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Maryland Flag Flow Half-Staff, Thursday, March 13, 2019

March 14, 2019

Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, who died on March 13, 2019. Governor Hughes served as the 57th Governor of Maryland, from 1979 until 1987.
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Hogan Administration Announces Award to Modernize State Procurement Process

March 6, 2019

State-of-the-Art Technology to Increase Competition, Improve Transparency
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced Board of Public Works approval of a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage. The contract was awarded to Nitor Partners, LLC, a national leading procurement service firm providing the Ivalua eProcurement platform. The Board of Public Works is chaired by Governor Larry Hogan and includes Comptroller Peter Franchot ... Learn more

Department of General Services Manages Temporary Relocation of the Thurgood Marshall Statue to Annapolis Court of Appeals

March 5, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the temporary relocation of the Thurgood Marshall statue from Lawyers’ Mall to the Court of Appeals of Maryland building in Annapolis.
“Thurgood Marshall holds a significant place in Maryland and our nation’s history,” said Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. “To hold such a significant historic figure in storage ... Learn more

February 2019 Employee of the Month

March 1, 2019

Sergeant Sheri Jackson has been with the Maryland Capitol Police for over 35 years. She is currently in charge of the Security Card Processing Centers, which process over 10,000 ID card applications annually. Sheri and her personnel also travel throughout the state several times a year to process and issue ID’s to state employees who cannot travel to Baltimore or ... Learn more

December 2018 Employee of the Month

March 1, 2019

Harold (Buddy) Long, maintenance supervisor at the Rockville District Court/MSC, is an excellent employee who works well with coworkers, tenants and contractors. He is honest, dependable and always gives 110% to DGS. Buddy thinks outside the box on needed repairs before calling an outside contractor. He is always looking for ways to cut costs and save state funds.
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Statewide Liberal Leave Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019

Statewide Liberal Leave is in effect, today, Tuesday, February 12th until 11:00 am. Emergency essential personnel should report as scheduled.
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Statewide Liberal Leave Monday, February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

STATEWIDE Liberal Leave is in effect at 3:00pm today until end of day shift.
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U.S. & Maryland Flag Flow Half-Staff, Friday, February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan, by executive order the United States Flag is to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset, Saturday, February 9, 2019. Former Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr. passed away on February 7, 2019. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland ... Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services to Host B&O Railroad Museum Exhibit in Celebration of Black History Month

February 8, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) Capital Grants Division and Facilities, Operations and Maintenance (FOM), in collaboration with the B&O Railroad Museum, today announced the opening of a new, temporary exhibit of paintings and photographs, entitled “Best in Service.” The exhibit, not previously publicly displayed, is from the B&O archives and will be available to the ... Learn more

Governor Larry Hogan Announces #MDHelps Multi-Agency Effort to Support Federal Workers During Partial Government Shutdown

January 24, 2019

State Providing Free Transit, Donation Drive for Affected Federal Workers  
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced #MDHelps, a state multi-agency effort to support federal workers who have been affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown. The initiative was announced at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where the governor greeted federal workers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FBI, as ... Learn more