AGENDA ITEM #6
October 16,2012
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
October 12,2012
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Amanda Mihill, Legislative AttorneytlfnJu.u
Introduction:
Amendments
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 is scheduled to be introduced on October
16,2012. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for November 13 at 1:30 p.m.
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 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
Leadership Service.
This packet contains:
Bill 28-12
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
28-12
Concerning: Personnel - Merit System
Review Commission - Amendments
Revised:
9/13/2012
Draft No. _1_
Introduced:
October 16, 2012
Expires:
April 16, 2014
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
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.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Section 33-5
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 28-12
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Section 33-5 is amended as follows:
33-5. Statement of legislative intent; merit system principles; statement of
purpose; merit system review commission; applicability of article.
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Merit system review commission.
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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
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resolution.
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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]
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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
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administration and personnel management.
(iii) The [commission shall be an eleven-member body composed of]
Commission has
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members who are appropriately qualified
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[county citizens] County residents [and established by a
resolution of the county council]. The [county executive shall]
Executive must appoint [five (5) of the]
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members [of this
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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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Approved:
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Roger Berliner, President, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 28-12
Personnel- Merit System Review Commission
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Amendments
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
Bill 28-12 would eliminate the requirement that the Council appoint
the Merit System Review Commission every 4 years
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
Leadership Service.
To eliminate the requirement that the Council appoint the Committee
every 4 years.
County Council; Merit System Protection Board
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7815
To be researched.
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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