Expedited Bill No. __
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Concerning: Personnel - Veteran Hiring
Preference - Public Safety Position
Revised: April 2. 2015 Draft No. -'-4_ _
Introduced:
March 3. 2015
Enacted:
April 14. 2015
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive and Councilmember Katz
AN EXPEDITED ACT to:
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establish a hiring preference for a qualified veteran or a veteran with a disability
who applies for a uniformed public safety position;
(2)
require the Executive to adopt regulations implementing this hiring preference; and
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generally amend the merit system law governing competitive hiring for merit
system positions.
By amending
Montgo.mery County Code
Chapter 33, Personnel and Human Resources
Sections 33-7
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act
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Sec. 1. Sections
33.7
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amended as follows:
33-7.
County Executive and Merit System Protection Board responsibilities
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Hiring persons with disabilities.
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Competitive appointment.
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Except as provided in
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[The] the regulation
must establish and maintain a preference [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;
(ii) · an employee subject to reduction-in-force;
(iii)
an employee who was granted a temporary
disability
retirement
under
the
Employees
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Retirement System or . an initial or temporary
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 m
Subparagraphs (A)(iv) and (A)(v) [to] for the initial
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appointment
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qualified [a] person
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merit system
position who is among the highest rating category
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normal competitive process.
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Hiring Veterans for Uniformed Public Safety Positions.
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Veterans, particularly those returning from combat in Iraq and
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veterans while in the
military are helpful assets for serving in uniformed public
safety positions.
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personnel regulation,
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standards for
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hiring preference point system for
the initial appointment
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qualified veteran who applies for
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merit
uniformed public safety position in
These standards must:
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normal competitive process.
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veteran as
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person who was honorably discharged or
released from
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branch of the United States armed services after
at least 180 days of active military duty other than for training;
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veteran with
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veteran rated
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compensable service-
Department of Veterans Affairs with
connected disability of 30 percent or more;
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uniformed public safety position as a:
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police officer;
fire fighter/rescuer; or
[[deputy sheriff; or
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give preference points for
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Sec. 2. Short Title
This Act may be cited as the "Veterans in Public Safety Employment Act."
Sec. 3. Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act talces effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
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Approved:
George Leventhal, President, County Council
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy
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Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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