AGENDA ITEM 3.1
March 23, 2010
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 9-10, Personnel - Retirement Incentive Program
Expedited Bill 9-10, Personnel - Retirement Incentive Program, sponsored by the Council
President at the request of the County Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on March 23, 2010. A
public hearing is tentatively scheduled for April 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 9-10 would pennit a Group A (unrepresented, non-public safety employees), Group E
(Deputy Sheriffs and Correctional Officers) or Group H (non-public safety employees represented by
MCGEO) member of the Employees Retirement System to apply to participate in the 2010 Retirement
Incentive Program (RIP). An employee must be:
nonnal retirement on or before June 1,2010; or
early retirement, and with in 2 years of meeting the criteria for nonnal retirement
on June 1,2010; and
assigned to a position in a class of positions subject to a Reduction in Force (RIF).
The Chief Administrative Officer would approve applications from Executive Branch employees
and the Council Staff Director would approve applications from Legislative Branch employees. The
number of employees who can participate in the RIP in any affected class is limited to the number of
positions in the affected class scheduled to be abolished. A participant would be able to choose an
additional retirement benefit of $35,000, $30,000 plus an enhanced retiree life insurance benefit, or
$28,000 plus an enhanced retiree health plan cost sharing benefit. In addition, a participant's pension
benefit would not be reduced for early retirement.
Elected officials, appointed officials, employees of participating outside agencies, and employees
who participate in either the Retirement Savings Plan or the Guaranteed Retirement Income Plan would
not be eligible to participate. Bill 9-10 would implement a side agreement with MCGEO.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 9-10
Legislative Request Report
Memo from Executive
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