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Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the heads of all departments and all boards and commissions are hereby empowered to prescribe rules for their internal government. Such rules shall become effective only after approval by the Administrative Board.
Sources: Cf. the Administrative Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, Section 506.
Purposes: The Charter distinguishes between "rules" and "regulations". The term "rules" is used to designate standards for intra- governmental administration. The term "regulations" denotes standards applicable to private persons and organizations. See Section 8-407. This section authorizes City agencies to prescribe rules for their internal government subject to the approval of the Administrative Board. See Section 4-300(1)(a).