Bill No.
12-14
Conceming: Personnel - Telecommuting
- Amendments
Revised: March 10. 2014 Draft No. _2_
Introduced:
January 28,2014
Enacted:
April 22, 2014
Executive:
May
1.
2014
Effective:
July 31. 2014
Sunset Date:
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Laws of Mont Co.
2014
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: CounciImernbers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and
CounciImembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
AN
ACT
to:
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require the County Executive to adopt a regulation to identifY the circumstances
under which a County employee may [[telecommute]] telework;
require the Executive to adopt a regulation to establish procedures that a County
employee must follow to obtain pennission to [[telecommute]] telework; and
generally amend the law governing the County personnel regulations,
By amending
Montgomery County 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.
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Section 33-24 is amended as follows:
33-24. [[Telecommuting]] Telework.
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Definitions.
In
this Section, the following words have the meanings
indicated:
["]Director["]
means the Director of the Department of Human
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
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means a work arrangement in which
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some or all of the work is performed at an alternative work site.1 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,.Qy Method
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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.
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The [Telecommuting Action Plan] [[telecommuting]]
telework regulation must:
(1)
[set numerical goals for the number of County employees who
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telecommute] require the Director to designate an employee to
serve as the County [[telecommuting]] telework
man~er.
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The
County [[telecommuting]] telework manager must:
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advise
each
County
department
and
office
on
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[[telecommuting]] telework matters;
serve as
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resource for managers and employees on
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[[telecommutingJ] telework;
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develop, after consulting the County Attorney,
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written [[telecommuting]] telework agreement between
[[telecommuting]]
employee's manager;
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teleworking
employee
and
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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 [[telecommutingl1 telework issues;
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(2)
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
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written [[telecommuting]] telework
agreement between an employee and the employee's manager
outlining each party's expectations and responsibilities; and
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identify the required [[telecommuting]] telework training for
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[[telecommuting]] teleworking employee and
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County
man~er.
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Training.
The Director, after consulting the Chief Information Officer,
must establish an appropriate training course for
teleworking employee and
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County manager.
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[[telecommuting]]
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Annual report.
The
[Sustainability
Working
Group]
Chief
Administrative Officer must report to the County Executive and County
Council by January 15 of each year
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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 [[telecommutingl] 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:
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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LindaM. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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