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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Chapter 62 PENSIONS
Chapter 70 PERSONNEL
Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
Chapter 70
PERSONNEL
Part 1
General Provisions
§ 70-101.   Conflict.
§ 70-102.   Director of Human Resources Department.
§ 70-103.   Coverage and exclusion.
§ 70-104.   Equal employment opportunity.
§ 70-105.   Nepotism.
§ 70-106.   Conflict of interest.
§ 70-107.   Reserved.
§ 70-108.   Political activity.
§ 70-109.   Hostile work environment.
§ 70-110.   Charter effect on employees.
§ 70-111.   Drug-free workplace.
§ 70-112.   Smoking policy.
§ 70-113.   Training programs.
§ 70-114.   Physical examination/drug testing.
Part 2
Categories of Employment
§ 70-201.   Classification categories.
Part 3
Appointment and Evaluations
§ 70-301.   Notification of vacancy.
§ 70-302.   Recruitment.
§ 70-303.   Application for employment.
§ 70-304.   Screening.
§ 70-305.   Selection.
§ 70-306.   Orientation.
§ 70-307.   Probation.
§ 70-308.   Performance evaluation.
§ 70-309.   Personnel records.
Part 4
Benefits
§ 70-401.   Insurance, pension, workers' compensation and other benefits.
§ 70-402.   Injury on duty.
Part 5
Leave, Vacations and Holidays
§ 70-501.   Family medical leave.
§ 70-502.   Holidays.
§ 70-503.   Annual vacation leave.
§ 70-504.   Sick leave.
§ 70-505.   Bereavement leave.
§ 70-506.   Leave of absence.
§ 70-507.   Personal leave.
§ 70-508.   Leave of absence for military reserve duty.
§ 70-509.   Court appearance and jury duty.
Part 6
Promotions
§ 70-601.   Promotion procedure.
Part 7
Rules and Regulations
§ 70-701.   Salary administration.
§ 70-702.   Payroll administration.
§ 70-703.   Payroll time sheet.
§ 70-704.   Payroll deductions.
§ 70-705.   Overtime.
§ 70-706.   Time and attendance of employees.
§ 70-707.   Lunch and break periods.
§ 70-708.   Temporary reassignment.
§ 70-709.   Compensatory time; discretionary time.
§ 70-710.   Dress and grooming.
§ 70-711.   Conduct and safety regulations.
§ 70-712.   Disciplinary action.
§ 70-713.   Grievance procedures.
§ 70-714.   Separation.
§ 70-715.   Disability removal.
§ 70-716.   Providing employees legal counsel.
§ 70-717.   Employee responses to information requests.
§ 70-718.   Management incentive program.
Part 8
Appeals
§ 70-801.   Appeal procedure.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Reading 6-24-1996 by Ord. No. 18-1996 (Ch. 1, Part 2, of the 2001 Code of Ordinances) Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administrative code — See Ch. 5.
Pensions — See Ch. 62.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 91.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Officers and employee provisions - See 11 Pa.C.S. §§10901 et seq.
Power to hire employees - See 11 Pa.C.S. §§12405