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News release effective June 29, 2018


On 6/27/2018 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to reverse their previous decision to allow the collection of  involuntary ‘Service Fees’.  With that said, the State of Maryland, Central Payroll Bureau will immediately stop all involuntary union ‘Service Fee' deductions from employee pay checks.  Beginning with the pay period of 6/20/18 - 7/3/18 the involuntary ‘Service Fee’ deductions will not be taken.  This decision does not impact any payment or its amount of voluntary membership dues to the unions. Thank you. 


Below is the link to the opinion for your reference:



News release effective  May 25, 2018


Effective with paychecks issued on 5/30/18 and afterwards, deductions with the heading of “UNION DUES” will be changed to a more appropriate heading such as: AFSCME DUES or AFT-HC-MD DUES or MPEC DUES or SLEOLA DUES.  Central Payroll is not eliminating your deduction we are just changing its name.  We will be working with the appropriate Union to make this change as quickly as possible.          


Thank You

Robert Murphy, Director









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