Bill No.
3-12
Concerning: Personnel - SoeCial Days
of Commemoration - Additions
Revised: January 18,2012 Draft No.
Introduced:
January 24, 2012
Enacted:
March 20, 2012
Executive:
April 2, 2012
Effective:
July 2,2012
Sunset Date:
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Ch. _5_, Laws of Mont. Co.
2012
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council members Leventhal and Eirich
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ACT to:
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designate certain additional days of commemoration; and
generally amend the law relating to County employees and the religious, ethnic, and
cultural heritage of County residents.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Section 33-4B, Days of Commemoration
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 33-4B is amended as follows:
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Sec. 33-4B. Days of commemoration.
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Legislative findings.
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The religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage of County residents is
very diverse.
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The County benefits economically, intellectually, culturally, and
socially from the richness and strength of its diversity and seeks
to promote an inclusive community for all residents.
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The County's respect for the diversity of its own workforce is
reflected in the County's rules governing leave and alternate
work schedules for religious observance.
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The ability of County employees to meet the needs of County
residents and provide high quality customer service is enhanced
when County employees know that certain days have special
religious, ethnic, or cultural meaning that will affect the daily
activities of a significant number of County residents.
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Days of commemoration.
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Each of the following calendar days
commemoration:
IS
designated a day of
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Eid Ul-Adha;
Asian Lunar New Year;
Martin Luther King Day;
Ash Wednesday;
Purim;
Passover;
Holy Thursday;
Good Friday;
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Easter;
Orthodox Holy Thursday;
Orthodox Good Friday;
Orthodox Easter;
Ascension Thursday (Western);
Shavuot;
Feast of the Assumption;
Juneteenth;
Rosh Hashanah;
Yom Kippur;
Succoth;
[Shmini] Shemini Atzeret;
Simchas Torah;
Eid UI-Fitr;
Diwali;
F east of All Saints;
F east of the Immaculate Conception;
Christmas; [and]
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(AA) K
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Korean American Day;
(CC) Three Kings Day;
(DD) Orthodox Christmas Day;
(EE) Parinirvana
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Nirvana Day;
(FF) President's Day;
(GG) Magha Puja;
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Norouz;
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Theravada New Year;
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Festival of Ridvan;
(KK) Wesak or Buddha Day;
(LL) Ascension Thursday (Orthodox);
(MM) Memorial Day;
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Dharma Day;
(00) Independence Day;
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Ramadan: The Islamic Month of Fasting;
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Labor Day;
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(RR) Veterans' Day;
(SS) Thanksgiving Day;
(TT) American Indian Heritage Day;
(UO) Hanukkah (Chanukah); and
(VV) Bodhi Day.
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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