AGENDA ITEM #7A
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorneyo4tJJLO.-R
Bill 28-12, Personnel
Merit System Review Commission -.
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Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (2-0):
enact Bill 28-12.
Bill 28-12, Personnel - Merit System Review Commission - Amendments, sponsored by the
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee was introduced on October 16, 2012. A
public hearing was held on November 13 and a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy
Committee worksession was held on November 19.
Bill 28-12 would eliminate the requirement that the Council appoint the Merit System Review
Commission every 4 years. The Council would retain the authority to appoint the Committee as
necessary. The first Committee was appointed in 1980 and issued a report in 1981. Every
years since 1981, the Council has determined that it was not necessary to appoint the Committee.
The requirement for a Committee predates collective bargaining and the Management
The Council received a letter from Bruce Ervin Wood, Chair of the Merit System Protection
Board, supporting Bill 28-12
As the letter notes, both the Board and the Government
Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee would continue to exercise oversight into personnel and
merit system issues.
(2-0, Councilmember Ervin temporarily absent): enact Bill 28
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from Merit System Protection Board
F:\LAWIBILLS\1228 MSPB - Merit System Review Commission\Aclioll Memo.Doc