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June 02, 2015

Maryland Offers Paid Leave to State Workers for Volunteering

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a service effort Monday that will give state government employees four hours of paid leave to perform community work through the end of August, The Washington Post reports.

The plan is an outgrowth of the "Maryland Unites" campaign the governor launched in the aftermath of April's unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray of injuries he suffered while in police custody. State workers can get the paid leave if they volunteer with nonprofit groups or take part in service events to be organized by their agencies on six dates over the next three months.