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Concerning: Personnel - Veteran Hiring
Preference - Public Safety Position
Revised: April 2. 2015 Draft No. _,_4_ _
Introduced:
March 3, 2015
Enacted:
Apnl 14. 2015
April 22. 2015
Executive:
Effective:
April 22. 2015
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Laws of Mont. Co. 2015
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;
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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 .
Montgomery 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.
Except as provided in Subsection@ [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;
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an employee who was granted a temporary
disability
retirement
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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-veterari 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 of g qualified [a] person tog merit system
position who is among the highest rating category in a
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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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military are helpful assets for serving in uniformed public
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person who was honorably discharged or
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at least 180 days of active military duty other than for training;
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define g veteran with g disability as g veteran rated
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Department of Veterans Affairs with g compensable service-
connected disability of 30 percent or more;
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define g uniformed public safety position as a:
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This Act may be cited as the "Veterans in Public Safety Employment Act."
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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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Approved:
George Leventhal, President, County Council
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This is a correct copy
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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