GO ITEM #1
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
Bill 28-12, Personnel - Merit System Review Commission -
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.
Bill 28-12 would eliminate the requirement that the Council appoint the Merit System Review
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 4
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 (©5). 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.
Council staff recommendation:
enact Bill 28-12.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from Merit System Protection Board
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