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Except as otherwise provided in this charter, each board or commission connected with a department shall exercise its powers and perform its duties independently of the departmental head and officers but shall account to the department for the expenditure of money. Each such department shall in all cases have the right to examine the books, records and accounts of its departmental boards or commissions.
Sources: The Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 503.
Purposes: Certain boards and commissions are connected with various departments for purposes of fiscal administration where a functional relationship exists between them. See Section 3-100 and the Annotation thereto. Unless other provisions of the Charter provide otherwise [e.g. see subsection 5-700(c)], the head of a department with which a board or commission is connected is not to direct how the board or commission shall perform its functions. Such a board or commission must account to the department for the expenditure of money, report periodically to the department on its activities (see Section 8-404), submit all requests for appropriations through the department (see Section 8-103), make available to the department for examination its books, records and accounts, and generally submit all administrative matters requiring action at a higher administrative level (e.g. at the level of the Managing Director or Director of Finance) through the department.