As Labor Commissioner, Deborah F. Moore-Carter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is charged with the administration of the Municipal Labor Relations Ordinance (“MERO”). As Labor Commissioner, Ms. Moore-Carter is a permanent member of the employer’s negotiating team and an advisor to the Mayor and the Board of Estimates on labor relations matters, which directly affects the City of Baltimore. Ms. Moore-Carter started her career with the City of Baltimore over 30 years ago in the Department of Human Resources (“DHR”) (Civil Service Commissioner) (“CSC”) as a temporary employee. Through dedication and hard work, she made steady progress through the ranks of DHR/CSC, until the position of Deputy Labor Commissioner became available in the Office of the Labor Commissioner.
In 2007, former Mayor Sheila Dixon appointed Ms. Moore-Carter to the position of Labor Commissioner. During her tenure as Labor Commissioner Ms. Moore-Carter has participated in numerous negotiations with the various city unions and associations.
During the fiscal crisis, fiscal year 2010, she successfully negotiated a furlough plan with the unions. The furlough plan continued for two (2) additional years, fiscal years 2011 and 2012.
As a part of the Mayor’s 10-year financial plan, Ms. Moore-Carter participated in negotiations to change the health and welfare plan and new schedules for the fire unions, and the police lodge. Recently, she participated and conducted the negotiations for leave reform. Ms. Moore-Carter is a graduate of Coppin State University. She serves on a number of boards and is a member of several professional associations.