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File #: 2017-2073    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/3/2017 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/6/2017 Final action: 11/20/2017
Enactment date: 11/20/2017 Enactment #: 43
Effective date: 12/1/2017    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Article VII, Personnel, Chapters 701 and 702; Title One, Administrative, Article III, Chapters 111, 116, 140 and 145; Title One, Administrative, Article V, Chapter 152; Title One, Administrative, Article VII, Chapters 161 and 170; Title One, Administrative, Article IX, Chapters 174A, 176A, 177A, 177C, 178C, and 179; and Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Chapters 180, 182, 186, 190, 197, and 199, to establish the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to encompass current Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to adjust the name of the Department to better reflect its current functions and to clarify the roles, responsibilities, and functions of its Director.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. Summary 2017-2073.docx, 2. 2017-2073
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Article VII, Personnel, Chapters 701 and 702; Title One, Administrative, Article III, Chapters 111, 116, 140 and 145; Title One, Administrative, Article V, Chapter 152; Title One, Administrative, Article VII, Chapters 161 and 170; Title One, Administrative, Article IX, Chapters 174A, 176A, 177A, 177C, 178C, and 179; and Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Chapters 180, 182, 186, 190, 197, and 199, to establish the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to encompass current Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to adjust the name of the Department to better reflect its current functions and to clarify the roles, responsibilities, and functions of its Director.

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WHEREAS, Section 208 of the City of Pittsburgh's Home Rule Charter permits units of government to be established by ordinance submitted by the Mayor or City Council; and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 102 of the Charter defines "unit of government" as including "any subdivision of City government including any department, bureau, division, board, commission or magistrate court:" and

WHEREAS, the Department of Personnel and Civil Service was created under Chapter 111 of the City Code and has since actively served the needs of the City relating to employees; and

WHEREAS, the term "personnel" was largely replaced by "human resources" in describing professions that serve employee needs in the late 1980s; and

WHEREAS, the term "personnel" refers to a different understanding of employee services (i.e. hiring, firing, payroll, and benefits) which does not accurately describe the City of Pittsburgh's human resources model, which encompasses a strategic approach to servicing, staffing and supporting City operations through activities including performance evaluations, training and development, and other employee management practices; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor now wishes to change the...

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