• Future of Work Town Hall

    On March 28, 2024, the University of Maryland, Baltimore held the third of three hybrid town hall meetings to review the report of the University’s Future of Work Task Force.

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2023 Future of Work Task Force Reports

Posted Feb. 29, 2024

2023 Committee Report

A diverse group of 30 UMB employees, including faculty and staff from every school and division, were appointed to think through the changing needs of the University, support its existing workforce, and plan for the future. The Task Force identified 14 major recommendations, including 58 sub-recommendations, that reflect a culmination of a year of work.

2023 Deans and VPs Team Report

A Deans and Vice Presidents team was formed to review the committee's recommendations in more detail, discuss the merits and concerns of each, and then render a decision to support, not support, research further, or acknowledge those that the university is already supporting.


The Future of Work (FoW) Task Force committees are charged with developing short- and long-term recommendations to leadership related to work flexibility, our employee value proposition (why people want to work here and remain here), and employee well-being.

The task force will have Universitywide representation that is diverse and provides focus through a generational lens. The task force committees also will address other needed resources, including technology, training and development needs, and any other identified resources required to ensure UMB continues to be an employer of choice both now and in the future.

A Human Resources work group will be charged with creating a job needs assessment tool, ensuring policies and practices reflect the recommendations of the task force, and identifying the strategic workforce planning needs of UMB. All task force recommendations will:

  • Align with UMB’s core values
  • Enhance University culture, engagement, and belonging
  • Position the University for ongoing innovation and discovery
  • Be cost-effective and practical


April 2022

FoW Task Force announced by President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS

June 2022

Executive sponsors, task force co-chairs, and project managers appointed

July 2022

Committee members appointed

August 2022

Committee co-chairs appointed

Task force kickoff meeting

FoW website launched

September 2022 – April 2023

Committees meet to develop recommendations

April 2023 – September 2023

Co-chairs presented to senior leadership

October 2023 – December 2023

Leadership workgroup to review recommendations

March 2024

Final recommendations communicated to campus via Town Hall meetings on March 8, 26, and 28.