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File #: 21-0093    Version: 0 Name: Revising Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities
Type: Ordinance Status: Before the Mayor
File created: 6/8/2021 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Revising Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities For the purpose of updating Article 1, Subtitle 8 {Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities} of the City Code to define certain terms; requiring a whistleblower to report their complaint to their agency’s personnel officer or to the Office of the Inspector General if the whistleblower has a reasonable and articulable belief that the personnel officer cannot competently investigate the covered disclosure; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to give written notice of investigation or a notice of declination to the whistleblower within 30 days of receipt of the complaint; requiring the Office of the Inspector General, if initiating an investigation, to send a Memorandum of Protected Activity to the whistleblower’s supervisor; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to provide recommendations for action in the Office’s written findings of an investigation and to give the written findings to the City Administrator, the age...
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Administration City Council, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Odette Ramos
Indexes: Responsibility, Rights, Whistleblower
Attachments: 1. 21-0093~1st Reader, 2. DHR - 21-0093, 3. OIG 21-0093, 4. Law 21-0093, 5. Finance 21-0093, 6. CAO 21-0093, 7. 21-0093~3rd Reader
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.
City of Baltimore
Council Bill 21-0093
(First Reader)

Introduced by: Councilmember Dorsey
At the request of: The Administration
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Revising Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities
For the purpose of updating Article 1, Subtitle 8 {Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities} of the City Code to define certain terms; requiring a whistleblower to report their complaint to their agency’s personnel officer or to the Office of the Inspector General if the whistleblower has a reasonable and articulable belief that the personnel officer cannot competently investigate the covered disclosure; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to give written notice of investigation or a notice of declination to the whistleblower within 30 days of receipt of the complaint; requiring the Office of the Inspector General, if initiating an investigation, to send a Memorandum of Protected Activity to the whistleblower’s supervisor; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to provide recommendations for action in the Office’s written findings of an investigation and to give the written findings to the City Administrator, the agency head, and the whistleblower; requiring the City Administrator to hold a meeting with the agency head and the Inspector General to discuss the recommendations within a certain amount of time; providing possible remedies in case of a violation of this subtitle; and conforming and clarifying related provisions.
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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Sections 8-1, 8-6, 8-7
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By re-numbering current
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, ...

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