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The heads of the several departments and the several boards and commissions may from time to time, subject to the approval of the Administrative Board, establish such bureaus or divisions in their respective departments, boards and commissions as may be required for the proper conduct of their work.
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 212, as amended.
Purposes: The creation of bureaus and divisions in departments, boards, and commissions is left to the department heads and boards and commissions concerned, rather than being fixed in the Charter, in order to permit flexibility and adaptation to changing circumstances and conditions. The approval of the Administrative Board is required so that over-all governmental considerations may enter into the picture and so that some measure of control may be exercised over the number of bureaus and divisions to be established. The creation of bureaus and divisions is thus made a function of the administrative branch of the City government rather than of the Council.