Agenda Item 6.1
October 29,2013
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
October 25, 2013
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Disabilities
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attomeyp.;;;)
Introduction:
Expedited Bill 29-13, Personnel - Regulations
Veterans - Hiring Preference Points
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Persons with
Expedited Bill 29-13, Personnel - Regulations - Persons with Disabilities Veterans­
Hiring Preference Points, sponsored by the Council President at the request of the County
Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on October 29. A public hearing is tentatively
scheduled for November 19 at 1:30 pm.
Background
Expedited Bil129-13 would:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
change the hiring preference for a veteran, a veteran with a disability, and a
person with a disability from priority consideration to a numeric point system;
establish a hiring preference for a widow, widower, or spouse of certain veterans;
require the Executive to adopt regulations implementing a hiring preference point
system for certain qualified persons who apply for a County merit position; and
generally amend the merit system law concerning hiring preferences for certain
persons with disabilities and veterans.
The Executive also submitted a proposed regulation, ER 2-13, to implement this Bill if it
is enacted. See ©8.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 29-13
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Memo from County Executive and Proposed Regulation
Fiscal Impact statement-Proposed ER 2-13
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Expedited Bill No.
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Concerning: Personnel- Regulations ­
Persons with Disabilities - Veterans
- Hiring Preference Points
Revised: October
23, 2013
Draft No.
Introduced:
October
29, 2013
Expires:
April
29. 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: ,..!N.!,!o::!.n!,!:e"--_ _ _ _ __
Ch, _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN EXPEDITED ACT to:
(1)
change the hiring preference for a veteran, a veteran with a disability, and a
person with a disability from priority consideration to a numeric point system;
(2)
(3)
(4)
establish a hiring preference for a widow, widower, or spouse of certain veterans;
require the Executive to adopt regulations implementing a hiring preference point
system for certain qualified persons who apply for a County merit position; and
generally amend the merit system law concerning hiring preferences for certain
persons with disabilities and veterans.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Section 33-7
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL
No.
29-13
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Sec. 1. Section 33-7 is amended as follows:
33-7. County Executive and Merit System Protection Board responsibilities.
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(1) Findings.
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Hiring persons with disabilities and veterans.
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Veterans, particularly those returning from combat in Iraq
and Afghanistan, suffer from
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high unemployment rate.
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veteran is unable to work due to
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(3) Competitive appointment.
(A) The regulation must establish and maintain a [preference]
priority consideration system for the [initial] appointment
of a qualified person [with a disability] into a merit
system position under the following order of preference:
(i)
an employee who is unable to perform the
employee's job because of a disability or injury
under the ADA;
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an employee subject to reduction-in-force;
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(iii) an employee who was granted a temporary
disability
retirement
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Retirement System or an initial or temporary
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ExPEDITED BILL
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disability benefit of any type under the Retirement
Savings Plan or the Guaranteed Retirement Income
Plan but is no longer eligible for such a temporary
disability retirement or benefit[;
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a veteran with a disability;
an equal preference for a veteran without a
disability and a non- veteran with a disability].
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This regulation must [only apply the preference to a
person who is among the highest rating category in a
normal
competitive
process.]
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preference point system for the appointment of
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EXPEDITED BILL
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an equal preference for:
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The Executive may,
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without an examination or preferred criteria.
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The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
Approved:
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Nancy Navarro, President, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 29-13
Persons with Disabilities
-
Veterans
-
Hiring Preference Points
Personnel
Regulations
DESCRIPTION:
The legislation converts the hiring preference given in Bill No. 46-09 to
eligible veterans with a disability, other persons with a disability, and other
veterans who apply for a County merit position in a normal competitive
process from priority consideration to a numeric point system. It also
expands the hiring preference to include a new derivative category, widows,
widowers, and spouses of veterans under certain circumstances.
PROBLEM:
The current system of hiring preference which provides priority
consideration for persons with disabilities and veterans who apply for a
County merit position in a normal competitive process and are among the
highest rating category has been cumbersome for some departments to
administer and has resulted in lengthy delays in filling vacant positions.
To correct a problem in some departments that has resulted in lengthy delays
in fi lling positions.
Office of Human Resources
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Stuart Weisberg, Office of Human Resources (240-777-5154)
Not applicable.
None
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
Isiah Leggeu
County Executive
MEMORANDUM
June 20, 2013
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Nancy Navarro, Council President
I am transmitting to Council for introduction an Expedited Bill that would convert
the hiring preference established in Bill 46-09, Personnel- Persons with Disabilities - Hiring
Preference (enacted February 2,2010) from priority consideration to a numeric point system.
The current hiring preference, which provides priority consideration for persons with disabilities
and veterans who apply for a County merit position in a nonnal competitive process and are
among the highest rating category, has been cumbersome for some departments to administer
and has resulted in lengthy delays in filling vacant positions. The bill also expands the hiring
preference to include a new derivative category for widows, widowers, and spouses of veterans
under certain circumstances.
I
am also attaching a Legislative Request Report and Fiscal and Economic Impact
Statement for the bill. If you have questions about this bill, please contact the Office ofHuman
Resources Director Joseph Adler at 240-777-5010.
Attachments
cc: Joseph Adler, Director, Office of Human Resources
Marc Hansen, County Attorney
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
MEMORANDUM
June
19, 2013
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Nancy Navarro, Council President
Isiah Leggett, County Executiv..__._-,
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Executive Regulation 2-13, Hiring Preference for Persons with Disabilities
I am transmitting Executive Regulation 2-13, Hiring Preference Points for
Persons with Disabilities and Veterans, for Council approval. 1ms regulation would implement
an Expedited Bill that
I
am transmitting simultaneously to Council
in
a separate package. The
bill converts the current hiting preference for persons with disabilities and veterans from priority
consideration
to
a numeric point system. The bill also expands the hiring preference to include a
new derivative category for widows, widowers, and spouses of veterans in certain instances. I
am
also attaching the fiscal impact statement for this regulation.
Executive Regulation 2-13
was
advertised
in
the May 2013 issue ofthe
Montgomery County Register.
No comments were received in response to this advertisement.
The proposed regulation
has
been reviewed by the Merit System Protection Board and the Board
has no objection to the regulation.
If
you have questions about this
regulatio~
please contact the
Office of Human Resources Director Joseph Adler at 240-777-5010.
Attaclunents
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
tile
County
Execudve. 10t Moaroe
Sereet.
RockvIlle, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Effeeclve Date
Orlalnatlnc DepanlUene
Office of Human Resources
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Executive Regulation No. 2-13
Issued by: County Executive
Supersedes: Executive Regulation No. 3-10
Authority: Montgomery County Code, 2004, §33-7(b)
Council review: Method 1
Montgomery County Register
Volume 30, Issue 5
Comment deadline: May 31,2013
Effective date: _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Summary:
This regulation implements Expedited Bill No. xx-13) Hiring Preference for
Persons with Disabilities and Veterans, enacted by the Council on
-,-_ _-.:2013. The regulation amends Section 6 of the 200t Montgomery
County Personnel Regulations by converting the hiring preference given by
Executivf' Regulation 3.,10 to eligible veterans
wi!h':1
disability, other
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. with a disability, and other veterans who apply for County merit positions in a
nonnal competitive process from priority consideration to a numeric point system.
The regulation also expands the hiring preference to include a new derivative
category, widows, widowers, and spouses of veterans in certain instances.
Office ofHuman Resources, Executive Office Building, 7th Floor
101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Address for
comments
Staff contact: Stuart Weisberg, 240-777-5154, or stuart.weisberg@montgomerycountymd.gov
Please use the key below when reading this regulation:
Boldface
Heading or defined term.
Underlining
Added to existing regulation
by
proposed regulation.
[Single boldface brackets}
Deleted from existing regulation
by
proposed regulation.
Double underlining
Added
by
amendment.
[[Double boldface brackets]]
Deleted from existing or proposed regulation
by
amendment
Existing language unchanged
by
executive regulation.
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Revised
4/96
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
die County
Execudve •
101 Monroe Street.
Rockvfne,
Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orlal.CIIII Depamnent
Office of Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Dace
SECTION 6. RECRUITMENT AND APPLICATION RATING PROCESS
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6-11.
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(Priority consideration1 Hiring preference points for [initial] appointment to a
County merit system position.
(a)
Definitions
(1)
Hiringpre(erence points:
Numeric points that are added to the passing
examination score, preferred criteria resume rating count, or interview
rating total of eligible applicants who apply for County merit positions in a
normal competitive process.
(1)]
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Person with a disability:
A person who:
(A)
has a severe developmental.. [disability, severe] physical
[disability], or [a} psychiatric disability within the meaning of 5
C.F:R:< 213.3102(u);the criteria
f~r
disability
~sed
by the Federal
Office of Personnel Management for noncompetitive appointment
to Federal merit system positions under its special hiring authority;
and
(B)
has been certified by the Maryland Department of Education
Division of Rehabilitation Services or by an equivalent out-of-state
vocational rehabilitation agency as meeting the definition of
disability contained in (A) above based upon medical evidence.
(3)
Spouse of Veteran with a disability:
An
individual married to a person
who:
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meets the definition of veteran contained in (5) below; and
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
Offlces of the County Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Number
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
2-13
Effective Date
Orlslnatlnr Department
Office of
Human
Resources
fIll
is unable to use the preference points because the person has been
rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs with a compensable
service-connected disability of 100 percent.
[(2)]
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Veteran with a disability:
A person who:
(A)
(B)
meets the definition of veteran contained in [(3)]
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below; and
is rated by the Department ofVeterans Affairs with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more[;L
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Veteran [without a disability]:
A [veteran} person who:
(A)
was honorably discharged or released from a branch of the United
States armed services[; and] after at least 180 days of active
military duty other than for training;
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[(B)]
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was not granted a normal retirement from the United States armed
services;
and.~·
has not already used veteran's credit to receive priority
consideration or preference points for appointment to a
[Montgomery] County merit position.
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Widow or widower ora veteran:
A person:
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whose spouse was killed while on active duty in a branch
ofthe United States armed services; and
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[(b)
has not remarried.
Subject to persons who must be given priority under Section 6-10, the
ORR
Director must give priority consideration in the following order to persons who
apply for initial appointment to a County merit system position in a normal
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the County Executive.
10t
Monroe Street. RockvIlle, Maryland
20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlalnatlng Department
Office of Human Resources
Effective Date
competitive process and who are rated and placed in the highest rating category
on the eligible list:
(1)
(2)
a veteran with a disability;
an equal preference for a veteran without a disability and for a
person with a disability.}
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To receive [priority consideration] hiring preference points under [6-11
(b)]
this
section, an eligible applicant must apply for the preference on the application
form and must provide the necessary certification or documentation within 14
calendar days after
it
is requested by OHR.
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The OHR Director must establish a uniform scoring system for examinations,
preferred criteria resume ratings. and interviews with a maximum score of 100 so
that the preference points carry equal weight regardless of the position that the
applicant applies for.
It
is possible for an applicant with preference points to have
a score higher than 1
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Allocation ofhiring preference points
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veterans discharged 5 years or less from the date ofthe job
application receive 5 points;
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veterans discharged more than 5 years from the date of the job application
receive 3 points;
persons with disabilities receive 5 points;
veterans with disabilities, regardless of their date of discharge. receive 10
points;
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widows
and widowers of veterans killed while on active duty 5
years or less from the date of the job application receive 5 points;
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
SubJecc
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Offtces of ehe County Executive.
t
01 Monroe
screec •
RocIcvIlle, Maryland 20850
Number
2-13
O.....nad... Deparemene
Office of Human Resources
Effective Date
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widows and widowers of veterans killed while on active duty more than 5
years from the date of the job application receive 3 points; and
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spouses of veterans who are unable to use preference points because they are
100 percent disabled receive 10 points.
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Application o(hiring preference points to selection process
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Hiring preference points under this section may be used by an applicant
to apply for multiple County positions. If an applicant obtains an
appointment to a County merit position using the preference points, the
points cannot be used again.
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County employees who are veterans or otherwise qualify for
hiring preference points, and have not already used veterans'
credit or disability hiring preference to receive priority consideration,
preference points or the equivalent to obtain appointment to a merit position
shall receive preference points when applying for other merit positions
that are advertised to the public and not
for
«employees
ottly"
vacancy
announcements.
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Employees who receive a noncompetitive appointment to a merit
position Wlder Section 6-14 are not eligible for preference points for other
merit positions.
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Preference points do not apply to Management Leadership Service (MLS)
positions.
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Preference points cannot be used to help an applicant meet the minimum
qualifications for a merit position.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
Offices of th.e County Executive.
t01
Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Number
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orlslnatlng Department
2-13
Effective Date
Office of
HUman
Resources
Preference pomts cannot be used to help an applicant achieve a passing
score on an examination. If a written or oral examination is required for the
position, an applicant must achieve a passing score before any preference
points can be added.
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Where the department selection process is based solely on a written or oral
examination score, the points are added to the applicant's passing
examination score.
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Where the department selection process requires an applicant to take a
pass/fail examination and all applicants who pass the exam are then
, interviewed, the points are added to the interview score.
{2}
Where the department's selection process flows fromthe resume rating an
applicant receives based on the preferred criteria listed in the job vacancy
announcement. the points 'are added to the rating score; which might help
the applicant move to a higher rating category.
,,(10)
For some merit positions there are neither: examinations
nor.pr~rerred'
criteria but only minimum qualifications that must be met.
The recruitment for these positions is often done on an open and
continuous basis. When a job vacancy occurs, the department determines
which of the applicants who have met the minimum qualifications to
interview based often on factors such as the subject matter or experience
that the department is seeking for the particular vacancy. For these positions
only, an eligible applicant who qualifies for hiring preference points will
instead be guaranteed an interview by the department for the vacant
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the
County Executive.
10t
Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland
20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlglnadnl Depal1lllent
Office
of
Human Resources
Effective Date
position.
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Approvw:
Isiah Leggett, County Execut ve
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Approved as to form aild legality:·
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the Councy Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
SabJect
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
OriainadnB Department
Number
2-13
Effective
Date
Office of
Human
Resources
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Executive Regulation No. 2-13
Issued by: County Executive
Supersedes: Executive Regulation No. 3-10
Authority: Montgomery County Code, 2004, §33-7(b)
Council review: Method 1
Montgomery County Register
Volume 30, Issue 5
Comment deadline: May 31, 2013
Effective date: _ _ _..:..-_ _ __
Summary:
This regulation implements Expedited Bill No. xx-13, Hiring Preference Points
for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans, enacted by the Council on
_ _ _ _.2013. The regulation amends Section 6 ofthe 2001 Montgomery
County Personnel Regulations by converting the hiring preference given by
Executive Regulation 3-10 to eligible veterans with a disahility, other persons
with a disability, and other veterans who apply for CoUnty merit posit,ions in a
normal competitive process from priority consideration to a numeric point system.
The regulation also expands the hiring preference to include a new derivative
category, widows, widowers, and spouses ofveterans in certain instances.
Office ofHuman Resources, Executive Office Building, 7th Floor
101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Address for
comments
Staffcontact: Stuart Weisberg, 240-777-5154, or stuart. weisberg@montgomerycountyrnd.gov
Please use the key below when reading this regulation:
Boldface
Heading or defined term.
*
Existing language unchanged
by
executive regulation.
'it
'it
Revised
4/96
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces of die County Executive.
101
Monroe Street. RockvIUe, Maryland
20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlelnatm, Department
Office of Human Resources
Effective Date
SECTION 6. RECRUITMENT AND APPLICATION RATING PROCESS
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(a)
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6-11. Hiring preference points for appointment to a County merit system position.
Definitions
(1)
Hiring preference points:
Numeric points that are added to the passing
examination score, preferred criteria resume rating count, or interview
rating total ofeligible applicants who apply for County merit positions in a
nonnal competitive process.
(2)
Person with a disaQility:
,A
person who:
(A)
has a severe developmental, physical, or psychiatric disability
within the meaning of 5
C.F.R:213.31
02(u), the criteria for
disability used by the Federal Office of Personnel Management for
noncoIIlpetitive appointment to Federal merit system positions
under its special hiring authority;.and
(B)
has been certified by the Maryland Department of Education
Division ofRehabilitation Services or by an equivalent out-of-state
vocational rehabilitation agency as meeting the
definition of disability contained in (A) above based upon medical
evidence.
(3)
Spouse of Veteran with a disability:
An individual married to a person
who:
(A)
meets the definition ofveteran contained in
(5)
below; and
is unable to use the preference points because the person has been
rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs with a compensable
service-connected disability of 100 percent.
(B)
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces of the
CoIDIty
Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Effective Date
Orlainadn. Department
Office of Human Resources
(4)
Veteran with a disability:
A person who:
(A)
meets the defmition of veteran contained in (5) below; and
(B)
is rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.
(5) Veteran:
A person who:
(A)
was honorably discharged or released from a branch of the United
States armed setvicesafter at least 180 days of active
military duty' other than for training;
(B)
was not granteda nonnal retirement from the United States armed
services; and
(C)
has not already used veteran's credit to receive priority
consideration or preference points for appointment to a
County merit position.
(6)
Widow or widower of
a
veteran:
A person:
(A)
whose spouse was killed while on active duty in a branch
of the United States armed services; and
(B)
has not remarried.
(b)
To receive hiring preference points under this section, an eligible applicant must
apply for the preference on the application fonn and must provide the necessary
certification or documentation within 14 calendar days after it is requested by
ORR.
(c)
The OHR Director must establish a unifonn scoring system for examinations,
preferred criteria resume ratings, and interviews with a maximum score of 100 so
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EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the Coun" Executive • 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Originating Department
Office of Human Resources
Effective Date
that the preference points carry equal weight regardless of the position that the
applicant applies for.
It
is possible for an applicant with preference points to have
a score higher than 100.
(d)
Allocation ofhiring preference points
(1) veterans discharged 5 years or less from the date ofthejob
application receive 5 points;
(2) veterans discharged more than 5 years from the date of the job application
receive 3 points;
(3) persons with disabilities receive 5 points;
(4) veterans with disabilities, regardless of their date of discharge, receive 10
points;
(5) widows and widowers of veterans killed while on active duty 5
years or less from the date of the job application receive 5 points;
(6) widows and widowers of veterans killed while on active duty more than
years from the date of the job application receive 3 points; and
(7) spouses of veterans who are unable to use preference points because they are
100 percent disabled receive 10 points.
(e)
Application ofhiring preference points to selection process
(1) Hiring preference points under this section may be used by an applicant
to apply for multiple County positions. If an applicant obtains an
appointment to a County merit position using the preference points, the
points cannot be used again.
(2) County employees who are veterans or otherwise qualify for
hiring preference points, and have not already used veterans'
credit or disability hiring preference to receive priority consideration,
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces of the County Executive
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
411
tot
Monroe Street. RockvlDe, Maryland 20850
Number
2-13
Iffecclve Date
Orialnadnl Department
Office of Human Resources
preference POInts or the equivalent to obtaIn appoIntment to a merit poSItion
shall receive preference points when applying for other merit positions
that are advertised to the public and not for "employees only" vacancy
announcements.
(3) Employees who receive a noncompetitive appointment to a merit
position under Section 6-14 are not eligible for preference points for other
merit positions.
(4) Preference points do not apply to Management Leadership Service (MLS)
positions.
(5) Preference points cannot be used to help an applicant meet the minimum
qualifications for a merit position.
(6) Preference points cannot be used to help an applicant achieve a passing
score on an examination.
If
a written or oral examination is required for the
position, an applicant must achieve a passing score before any preference
points can be added.
(7) Where the department selection process is based solely on a written or oral
examination score, the points are added
to
the applicant's passing
examination score.
(8) Where the department selection process requires an applicant to take a
pass/fail examination and all applicants who pass the exam are then
interviewed, the points are added to the interview score.
(9) Where the department's selection process flows from the resume rating an
applicant receives based on the preferred criteria listed in the job vacancy
announcement, the points are added to the rating score, which might help
the applicant move to a higher rating category.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OftIces of the County Executive.
tOl
Monroe Street • Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Originating Department
Office of
Human
Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
(10) For some merit positions there are neither examinations nor preferred
criteria but only minimum qualifications that must be met.
The recruitment for these positions is often done on an open and
continuous basis. When a job vacancy occurs, the department deteunines
which of the applicants who have met the minimum qualifications to
interview based often on factors such as the subject matter or experience
that the department is seeking for the particular vacancy. For these positions
only, an eligible applicant who qualifies for hiring preference points will
instead be guaranteed an interview by the department for the vacant
position.
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Approved:
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Approved as to foun'and legality:
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Executive Regulation 2-13, Hiring Preference Points for
Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
1.
Executive Regulation Summary
The proposed regulation implements Bill No. xx-13, Hiring Preference for Persons with
Disabilities and Veterans. The regulation amends Section 6 of the 2001 Montgomery
County Personnel Regulations by converting the hiring preference given by Executive
Regulation 3-10 to eligible veterans with a disability, other persons with a disability, and
other veterans who apply for County merit positions in a normal competitive process
from priority consideration to a numeric point system. The regulation also expands the
hiring preference to include a new derivative category, widows, widowers, and spouses
of veterans in certain instances.
2.
An estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether
the revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget.
Includes source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
The proposed regulation does not have any fiscal impact.
3.
Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next
6
fiscal years.
The proposed regulation does not have any fIScal impact.
4.
An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each regulation
that would affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5.
Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures if the regulation
authorizes future spending.
The proposed regulation does not authorize future spending.
6. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the regulation.
The numeric point hiring preference program replaces the current priority consideration
hiring preference and would be handled by the OHR staffing team.
7. An explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other
duties.
The numeric point preference program is a substitute for the current system ofpriority
consideration and therefore overall would not result in additional responsibilities for the
OHR staffing team.
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8. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
Not applicable
9. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
10. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
11.
If
a regulation is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
This regulation does not have a fiscal impact. It establishes a numeric hiring preference
point system for persons with disabilities, veterans, and widows, widowers, and spouses
of veterans in certain instances. The program replaces the current priority consideration
hiring preference and will be administered by the same OHR staffing team members.
12. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
None
13. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis (enter name and
dept.)
Stuart Weisberg, Office of Human Resources
Helen Vallone, Office of Management and Budget
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