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Concerning: Non-merit emolovees -
Salary Schedule - Established
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Introduced:
December 8. 2015
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March 1. 2016
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Councilmember Leventhal
Co-Sponsors: Councilmembers Eirich, Rice and Rucker
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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establish a salary schedule for heads of departments, principal offices, and other non-
merit employees;
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require certain salaries to be set under the salary schedule established for these
positions; and
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generally amend the law governing compensation for non-merit employees.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter lA, Structure of County Government
Section lA-104
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec.1. Section lA-104 is amended as follows:
lA-104. Heads of departments and principal offices; other positions designated
as non-merit.
(a)
Names.
The head of a department or principal office is called the Director
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of the department or principal office, except that:
(1)
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the Director of Police is also called the Chief of Police;
the Director of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
is also called the Fire Chief; and
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the Director of the Office of the County Attorney is called the
County Attorney.
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(b)
Qualifications.
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Each head of a department or principal office should be
professionally qualified.
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A person holding any other position in the Executive Branch
designated by law as a non-merit position must be professionally
qualified for the position under a position description established
by regulation under method ( 1).
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Status.
Heads of departments and principal offices, and holders of any
other position in the Executive Branch designated by law as a non-merit
position, are County employees but are not merit system employees.
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Special reinstatement rule.
A person who was a merit system employee
of the Police Department when appointed as an Assistant Chief of Police
may return to the merit system in the Department at the same rank that
the person last held in the merit system. The person must elect to return
to the merit system within 10 days after leaving the Assistant Chief
position, by notifying the Chief Administrative Officer in writing.
If
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previous rank was abolished, the person must be assigned to the closest
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equivalent rank, and must receive the salary and benefits that would apply
if the person had remained in the merit system at the previous rank and
the rank still existed.
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Salaries.
The Executive must design
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compensation system to attract
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and retain highly competent senior leaders as heads of departments and
principal offices, and other non-merit employees in the Executive
Branch. Each of these employees must be paid
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salary within
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salary
schedule proposed
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the Executive and approved
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the Council in the
Operating Budget of the Montgomery County Government. The salary
schedule may
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provision permitting the Executive to exceed the
salary schedule established for
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position for an individual employee,
subject to Council approval, ifthe Executive finds that it is necessary to
attract or retain
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senior leader for
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specific position. The Council must
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salary schedule for non-merit positions in the Legislative
Branch as part of the Operating Budget of the Montgomery County
Government.
Sec. 2. Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessarv for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes
law.
This Act must apply to any employee who is hired or promoted to head of a
department or principal office or other non-merit position after the date the Council
approves the first salaty schedule required in Section 1 [[when this Act becomes law]].
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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