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(1) The Mayor, the Managing Director, the Director of Finance, the City Treasurer and the Personnel Director, and the heads of the several departments and the several boards and commissions shall appoint and fix the compensation of such secretaries, consultants, experts, bureau or division chiefs, superintendents, assistant superintendents, assistant chiefs, and other assistants and employees as may be required for the proper conduct of the work of their respective offices, departments, boards or commissions. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this charter, employees of a board or commission shall be nominated by its chairman or president or by such other officer as may be designated by the board or commission.
(2) The number and compensation of all employees in the Law, Commerce and Labor Departments, and in the offices of the Managing Director, the Director of Finance and the City Representative, shall be subject to the approval of the Mayor; the number and compensation of all employees in the office of the Personnel Director shall be subject to the approval of the Civil Service Commission; the number and the compensation of all employees in all departments under the supervision of the Managing Director and in their departmental boards and commissions shall be subject to the approval of the Managing Director; and the number and compensation of all employees in the Department of Collections, and its departmental board and commission, and the Procurement Department shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Finance. 65
(3) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Chapter, the compensation of persons presently employed by the City shall be according to the presently existing classification and pay scale until civil service regulations are adopted as provided in this charter after which all persons subject to the civil service regulations shall be employed and compensated in accordance with such regulations.
(4) The Mayor shall furnish to the Cabinet and to the Administrative Board such clerical and other assistance as may be necessary for the conduct of their work and the keeping of their minutes.
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929. Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 214, as amended.
Purposes: 1. The number of employees to be appointed and their compensation are made a matter of decision for the administrative and executive branch, rather than the legislative branch, of the government. Appropriations will be made in lump sums to the various departments, boards and commissions for personnel services. Each agency will decide how many employees are to be appointed and what their salaries shall be within the lump sum appropriation to it. The Council retains legislative control to the extent of its power to appropriate the lump sums requested. At budget hearings Council may and should require justification of the amounts requested.
2. The compensation of employees in the civil service is to be fixed by the various officers and department heads in accordance with civil service pay scale and job classification regulations. The pay scale and job classification of employees of the City subject to civil service at the time the Charter takes effect are maintained pending the adoption of new civil service regulations.
Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on April 22, 2008, and certified on May 19, 2008. See Bill No. 080006 (approved March 6, 2008); Resolution No. 080041 (adopted March 6, 2008). Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on June 2, 2020, and certified on June 22, 2020. See Bill No. 200008 (approved February 26, 2020); Resolution No. 200042-A (adopted February 13, 2020). See Charter subsection A-200(18) for effective date.