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Vacancy, Deputy Secretary

201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 225-6510

The Deputy Secretary for Operations provides
support services to the Department. The Deputy
Secretary plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and
evaluates a range of professional, technical, and
administrative services. These include department-
wide support services in financial planning, expen-
diture control, personnel management, data
processing, general services, grants administration,
and capital construction. The Deputy Secretary also
aids the Secretary in addressing matters that involve
other State agencies, the legislature, the guber-
natorial staff, and the federal government.
Under the Deputy Secretary are five administra-
tions: Financial Planning; Personnel Services; Fiscal
Services; Information Services; and General
Services. The Deputy Secretary also oversees Ex-
ecutive Operations and the Office of the Chief
Medical Examiner.


Vacancy, Director

201 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 225-6506

Executive Operations is composed of key sup-
port offices that provide administrative and techni-
cal services for efficient operations. The offices are
responsible for governmental affairs, public rela-
tions, community relations, planning and policy
management, and volunteer services.

Richard A. Proctor, Chief

The Office of Governmental Affairs oversees
appointments, constituent services, governmental
relations, and local healdi planning.

Michael Golden, Chief

The Office of Public Relations directs public
affairs activities of the Department and coordinates
them with departmental officials, local health of-
ficers, and the Governor's Office. The Office also
arranges special events and disseminates employee

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Michael R. Carter, Chief

The Office of Community Relations establishes
and maintains equality of opportunity within the
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the
Department's programs throughout the State. The
Office monitors Department programs and health
care providers to assure that they comply with civil
rights laws, mandates, and regulations. For the
same purpose, the Office monitors personnel
management, services, and procurement proce-
dures of the Department.
The Office also develops and monitors programs
for equal opportunities for employment. These in-
clude affirmative action, on-site review, outreach
recruitment, and complaint processing.

In addition, the Office develops and monitors
programs for equal access to health care and for
minority business participation in State contracts.

Elizabeth G. Barnard, Chief

The Office of Planning and Policy Management
is responsible for several planning and coordinating
functions of the Department. The Office prepares
the Department's annual Executive Plan, the Five-
Year Capital Improvement Plan, the Master
Facilities Plan, and twenty individual facility plans.
The Office directs development of the annual
Operational Plan and monitors its implementation
throughout the year. The Office also is responsible
for the Department's annual capital budget, real
estate transactions, and bond bill submission. Inter-
nal policies and procedures are developed and
promulgated through the Office. The Office also
conduces special studies requested by the Secretary
of Health and Mental Hygiene or the legislature.

W. Fred Hitchcock, Chief

The Volunteer Services Unit develops, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the Department's thirty-
two volunteer services programs statewide. These
programs offer citizens and community groups the
opportunity to aid and enhance the lives of resi-
dents of Department hospital centers and of
patients in the community.
The Chief is a member of the Governor's Volun-
teer Council and serves as liaison to the
Department's Council of Auxiliaries, a private, non-
profit service organization.


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