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Maryland Manual 1994-1995 Department of Personnel /429

The Department of Personnel superseded the Commissioner in 1970. Although the State Employees
Standard Salary Board and the State Incentive Awards Board were abolished in 1970, their main functions
were assigned to the Department of Personnel (Chapter 98, Acts of 1970).


Joseph Adler, Secretary of Personnel

301 West Preston St., Room 609
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-4715

Appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and
consent, the Secretary of Personnel heads the Depart-
ment. The Secretary establishes guidelines and proce-
dures for the orderly and efficient administration of the
Department. The Secretary carries out the Governor's
policies with respect to personnel and advises the Gov-
ernor on all matters assigned to the Department.
The State Employees' Health Insurance Advi-
sory Council is chaired by the Secretary, who also
serves on the Governor's Executive Council; the
Governor's Construction Industry Employers' Ad-
visory Council; the Governor's Drug and Alcohol
Abuse Commission; the Asbestos Oversight Com-
mittee; the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee
for Minority Affairs; and the Board of Trustees for
Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems.
Directed by the Secretary of Personnel, the De-
partment is organized under an assistant secretary
for Personnel Management Services and an assis-
tant secretary for Human Resource Management
and Development (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs. 9-101
through 9-106; Art. 64A, secs. 1-63).

Joseph Adler, Secretary of Personnel
(410) 225-4715

In 1985, the State Employees' Health Insurance
Advisory Council was created (Chapter 217, Acts
of 1985). The Council advises the Secretary of
Personnel on implementation, maintenance, nego-
tiations, and administration of the State Employees'
Health Insurance Program. The Council also ad-
vises the Secretary on the procedure for soliciting
bids from health care providers for a contract under
the Program; what types of providers should be
contracted to provide health care benefits; and
what those benefits should be.
Appointed by the Governor, the Council con-
sists of eleven members. These include the Secretary
of Personnel or designee, and one representative
each from the Department of Budget and Fiscal
Planning; Department of Health and Mental Hy-
giene; State Insurance Commissioner; Comptroller
of the Treasury; Senate President; House Speaker;
Maryland Classified Employees Association;
American Federation of State, County, and Munici-
pal Employees; Maryland Troopers Association;

and the public. Members serve two-year terms. The
Governor designates the chairperson (Code 1957,
Art. 64A, sec. 48E).

James A. D'Orta, M.D., Medical Director
(410) 225-4626

The position of Medical Director was established
in 1937. The major responsibility of the Medical
Director is to determine if State employees, or
applicants for State employment, are employable in
terms of their health.


Vacancy, Deputy Secretary

301 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-4717

Under the Deputy Secretary are the Program
Services Division and the Equal Employment Op-
portunity Division.

John T. Irick, Director
(410) 225-4718

Organized in April 1988, the Legislative and
Policy Services Division was reformed as the Pro-
gram Services Division in 1991. The Division prom-
ulgates and interprets rules and regulations
governing personnel. The Division also conducts
health benefits policy analysis; procures all com-
modities and services, which includes securing
health benefit providers; and directs the Depart-
ment's internal personnel section. The Division also
serves as legislative liaison on all bills affecting the
Department of Personnel, and the Merit System
and its personnel.

Vacancy, State Coordinator
(410) 225-4717

The Equal Employment Opportunity Division
was established in 1981. The Division initiates,
monitors, and maintains a statewide program of
equal employment opportunity and affirmative ac-
tion (Code 1957, Art. 64A, secs. 12A-12E). The
Division also investigates and settles charges
brought under the Employee Disclosure and Con-
fidentiality Protection Act (Code 1957, Art. 64A,
sees. 12F-12K).


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