The Montgomery County Council’s Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee and Public Safety Committee will meet jointly on Monday, Oct. 4, for a worksession on proposed Bill 45-10 that would create a two-tiered service connected disability retirement system for all County employees identical to the current system for fire and rescue employees.
The MFP Committee, which is chaired by Duchy Trachtenberg and includes Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Nancy Navarro, and the Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by Phil Andrews and includes Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Marc Elrich, will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.
The worksession to be conducted by the joint committees follows a public hearing held on Sept. 28 on Bill 45-10 proposing creation of a two-tiered service connected disability retirement system for all County employees identical to the current system for fire and rescue employees. Under the proposal, which is sponsored by Councilmembers Trachtenberg, Andrews, Berliner and Ervin, employees eligible for a service-connected disability retirement benefit would receive either a partial incapacity benefit of at least 52.5 percent of final earnings or a total incapacity benefit of at least 70 percent of final earnings.
The current system for all employees, except fire and rescue employees, provides a service-connected disability retirement benefit of at least 66.7 percent of final earnings for both partial and total incapacity.