Board of Public Works Postpones Cuts to Public Safety Jobs

The Maryland Board of Public Works postponed voting on an administration proposal to cut $3 million from the budget of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services by eliminating 63 human resources jobs. As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

All three members of the board — Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp — agreed to revisit the proposed job cuts at their next meeting in August.

The state would save $3 million by cutting 63 human resources jobs in the department, which runs the state prisons and parole and probation service. More than 20 anxious employees drove to Annapolis from as far away as Cumberland and Salisbury to attend the board meeting.

Patrick Moran, president of AFSCME Council 3, said 21 of the job cuts would affect union employees. Some of the jobs slated to be eliminated are vacant.

The union was officially notified on Wednesday, Moran said.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.

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