Bill No.
12-14
Concerning: Personnel - Telecommuting
- Amendments
Revised: March 10, 2014 Draft No. _2_
Introduced:
January 28. 2014
Enacted:
April 22, 2014
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Cotulcilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Cotulcil Vice President Leventhal, and
Cotulcilmembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
AN ACT
to:
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require the COtulty Executive to adopt a regulation
to
identifY the circumstances
tulder which a COtulty employee may ([telecommute]]
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require the Executive to adopt a regulation to establish procedures that a COtulty
employee must follow to obtain permission to [[telecommute]J telework; and
generally amend the law governing the COtulty personnel regulations.
By amending
Montgomery COtulty Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Article II, Merit System
Section 33-24
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 33-24 is amended as follows:
33-24. [[Telecommuting]] Telework.
(a)
Definitions.
In
this Section, the following words have the meanings
indicated:
["]Directorr']
means the Director of the Department of Human
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Resources or the Director's designee.
["Sustainability Working Group"
means the Group defined in Section
18A-13.]
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[[Telecommute]]
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Telework
means a work arrangement in which
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some or all of the work is performed at an alternative work site." such as
a home or office space near a home.
(b)
[[Telecommuting]]
[Action Plan] Telework.
The [Sustainability
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Working Group] County Executive must [prepare] adopt,
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regulation, a [Telecommuting Action Plan that sets out a] policy to
permit eligible employees to [[telecommute]] telework and
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plan [for
increasing] to increase the number of County employees who
[[telecommute]] telework.
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Contents.
The [Telecommuting Action Plan] [[telecommuting]]
telework regulation must:
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[set numerical goals for the number of County employees who
telecommute] require the Director to designate an employee to
serve as the County [[telecommuting]] telework manager. The
County [[telecommuting]] telework manager must:
(A)
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advise
each
County
department
and
office
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[[telecommutingll telework matters;
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serve as
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resource for managers and employees on
[[telecommuting]] telework;
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develop, after consulting the County Attorney, !! standard
written [[telecommuting]] telework agreement between !!
[[telecommuting]]
employee's manager;
teleworking
employee
and
the
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assist managers in determining the eligibility of an
employee to [[telecommute]] telework; and
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be the primary point of contact between the Office of
Human Resources and each County department or office
on [[telecommuting]]
issues;
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identify the circumstances under which a County employee may
[[telecommute]] telework; [and]
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(3)
identify procedures that a County employee must follow to obtain
permission
to
[[telecommute]] telework;
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require the execution of !! written [[telecommutingl1 telework
agreement between an employee and the employee's man!!ger
outlining each party's expectations and responsibilities; and
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identify the required [[telecommuting]] telework training for !!
[[telecommuting]] teleworking employee and !! County manager.
Training.
The Director, after consulting the Chief Information Officer,
must establish an appropriate training course for!! [[telecommuting]]
teleworking employee and !! County man!!ger.
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Annual report.
The
[Sustainability
Working
Group]
Chief
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Administrative Officer must report to the County Executive and County
Council by January 15 ofeach year on;
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the actions taken in the preceding fiscal year
to
implement the
[Telecommuting Action Plan]
regulation;
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[[telecommuting]]
telework
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the number of employees [[telecommuting]] teleworking in each
department or office during the preceding fiscal year;
the number of [[telecommuting]] teleworking hours worked
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employees in each department and office in the preceding fiscal
year; and
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recommendations for improvements to the [[telecommuting]]
teleworking regulation.
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Approved:
Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
LindaM. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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