Employee Absence and Risk Management

James Curbeam

Kristina Burroughs
Administrative Secretary III


The Office of Employee Absence and Risk Management (OEARM) implements strategies to protect and support Baltimore County Public Schools' personnel through the administration of the workers' compensation program, absence management programs, leaves of absences, and behavioral matters (including fitness for duty and reasonable suspicion).

OEARM provides resources to employees and supervisors to help them navigate challenging circumstances. We administer Board of Education Policies, Superintendent's Rules, and Compass strategies in accordance with State and federal laws. 

To learn more about OEARM, click the tabs in the left column for information about OEARM's four main groups:

- The Absence Management Team
- The Leaves Team
- The Workers' Compensation Team
- The Risk & Behavior Team