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File #: 22-0104R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Degree Requirements for City Positions
Type: City Council Resolution Status: 2nd Reading
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Education Workforce and Youth
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Degree Requirements for City Positions For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor, the City Administrator, the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Human Resources, the Baltimore City Labor Commissioner, and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development to brief the City Council regarding the practice of requiring certain degrees for certain City positions and to discuss if eliminating such a degree requirement would be detrimental or beneficial to the recruitment and retention of quality City employees.
Sponsors: Antonio Glover, Kristerfer Burnett, Mark Conway, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: City Employees, Degree Requirements , Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 22-0104r~1st Reader, 2. 22-0104R Law, 3. 22-0104R Human Resources, 4. OLC 22-0104R, 5. CAO 22-0104R, 6. 22-0104R- MoED, 7. XX Final Synoposis 22-0104R, 8. 03a Proposed amendmem from Glover 22-0104r, 9. XX Final Hearing Notes 22-0104R
* 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 R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Glover



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Degree Requirements for City Positions
For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor, the City Administrator, the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Human Resources, the Baltimore City Labor Commissioner, and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development to brief the City Council regarding the practice of requiring certain degrees for certain City positions and to discuss if eliminating such a degree requirement would be detrimental or beneficial to the recruitment and retention of quality City employees.
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Whereas, possession of a degree from an institution of higher education does not necessarily correlate to higher pay for a graduate.

Whereas, many individuals who have attended an institution of higher education have amassed student loan debt and are unable to recover financially due to low wages paid for positions requiring a degree from an institution of higher education.

Whereas, career programs, apprenticeships, and employment experience can duly prepare individuals to succeed in the workforce.

Whereas, Baltimore City has experienced difficulty in retaining certain employees with a degree from an institution of higher education.

Whereas, certain functions of many positions are entry-level and do not require skills conferred from a degree from an institution of higher educat...

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