AGENDA ITEM #7B
November 21, 2012
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Bill 29-12, Merit System Protection Board - Annual Public Forum -
~vernment Operation~ and~Fiscal
Policy Committee recommendation (2-0):
Bill 29-12, Personnel - Merit System Protection Board - Annual Public Forum - Elimination,
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 29-12 would eliminate the requirement for the Merit System Protection Board to hold an
annual public forum on personnel management in the county government.
The Council received a memorandum from Bruce Ervin Wood, Chair of the Merit System
Protection Board, supporting Bill 29-12 (©4). Mr. Wood argues that the forum is not well
attended and the resources and time spent in coordinating the forum could be better used on the
ongoing oversight responsibilities ofthe Board.
(2-0, Councilmember Ervin temporarily absent): enact Bill 29
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from Merit System Protection Board
F:ILAWIBILLSI1229 MSPB - Annual Public ForumlAction Memo,Doc