and
Each Chief Executive Officer shall identify his/her
designee(s) as appropriate for this policy; shall develop
procedures as necessary to implement this policy; and shall
communicate this policy and applicable procedures to his/her
Annotated Code of Maryland, Election Law Article, Section 10-202,
et seq., effective October 2, 2003.