• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

Human Resources / 4-Day Work Week Information
  • 4-Day Work Week Information

    4-Day Work Week Information

    Beginning Monday, July 1, 2019, through Friday, August 9, 2019, PGCPS schools and central offices will be on a condensed workweek schedule. For clarity and implementation, please read this message in its entirety as it contains very important and pertinent payroll and benefits information that must be read and followed. Information regarding professional learning non-mandatory attendance dates is included as well.

    Four-Day Workweek

    The four-day, 10-hour workweek will begin on Monday, July 1, 2019, and extend through Friday, August 9, 2019, with core business hours of 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

    This schedule will apply to all schools and central offices; however, 10- and 11-month employees are excluded from the condensed workweek schedule and should continue to work their regular scheduled hours.

    Employees who anticipate unique hardship situations based on the extended workday schedule should meet with their appropriate supervisor as soon as possible to discuss arrangements.

    For those employees who receive paper checks, please note that checks will be mailed to the employee’s mailing address on record. No exceptions will be made.

    For employees who have direct deposit, funds will be deposited on Fridays during the four-day workweek schedule

    For assistance in understanding daily work hours to fulfill a full duty day during the condensed workweek, please refer to the chart below:  

    Employee’s Current Hours Per Day

    Employee’s Current Hours Per Day

    Employee Condensed Summer Hours Per Day

    Timekeeper Entry


    3 hours & 45 minutes



    4 hours & 22 minutes



    5 hours



    5 hours & 37 minutes



    6 hours & 25 minutes



    6 hours & 52 minutes



    7 hours & 30 minutes



    8 hours & 7 minutes



    8 hours & 45 minutes



    9 hours & 22 minutes



    10 hours


    Professional Learning Blackout Dates

    Please be advised that mandatory professional learning shall not occur Monday, July 22, 2019, through Friday, August 2, 2019. Those who need to schedule large group training sessions or other such meetings during the summer, with required attendance, should make the necessary adjustments to work around these dates. The blackout period does not speak, in any manner, to when staff can or should take annual leave during the summer. As always, leave requests should take into account individual needs and the needs of the office.

    Please ensure this information is conveyed to those who report to you. Thank you for your cooperation with this request.