Agenda Item 9
November 19,2013
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
November 15,2013
TO:
County Council
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Disabilities
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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Public Hearing: Expedited Bill 29-13, Personnel - Regulations - Persons with
Veterans - Hiring Preference Points
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, was introduced on October 29. A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy
Committee worksession in tentatively scheduled for December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Background
Expedited Bill 29-13 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.
Bill 46-09, Personnel - Regulations - Persons with Disabilities Hiring Preference,
enacted on February 2, 2010, required the Executive to adopt regulations establishing and
maintaining a hiring preference for the initial appointment of a qualified person with a disability
to a County merit position. The preference must be applied to an eligible applicant who is
among the highest rating category in a normal competitive process. The law also established an
order of priority between a veteran with a disability, a veteran without a disability, and a non­
veteran without a disability. The Executive reported that this priority consideration has been
"cumbersome for some departments to administer and has resulted in lengthy delays. in filling
vacant positions." Bill 29-13 would convert this priority consideration system to a numeric point
system.
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The Bill would also create new preferences for certain widows, widowers, and spouses of
veterans under the competitive hiring process. The Bill would not affect the non-competitive
hiring authority for a person with a disability established in Bill 32-12, Personnel- Regulations­
Persons with Disabilities - Noncompetitive Appointment, earlier this year.
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
Fiscal Impact statement for Bill
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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.
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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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(G) Veterans, particularly those returning from combat in Iraq
and Afghanistan, suffer from
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(H) A veteran's spouse must often provide for the family if
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veteran is unable to work due to
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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:
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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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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.]
establish
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hiring
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preference point system for the appointment of a
qualified person to
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preference:
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an equal preference for:
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EXPEDITED BILL
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apply the preference points to guarantee
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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.
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Nancy Navarro, President, County Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 29-13
Personnel
­
Regulations
-
Persons with Disabilities Veterans
-
Hiring Preference Points
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 filling 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 Leggett
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 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. 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 of Human
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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240-773-3556 TTY
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ROCKVILLB. MARYLAND 20850
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
MEMORANDUM
June
19, 2013
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Nancy Navarro, Council President
Isiah Leggett, County Executiv'-'l'b._-'
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. This 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 of the
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 regulation, please contact the
Office of Human Resources Director Joseph Adler at 240-777-5010.
Attachments
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240-773-3556
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces of the County Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orlglnacing Department
Office of Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
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
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_ _ _.2013. The regulation amends Section 6 of the 2001 Montgomery
County Personnel Regulations by converting the hiring preference given by
Executivt:' Rc;;uJation 3.,.10 to flligibIc veterans
\-vith
'a
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 of Human 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:
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Heading or defined term.
Underlining
Added to existing regulation by proposed regulation.
Deleted from existing regulation by proposed regulation.
[Single
boldface brackets1
Added by amendment.
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[[Double boldface brackets)]
Deleted from existing or proposed regulation by amendment.
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Existing language unchanged by executive regulation.
Revised
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of the
Councy
Executive •• 01 Monroe Street. RockvlDe, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlalnatlnl Department
Office of Human Resources
Effective Date
SECTION 6. RECRUITMENT AND APPLICATION RATING PROCESS
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County merit system position.
(a)
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6-11. [Priority consideration] Hiring preference points for [initial] appointment to a
Definitions
(1)
Hiring preference 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.
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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
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C.F:R:· 213.3102(u);the criteria for disability used by the Federal
Office ofPersonnel 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 disabilitv:
An
individual married to a person
who:
(A)
meets the definition of veteran contained in (5) below; and
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
Offices
of
the County Executive.
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01 Monroe Street • Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Number
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orlglnatln, Depanment
Office of
Human
Resources
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2-13
Effective Date
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.
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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 of Veterans 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;
(B)
was not granted a normal retirement from the United States armed
services; and"
[(B)]
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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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[(b)
whose spouse was killed while on active duty in a branch
ofthe United States armed services; and
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 die County Executive.
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Monroe Street • Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlsfnatlng Department
Office of Human Resources
Effective Dace
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 [6-1 1(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 100',
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Allocation ofhiring preference points
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veterans discharged 5 years or less from the date of the 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
Offices 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
Originating Department
Office of Human Resources
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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.
Application orhiring 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 canilot 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 ouly" vacancy
announcements.
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Employees who receive a noncompetitive appointment to a merit
position under 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.
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
the County Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orfgfnatlng Department
Office of Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
Pre erence pomts cannot be used to help an app lcant achieve a passmg
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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Wherethe 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.
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Where the d@Partment'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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For some merit positions there are neither:examinations nor,ru:f.ferred "
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 detennines
which of the applicants who have met the minimum qualifications to
interview based often on factors such as the subiect 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. 101 Monroe Street. Rodc:vIlle, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Originating Depariment
Number
2-13
Effecdve Date
Office of Human Resources
position.
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Approvw:
Isiah Leggett, COWlty Execut ve
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces of
the
County Executive.
.0.
Monroe Screet • Rockville, Maryland
20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Originating Department
Office of Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
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: _ _ _
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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 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 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 of veterans in certain instances.
Address for
comments
Office ofHuman Resources, Executive Office Building, 7th Floor
101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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.
*
* *
Existing language unchanged
by
executive regulation.
Revised
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
omces
of
the County Executive. 101 Monroe Street. RockvlDe, Maryland 20850
SubJect
Number
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Originating Department
2-13
Effective Date
Office of Human Resources
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 disai!ility: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
noncompetitive appointment to Federal merit system positions
under its special hiring authority;.ari.d
(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:
(A)
meets the definition of veteran 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.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the
County
Executive. 101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons
with
Disabilities and Veterans
Origlnatlnr Department
Office of Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
(4)
Veteran with a disability:
A person who:
(A)
meets the definition of veteran contained in
(5)
below; and
(B)
is rated by the Department ofVeterans 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 ofthe United
States armed services after at least
180
days of active
military duty other than for training;
(B)
was not granted a normal 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
Q.
veteran:
A
person:
(A)
whose spouse was killed while on active duty in a branch
ofthe 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 form and must provide the necessary
certification or documentation within
14
calendar days after it is requested by
OHR.
(c)
The OHR Director must establish a uniform scoring system for examinations,
preferred criteria resume ratings, and interviews with a maximum score of
100
so
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY
EXECUTIVE REGULATION
OffIces
of
the Couney
Executive •
101 Monroe Street. Rockville, Maryland 20850
SubJec:c
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Number
2-13
Orlsfnaclng DepartMenc
Office of Human Resources
Effecclve Dace
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 of the job
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
:5­
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
Coaaty
Executive.
tOt
Monroe Street. Rockvlle, Maryland 20850
Subject
Number
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
2-13
Effective
Date
OrIginating 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 Managementieadership 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
OffIces of die County Executive.
t01
Monroe Street.
Rockville,
Maryland
20850
Subject
Hiring Preference Points for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
Orlglnatin, Department
Office
of
Human Resources
Number
2-13
Effective Date
(l0) 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 ajob vacancy occurs, the department detennines
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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Date
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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-l3, 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 muneric 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 of priority
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.
to.
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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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
Isiab Leggett
County Executive
Jennifer
A.
Hughes
Director
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MEMORANDUM
October 25, 2013
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
J~r.
Ditko ofManagement
and
Budget
Expedited Bill xx-13, Hiring Preference Points for Persons
with
Disabilities and Veterans
Please
find
attached the
fiscal impact statements for
the above-referenced legislation.
Nancy Navarro,
Preside~
County Council
JAH:MC
c:
Kathleen Boucher, Assistant Chief Administrative
Officer
Lisa Austin, Offices ofthe County Executive
Joy
Nurmi, Special Assistant
to
the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield. Director, Public Infonnation Office
Joseph F. Beach, Director, Department ofFinance
Robert Hagedoom, Department of Finance
David Platt, Department ofFinance
Stuart Weisberg, Office ofHuman Resources
Corey Orlosky, Office of Management and Budget
Henri Apollon, Office of
Management and Budget
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Otftee of the Director
10l Monroe Street, 14th Floor • Rockville, Maryland 20850 • 240-777-2800
www.montgornerycountymd.gov
montgameryCIOuntymd.IOY/311
240-773-3556 TTY
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Expedited Bill xx-13,
Hiring
Preference Points for Persons
with
Disabilities and Veterans
1. Bill
Summary.
This
expedited
bill 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.
The
Current
hiring preference program which provides priority consideration for persons
with disabilities and veterans who apply for a County merit position in a nonna!
competitive process
and
are moong 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, widows, widowers, and spouses ofveterans under certain circumstances. The
bill requires the Executive to adopt regulations establishing and maintaining a hiring
preference point system for certain qualified persons who apply for a County
merit
position.
2.
An
estimate of clJaDges
in
County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether
the revenues or expenditures are assumed
iD
the recoDlmended or approved budget.
Includes source of IDformation, assumptions, aDd methodologies
used.
The bill
does
not have
any
fiscal impact.
3. Revenue and eIpenditnre estimates covering at least the Dext 6 rueal years.
The
bill
does not
have
any
fiscal
impact.
4. An adDariai analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill
th~t
would
affed retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
s.
Later actions that may affect future revenue aDd expenditures
if
the bill authorizes
tuture spending.
The
proposed
bill does
not authorize
future
spending.
6.
An
estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bill.
The bill converts the hiring preference program from priority consideration
to
a numeric
numeric point system and the program would continue
to
be
administered by the OHR
staffing
team.
7.
An
explanation olhow the addition of new staf1'respoDsibiUties would affect other
duties~
The numeric point preference program is a substitute for the current
system
ofpriority
considerat;ion
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 appropriatioD
is
needed.
Not applicable
9. A descriptioD of any variable that eould affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
10.
Ranges of revenue or expenditures
that are
IlDcertain or
difficult
to project.
Not apillicable.
11.
If
a bill is likely
to
have
DO
fiscal impact, wby tbat
is
the case.
This
bill
does not have a fiscal impact.
It
establishes a nmneric hiring preference point system for persons
with
disabilities,
veterans, and widows, widowers, and spouses of veterans in certain instances. The
program replaces 1he current priority consideration hiring preference
and
will be
administered
by
the
same OHR staffing
team members.
12.
Other
fiscal impads or
comments.
None.
13.
The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis
Stuart Weisberg, Office
ofHuman
Resources
Corey Orlosky, Office ofManagement and Budget
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