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Salaries at the Maryland School for the Deaf

December 17, 2009

By Bug and Fookem

We received the information from anonymous. The state employees’ salaries at Maryland School for the Deaf have been shown in the public. Their employees’ name and position are showing in the public too. It seems that personal information become public. Is it necessary for the State of Maryland providing the sensitive information to the public?  We understand that we as the taxpayers have the right to know how much the budget that state and federal government have and spend? We feel that the government shall not give out the employee’s name to the public. They should protect privacy of sensitive information. What do you think?

Here is the link for you to check: State of Maryland payroll database, 2008 (page 1049 to 1055).

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  1. Karen Mayes
    December 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Well, Indiana also shows the salaries of Indiana School for the Deaf (you can type anyone’s name and you’d get the salary information and whether he/she has a teaching certification or not)… and Indiana School for the Blind as well.

  2. December 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Anybody can also look up Minnesota state employees salaries too. What are we gonna do about it?

  3. FYI
    December 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    You can get information on any teacher (deaf school/public school) if you contact the school board. Since you pay tax dollars for their employment you have the right to know the wages.

  4. Jean Boutcher
    December 17, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I certainly hope that Gallaudet University will show the same in the not-too distant future. We would be able to see if hearing professors, staff, and administrators earn more than deaf professors, staff, and administrators.

  5. Mike
    December 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I worked for the State of Transportation. My wife’s ex boyfriend was stalking for two years.I saw him driving by my office for a few times. How did he know that I worked there? He found my name on the state’s site. I don’t feel safe anymore since I saw my name on the site. I agree with what Fookem and Bug said about protecting privacy of sensitive information.

  6. Non-State Worker
    December 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    All I can say, shit happens.

  7. Federal Worker
    December 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks to Freedom of Information Act – anytime Uncle Sam give money to federal or state, taxpayers have right to ask for salary information on any employee.

  8. Dennis
    December 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Correct about this. I know in the facts that any state employees work, we can access to those information thru their state websites. I doubt that any federal employees work, we can’t access their information at all. We know that we can access into Missouri State employees earn thru our state website.

  9. Federal Worker
    December 18, 2009 at 5:55 am

    @Dennis – yes, you can look up federal employee, here’s a link to 2008 Federal Employees database.

  10. Peachlady
    December 18, 2009 at 6:19 am

    To Federal Worker,

    Shhh! Can you remove the link?

    Federal Govt Employee

  11. Gallaudetian
    December 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Federal Worker

    Thank you for the link. I wonder if people can leave links for other states. We should compare salaries among all Deaf schools.

    Jean, hope we can find out about Gallaudet employees. It is important to know if there is discrimination. Hearing vs deaf. Male vs female. White vs black…….

  12. Rox
    December 18, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Why can’t they just list salaries like: A teacher with ?? many years of experience and education will earn ?? much money. There are ?? teachers in this school that earn this level salary. As taxpayers, we should be able to know how much is being paid, but I don’t think we need to know the person’s name.

  13. Jean Boutcher
    December 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm


    Thank you for adding “Hearing vs deaf. Male vs female. White vs black…….”

  14. December 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right of access to Federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from release by a FOIA exemption or a special law enforcement record exclusion.

    Speaking of Gallaudet salaries, if you happen to have the salaries of Gallaudet employees and don’t feel comfortable to post in here. You can email us and we will be happy to write a brief story and post it without your name. Be reminder that Gallaudet University employees are not federal employees. However, Gallaudet University is a quasi-governmental, federally chartered university. I am sure the information of salaries might be there somewhere for the public to see. -Bug

  15. Cousin Vinny
    December 19, 2009 at 9:57 am


    Now I wish I’ve worked as a teacher at MSD-Frederick.

  16. Gallaudetian
    December 19, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Provide a link for Minnesota please!

  17. Former student
    December 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    When I was a student at the residental deaf school in the early 1970’s, I noticed that the teachers were teaching us the lower grade level assignments and later in my adult life, I found out why they did that because they earned less pay than the other teachers at the public schools.

  18. December 20, 2009 at 5:46 am

    bottom line, why post it at first place?


  19. Coke lover
    December 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Hola, What is your point? So glad to see the interesting information. I give Fookem and Bug A +

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