AFSCME Maryland Council 3 members and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) have reached an agreement on the restructuring of the department’s Human Resources Division which will no longer involve layoffs. Employees will instead be relocated to vacant positions within DPSCS. “AFSCME members are pleased to reach a mutual understanding with Secretary Stephen T. Moyer which respects the service of and protects the jobs of these hard-working employees, while still allowing the department to reorganize human resources functions,” said AFSCME Maryland Council 3 President Patrick Moran (left). The original plan–to abolish 63 positions–could have resulted in as many as 26 people losing their jobs, as the department moves to establish human resource “hubs” in five locations. The new plan allows any displaced workers not only to remain in state service, but to actually remain within DPSCS. Click here to read more.