FAQs and Policies

FAQs

How To Apply For a Civil Service Job »

In order to be hired for a Civil Service job, you must take and pass a test and rank high enough to be called in for an interview. Once hired, you will be required to move into the City of Philadelphia within a specified time period (typically 6 months).

Civil Service FAQ »

This page answers some questions that you may have about Civil Service employment with the City of Philadelphia.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) FAQ »

Guidelines and information concerning its use for City of Philadelphia municipal employees.

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) FAQ »

Amercians With Disabilities Frequently Asked Questions.

Employee Disability (Regulation 32) FAQ »

Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Service Regulation 32 (Employee Disability).

Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) »

Frequently Asked Questions About the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP FAQ).

Policies

Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy »

Policy for preventing sexual harassment in City Government.

Civil Service Appeal Guide »

Appeal guide of the Civil Service Commission.

Employee Political Activity Guide »

The Home Rule Charter, in Section 10-107, places certain restrictions on political activities of appointed and elected officials and employees of the City, including employees on leave of absence. In 1995 the City Solicitor issued the Law Department Political Activity Guide, a comprehensive guide that summarizes prior Law Department advice on Charter Section 10-107. We have distributed the Guide to all offices in the City at least yearly since. Also, the Guide is posted on the Law Department web page, and is published in the volume 1994-1996 City Solicitor’s Opinions.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information go to: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations