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File #: 21-0060    Version: 0 Name: Study and Report - Fire Department Promotional Practices
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: Public Safety and Government Operations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Study and Report - Fire Department Promotional Practices For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department submit a report to the Mayor and City Council evaluating certain promotional practices of the Department; specifying the contents of the report; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Odette Ramos
Indexes: Fire Department, Promotion, Reports, Study
Attachments: 1. 21-0060~1st Reader
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett, Cohen, Dorsey

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Study and Report - Fire Department Promotional Practices
For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department submit a report to the Mayor and City Council evaluating certain promotional practices of the Department; specifying the contents of the report; and providing for a special effective date.
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Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That:

(a) No later than 120 days from the enactment of this Ordinance, the Baltimore City Fire Department, in consultation with the City Administrator or the Administrator’s designee, the Department of Human Resources, the Bureau of Budget and Management Research, the Labor Commissioner, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights, shall submit a report to the Mayor and City Council setting forth a comprehensive evaluation of the Department’s supervisory promotional examination process as specified in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The report required by this section shall include:

(1) a cost-benefit analysis associated with conducting each of the Department’s supervisory promotional tests and the practicability of reducing the number of supervisory promotional tracks to just Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services;

(2) a comprehensive review of the educational requirements used to participate in the...

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