Hogan Administration Announces Agreement with Maryland Professional Employees Council
Provides 3% Salary Increase, Additional Potential 1% Contingent on Revenues
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that the state has completed negotiations and reached a contract agreement with the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) for Fiscal Year 2020.
Through mutual cooperation and good faith negotiations, MPEC employees will receive a three percent cost of living increase effective July 1, 2019; another one percent cost of living increase effective January 1, 2020 if revenues exceed projections by $75 million; a new classification series for procurement professionals that provides a defined career path and associated pay increases; and a Student Loan Repayment Program that will repay up to $20,000 in student loans for employees in specified information technology, engineering, and forensic science positions.
“This is great news for both our state and our hardworking employees,” said Department of Budget and Management Secretary David Brinkley. “We worked diligently with MPEC’s bargaining team to come to an agreement that benefits us all – our state, our taxpayers, and our employees.”
These new considerations are in addition to the two percent cost of living increase for state employees that takes effect in January 2019 and the half percent increase and $500 bonus employees will receive in April 2019 due to last year’s agreement.