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File #: 2016-0096    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 2/1/2016 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14559
Title: A MOTION relating to the organization of the council; amending a restriction on hiring staff formerly employed by another member; and amending Motion 10651, Section VI, as amended, and OR 3-010.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Attachments: 1. Motion 14559.pdf
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A MOTION relating to the organization of the council; amending a restriction on hiring staff formerly employed by another member; and amending Motion 10651, Section VI, as amended, and OR 3-010.
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WHEREAS, the council has previously by motion restricted members from hiring as personal or district support and constituent services staff persons who were within the previous twelve months employed by another member, and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this restriction was to prevent confidential policy advisors of one member from entering employment with another serving member, and
WHEREAS, this unnecessarily restricts the ability of members to hire staff and for individuals be employed by members when their services to the county could provide great public benefit and would not present any potential conflict with another serving councilmember, and
WHEREAS, the council therefore desires to amend this restriction;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
I. Motion 10651, Section VI, as amended, and OR 3-010 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
Use of councilmembers' district accounts and district support and constituent services accounts.
A.1. All salaries and benefits for a councilmember and a councilmember's personal staff shall be paid out of the councilmember's district account, and all salaries and benefits for a councilmember's district support and constituent services staff shall be paid out of the councilmember's district support and constituent services account.
2.a. The council prohibits councilmembers from hiring as personal or district support and constituent services staff persons who have been employed within the prior twelve months:
(1) as a council policy or administrative central staff member classified at range 23 or above in the Legislative Branch Classification Plan; or
(2) persons who have been employed ((within the prior twelve months)) as a personal or district support and con...

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