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Collective bargaining is essential to every workplace. Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) sergeants and supervisors know this, and following their hard-fought legislative victory for collective bargaining during the 2022 Maryland General Assembly, those workers came together to map out a plan for effective bargaining. Gathering at the MCEA headquarters on Saturday morning, workers collaborated on ideas and needs to bring to the table when bargaining with their employer. Sergeants and supervisors traded stories about a number of issues and the way those issues impact workers’ ability to... CLICK TO READ MORE

Wallace F. Smith Memorial Scholarship Application
(Click here to download the application.)

Each year the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. awards its Wallace F. Smith Memorial Scholarship to individuals seeking admission to, or attending, an accredited school of higher learning who have a financial need, have set high goals, and have attained scholastic achievement. MCEA’s Wallace F. Smith Memorial Scholarship Committee will award a scholarship to one individual representing each of the Association’s five geographical areas.

Qualifications for applying for the Wallace F. Smith

State employees who work as Maryland Transit Administration police sergeants and supervisors will now have collective bargaining rights! After a hard-fought battle during the recent Maryland Legislative Session, which included a veto by Gov. Hogan, AFT-Maryland and MCEA were able to pass legislation granting collective bargaining rights for these workers. Click to Read MORE




April 19, 2013


       The following bills affecting state employees have been signed by the Governor:

HB  136 – (Chapter 83) - State Personnel Teleworking – Statewide Program and Goals

This bill was amended.  In it’s final version, it requires the Department of Budget and Management to establish a statewide telework program and adopt statewide policy and guidelines for the program.  HB 136 also sets a goal of 15% participation in the program for employees in eligible positions.  Effective October 1, 2013. 

HB  346 – (Chapter 31) -Harford County –


The Maryland Classified Employee Association is announcing a request for resume for the position of Staff Attorney. The salary for Staff Attorney is between $86,971—$115,960, commensurate with experience, and offers benefits equivalent to State of Maryland public employees.

The candidate should have experience in and knowledge of:

  1. The State and Federal Labor Relations Act;
  2. Maryland State Personnel and Pensions Code;
  3. Negotiating contracts, document research and drafting, and preparation for bargaining and attendance at State Labor Relations Boards;
  4. Unfair Labor Practice claims; and
  5. Preparing

For a printable PDF version of this information, please click here.

Biennial Convention, 2022
Maryland Classified Employees Association




To:                   All MCEA Members

From:              MCEA Board of Directors

Subject:           MCEA 2022 Convention, Saturday, January 29, 2022, 9am—12:30pm

Location:         MCEA Office
                        7127 Rutherford Rd.
                        Windsor Mill, MD 21244



Due to a lack of quorum by the close of the registration period, the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA) Board of Directors cancelled the convention, originally


Good afternoon MCEA,

Remote Attendance

Due to ongoing concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, MCEA is implementing a Remote option for attending our Convention on January 29, 2022.


You will only receive the log-in information if you are registered. If attending by Zoom, you do not need to pay the registration fee.

Remember that in-person participation is STILL AN OPTION. ​We will be serving breakfast and lunch and strictly following CDC protocol. Masks and distancing are required. 

Please be sure to register ASAP. You

Save the date: Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10am - 12 noon. Click here for the registration link and more >>>>> MORE

Woodlawn, Maryland:  On behalf of the retired and active public employee members of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., I would like to express our heartfelt condolences over the passing of Senator Paul Sarbanes.  Senator Sarbanes, through his birth in Salisbury, education in the Ivy League, and life in Baltimore, served Maryland for thirty years in the United States Senate and was a tireless fighter for our nation and our State. Sarbanes was a dedicated public servant and a believer in this country, and he passed that foundation on to his children, including Representative