Employee and Labor Relations

Employee Relations serves as a resource for all employees by assisting in resolving issues, such as managing a difficult situation, providing information and support based on Coppin State University and University System of Maryland policy and practice, and assisting individuals when considering the best course of action for their specific situation.

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Employee Assistance Program

Personal problems, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family. No matter what’s going on in your life, GuidanceResources® is your one-stop for expert information to assist you with the issues that matter to you, from personal or family concerns to legal and financial concerns.  

GuidanceResources will provide free, confidential support, resources and information to you and your dependent(s) to get through life’s challenges including:

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service to help address the personal issues you are facing. This service, staffed by experienced clinicians, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A Guidance Consultant is available to listen to your concerns and refer you to a local provider for in person counseling or to resources in your community.

When a legal issue arises, attorneys are available to provide confidential support with practical, understandable information and assistance. If you require representation, you can also be referred to a qualified attorney in your area for a free 30-minute consultation with a reduction in customary legal fees thereafter.

Financial issues can arise at any time, from dealing with debt to saving for college.  Financial professionals will discuss your concerns and provide you with the tools and information you need to address your finances, including:

  • Saving for college
  • Getting out of debt
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate planning
  • Tax questions


Call: 855.410.7628 (TTY: 800.697.0353)

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Employee of the Quarter

The Employee of the Quarter (EOQ) Award is designed to recognize Coppin State University (CSU) Faculty and Staff, who go above and beyond by doing one or more of the following:

  • Performance or service above normal duties.
  • Contributing to an outstanding effort which directly benefited the University and its community.
  • Exemplifying the University’s values.
  • Identifying a process improvement.
  • Giving exceptional customer service.

EOQ nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • A Regular or Contingent II employee (Contingent I employees are ineligible.)
  • A minimum of one year of continuous service Work at least thirty (30) hours per week
  • No unexcused absences or disciplinary actions in the past year Satisfactory rating (meets standards or better) on last performance evaluation
  • Stellar performance and/or contributions by the nominee should demonstrate innovation through activities such as customer service, cost savings, productivity, work processes, etc.

Any Coppin State University Faculty or Staff member may nominate an eligible employee for the EOQ.  The EOQ Committee, comprised of faculty and staff, will review the nominations and select a quarterly winner.

Employee of the Quarter accolades include:

  • A $25 CSU One Card deposit
  • The President's Certificate of Appreciation and Award
  • Photograph with the President
  • Eligibility for the Employee of the Year Award

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Nomination Deadlines

Quarter Period Honored Nomination Deadline
1st January - March January 13
2nd April - June March 1
3rd July - September May 31
4th October - December August 31

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 410-951-3666 for additional information. Thank you for your participation. The EOQ Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations!

Memorandums of Understanding

Listed below are Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) that apply to Coppin State University.


Policies and Procedures

Please click on the links below for more information about Coppin State University's (CSU) policies & procedures:

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy & Procedures - CSU (Reasonable Accommodation)

Alternative Work Schedule

An Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) is a change from a traditional 8-hour work week. The AWS options include Flextime, Compressed work weeks, or Teleworking.

Labor Law Posters

Child Abuse and Neglect Policies and Procedures

Learn more and download related forms.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Title IX Compliance & Fair Practice

Office of Title IX Compliance

CSU University Sexual Misconduct Policy

Workplace Injury Accident Procedures

CSU Faculty Handbook

CSU Staff Handbook

Staff Handbook

USM Policy and Procedures

Faculty Policy and Procedures

Staff Policy and Procedures

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