VII - 7.25 - USM POLICY ON LEAVE FOR SERVICE AS ELECTION JUDGE
        FOR EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT STAFF EMPLOYEES ON REGULAR
        STATUS

(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.

II.  GENERAL

     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.

III. CRITERIA
     
     The following criteria shall be used to determine if an
     employee shall be granted paid administrative leave as an
     Election Judge:

     A.   The USM employee must serve as an Election Judge during
          hours that the employee was otherwise scheduled to work for the
          USM.

     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
          special elections.


IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:

     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
     institutional community.

REPLACEMENT FOR:

     N/A

REFERENCE:

Annotated Code of Maryland, Election Law Article, Section 10-202,
et seq., effective October 2, 2003.