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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
To confirm the mayoral appointment of Ms. Judy D. Banks as the Acting Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Acting Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel Judy D. Banks Confirmation Approval Resolution of 2003".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Ms. Judy D. Banks
as Acting Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code §1-523.01), to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Mayor.
Sec. 5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
ANTHONY A. WILLIAMS
September 16, 2003
The Honorable Linda W. Cropp Chairman
Dear Chairman Cropp:
Enclosed for the consideration of the Council of the District of Columbia is the `"Acting Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel Judy D. Banks Confirmation Approval Resolution of 2003."
The executive search for an individual to serve as Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel began in earnest on November of 2002, when Judy D. Banks was appointed as Interim Director. However, no candidates emerged with the right combination of experience and skills in personnel and payroll systems needed to continue to lead the District government into a more comprehensive and modern personnel management system. For that reason, I have decided to appoint Ms. Banks as Acting Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel.
Further, please be advised that, pursuant to D.C. Official Code §1-609.06(g)(1) and Chapter 3 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations, Residency, and subject to her confirmation by the Council, I have decided to grant Ms. Banks a waiver of the domicile requirement on the basis that the position of Director of the D.C. Office of Personnel has proven to be hard to fill.
Among the barriers in recruiting a Director of Personnel are the:
Fact that the District government is in the midst of changing its personnel and payroll systems, and no candidates with experience in both disciplines emerged as a result of the executive search;
Uniqueness of the District government's "learning curve"; and
Absence of feasible candidates who are willing to accept the significant challenges associated with the position.
Ms. Banks comes to this position with a wide range of experiences in the personnel and payroll fields. She assumed the day-to-day responsibilities of planning, directing and administering a comprehensive human resources and personnel management program for the District government on November of 2002 and has successfully continued with the implementation of the Administrative Services Modernization Program (ASMP), the District's new HR and Payroll System.
Ms. Banks held various managerial positions in the D.C. Office of Personnel from 1985 through 1993. She was the Director of the D.C. Office of Payroll and Retirement Services, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, for nine years. During her tenure she took the lead in the management, oversight, administration, and bi-weekly and weekly processing of the District government's $15 billion employee payroll. She was instrumental in reducing the $4 million operating budget in D.C. payroll operations through partnership with the U.S. Treasury.
Ms. Banks received the Chief Financial Officer - Natwar Gandhi Outstanding Leadership Award in February of 2001, and the Chief Financial Officer - Anthony A. Williams Special Act Award in December of 1996. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Spelman College in Atlanta. She is an active member of the Government of Finance Officers Association (Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter), the American Payroll Association (APA), the American Society for Payroll Managers (ASPM), Jack and Jill of America (Washington, D.C.), and the National Smart Set (Washington, D.C.).
Ms. Banks's years of experience in the personnel and payroll arenas, in addition to her knowledge and familiarity with the District of Columbia government, will enhance her contributions not only to the District government but also to the customers we serve.
I respectfully request the Council's favorable and prompt consideration of the enclosed confirmation resolution.
Judy Dennard Banks
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