Bill No. 28-12
Concerning: Personnel – Merit System Review Commission – Amendments
Revised: 9/13/2012 Draft No. 1
Introduced: October 16, 2012
Enacted: November 27, 2012
Executive: December 5, 2012
Effective: March 6, 2013
Sunset Date: None
Ch. 24 , Laws of Mont. Co. 2012
For Montgomery County, Maryland
AN ACT to:
(1) eliminate the requirement that the Council appoint the Merit System Review Commission every 4 years; and
(2) generally amend the personnel law.
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
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Sec. 1. Section 33-5 is amended as follows:
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(i) In addition to the [county council's] County Council’s legislative responsibilities [authorized] under [sections] Sections 101 and 401 of the [county charter] County Charter, the Council, as necessary, may appoint [there shall be convened no later than July 1, 1980, and, if determined necessary in each instance by county council resolution, subsequently at intervals of four (4) years,] a [merit system review commission, the functions of which are to] Merit System Review Commission by resolution.
(ii) The Commission’s duties are to:
(A) strengthen the system of checks and balances among those officials and agencies of county government having merit system responsibilities; and [to]
(B) examine and recommend legislative or administrative revision to the merit system in keeping with the intent of the [county charter] Charter and this [article] Article and with new developments in the field of public administration and personnel management.
(iii) The [commission shall be an eleven-member body composed of] Commission has 11 members who are appropriately qualified [county citizens] County residents [and established by a resolution of the county council]. The [county executive shall] Executive must appoint [five (5) of the] 5 members [of this commission and the county council shall] and the Council must appoint the remaining members.
(iv) Each [commission shall terminate] Commission terminates after it [renders to the county council] submits its final report to the Council.
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