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§ 3-215. Officers and employees

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCorrectional ServicesEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Correctional Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Division of Correction (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Powers and Personnel (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 3-215
§ 3-215. Officers and employees
(a) In accordance with the State budget, the Division may appoint officers and other employees as necessary to operate the Division and its units efficiently and effectively.
(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, all officers and other employees of the Division shall be appointed and removed in accordance with the provisions of the State Personnel and Pensions Article.
(2) The following positions are in the executive service, the management service, or are special appointments of the skilled service or the professional service in the State Personnel Management System:
(i) Commissioner;
(ii) Deputy Commissioner;
(iii) Assistant Commissioner;
(iv) industries general manager;
(v) warden;
(vi) facility administrator; and
(vii) assistant warden.
(3)(i) The warden of a correctional facility is the appointing officer for the officers and other employees of that facility.
(ii) The Commissioner is the appointing officer for the other officers and employees in the Division.
(c) The Division may provide a dwelling for a warden.
(d) A warden may not receive any compensation or perquisite other than:
(1) the compensation and reimbursement provided under subsection (e) of this section; and
(2) if provided under subsection (c) of this section, a dwelling.
(e)(1) Officers and other employees are entitled to:
(i) compensation as provided in the State budget; and
(ii) reimbursement for expenses in accordance with the Standard State Travel Regulations.1
(2) Officers and other employees working 40 hours or more per week in a correctional facility are entitled to one free meal per shift as provided in the State budget.
(f)(1) The Secretary shall require an individual to pass a polygraph examination before being appointed to serve as a correctional officer in a correctional facility.
(2) The Secretary shall adopt regulations governing the administration of the polygraph examination required under paragraph (1) of this subsection.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 54, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 690, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2010, c. 467, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2015, c. 407, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 684, 685.


COMAR et seq.
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 3-215, MD CORR SERV § 3-215
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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