Sec. 17.04.08.05. Whistleblower Complaints  


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  • A. Those employees specified in State Personnel and Pensions Article, §5-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, may file a complaint with the Secretary alleging that a personnel action was taken in violation of State Personnel and Pensions Article, §5-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, as a reprisal against the employee for the employee's disclosure of impropriety in government. The complaint shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of State Personnel and Pensions Article, §5-309, Annotated Code of Maryland.

    B. Complaints shall be filed in writing and include the following information:

    (1) Name, telephone number, and home address of complainant;

    (2) Name, and business address, if known, of the person against whom the complaint is made;

    (3) Date or dates of alleged unlawful personnel actions;

    (4) A statement of the facts which are the basis for the complaint;

    (5) A statement detailing the disclosure of information and when and to whom the disclosure was made;

    (6) Signature of the complainant; and

    (7) Date the complaint is filed.

    C. An employee in the State Personnel Management System who wishes to pursue a complaint shall file either a complaint under State Personnel and Pensions Article, Title 5, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, or, when permitted, a grievance under State Personnel and Pensions Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland.