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Philadelphia Civil Service Regulations

Table Of Contents
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  1. Purpose

  2. Definitions

  3. Preparation, Adoption and Revision of Regulations

  4. Exemptions from Civil Service

  5. Classification Plan

  6. Pay Plan:
    6.01, 6.09, 6.11, 6.114, 6.115, 6.12, 6.14, 6.15, 6.20+

  7. General Requirements for Applicants

  8. Applications

  9. Examinations

  10. Eligible Lists

  11. Requisitions, Certification and Appointment

  12. Limited-Term Appointments

  13. Assignments and Transfers

  14. Probationary Period

  15. Resignation, Reinstatement, Restoration and Retirement

  16. Layoffs

  17. Dismissals, Demotions, Suspensions and Appeals

  18. Hours of Work

  19. Holidays

  20. Vacation Leave

  21. Sick Leave

  22. Leaves of Absence

  23. Performance Reports

  24. Working Conditions

  25. Records and Reports

  26. Training of Employees

  27. Safety, Health, Welfare and Recreation

  28. Labor Relations

  29. Political Activity

  30. Residence Requirement

  31. Interim Regulations

  32. Injury and Disability

  33. Miscellaneous Regulations



Alphabetical Index
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6. PAY PLAN

(continued, 6.15 to 6.199999)


6.15 - SPECIAL PAY RATE CATEGORIES.

  • 6.151 - TEMPORARY, SEASONAL AND EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES.
    Except in the case of employees temporarily promoted under the provisions of Section 13.01 of the Regulations, or as otherwise may be provided in the Regulations, temporary, seasonal and emergency employees shall be paid at the regular rate of pay for their respective positions for all hours worked, to a maximum of forty hours in a work week. Temporary, seasonal and emergency employees shall be compensated at one and one-half (1_1/2) times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a work week. Temporary, seasonal and emergency employees shall not be entitled to earn night shift differential compensation, sick or vacation leave or benefits under Regulation 27. Such employees, with the exception of School Crossing Guards may however, at the discretion of the appointing authority, be granted leave with pay for a period not to exceed forty (40) working hours because of a service-incurred injury.
  • 6.152 - CASUAL SKILLED WORKER RATES.
    Emergency appointments may be made without regard to the provisions of the Classification and Pay Plans with the prior approval of the appointing authority and the Director.
  • 6.153 - TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT RATES FOR PHILADELPHIA CIVIC CENTER.
    Employees working on temporary assignments at the Philadelphia Civic Center as Facility Guard I (Doorman), Elevator Operators, Clerk I (Ticket Takers), or Custodial Worker I (Toilet Attendants) shall receive, in lieu of pay as otherwise would be computed under these Regulations, $6.50 per hour for all time worked on weekdays, Sundays and holidays; when such work immediately follows the termination of his work day for that date in his regular full-time position; provided however, that any such employee called back for an assignment after the completion of his work day shall be guaranteed payment for not less than four (4) hours employment at the above rate per hour for that assignment.
  • 6.154 - MEDICAL, NURSING AND DENTAL POSITIONS.

    • 6.1541 - Part-Time Employment of Physicians and Dentists.
      Rates of pay for regularly employed part-time physicians and dentists shall be in accordance with the schedule as established in the Pay Plan. Such employees who are paid on an hourly basis shall not be entitled to receive vacation leave, sick leave or holiday benefits, provided however, that such employees who were previously employed on a full or half-time salary basis (a) are subsequently employed on an hourly basis without a break in service, shall be eligible to utilize previously accrued vacation leave, and (b) if employed as of June 30, 1953 and have been subsequently so employed without a break in service, shall be eligible to utilize vacation and sick leave accrued prior to June 30, 1953.

      • 6.15411 - Establishment of Half-time and Hourly Rates for Physicians and Dentists. Half-time and hourly rates for Physicians and Dentists are established on the "Schedule of Half-time and Hourly Rates for Pay Ranges involving Medical Classes," approved by the Civil Service Commission on December 9, 1965. Medical and dental classes requiring half-time and/or hourly rates shall be assigned to the pay range in this Schedule to which the class is assigned on a full-time basis, using the same number of steps for the half-time rate that are assigned to the full-time rate. On such occasions as it is necessary to use a half-time rate with a number of steps different from the number used for the full-time rate, a separate half-time rate must be submitted to the Civil Service Commission for approval.
    • 6.1542 - Special Pay Rate for Physicians Providing Telephone Coverage.
      Employees in physician classes in the Department of Public Health who, in addition to their regular duties and work schedules, are assigned to provide medical direction, prescribe medications, and determine the need for emergency treatment of patients by telephone during evening and weekend hours shall be compensated for each hour of such duty at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
  • 6.155 - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COUNSELING RATE.
    Notwithstanding any contrary provisions in these Regulations, employees who in addition to their regular duties and work schedules are assigned on a regularly scheduled basis, during periods other than normal working hours, to provide telephone counseling services at their homes for the Suicide and Crisis Intervention Program, and Poison Information Program, or the emergency commitment of persons who appear to be mentally disabled, shall be paid at the rate of the last step of Pay Range EP 8 for each hour of such duty. Hours so compensated for shall not be counted in determining the total hours worked in a given week for overtime purposes nor shall shift differential pay apply.

    • 6.1551 - Suicide and Crisis Intervention Counselor (part-time).
      Notwithstanding any contrary provisions in these Regulations, part-time employees in this class who are assigned duties similar to those specified in Regulation 6.155 shall be paid at the rate of the last step of Pay Range EP 8 for each hour of such duty.
  • 6.156 - Department of Public Health Air Management Emergency Response Rate.
    Notwithstanding any contrary provisions in these Regulations, employees in the following classes who are assigned to the Air Management Emergency Response Team and are required to work in a stand-by capacity on a scheduled basis or respond to emergency situations during periods other than normal working hours shall be paid at the rate of the last step of Pay Range EP 8 for each hour of such duty. Hours so compensated for shall not be counted in determining the total hours worked in a given week for overtime purposes nor shall shift differential pay apply.

    • Analytical Chemist II
    • Analytical Chemist Supervisor
    • Air Management Staff Engineer
    • Air Management Engineering Supervisor
    • Environmental Engineer II
    • Mass Spectometrist
  • 6.157 - EMPLOYEES REINSTATED FROM SERVICE-CONNECTED INJURY OR DISABILITY PENSION.
    Employees on service-connected injury or disability pension who have been medically reevaluated under Section 208.1 of the City Pension and Retirement Ordinance and are found capable of returning to a position of like seniority, salary and status after appointment to an appropriate position, shall receive the current pay of the pay step and pay range for the job classification held by the employee during which the injury or disability occurred, and on which the injury or disability pension was based. He shall thereafter receive increments and increases appropriate to such classification in which he was injured or disabled.

6.17 - NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL

  • 6.171 - CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES (NON-UNIFORMED AND NON-INVESTIGATORY EMPLOYEES) AND DEPUTY SHERIFF PAY PLAN EMPLOYEES.
    Night work premium pay shall be paid, except as provided in Subsection 6.1713 hereof, to each civilian employee, in addition to his other compensation for each hour worked by him:

    • 6.1711 - between the hours of 4:00 p.m.and 12:00 midnight, at the rate of twenty-five (25) cents per hour for employees in the Deputy Sheriff pay plan and at the rate of thirty (30) cents per hour for employees in the District Council 33, Correctional or EP pay plans.
    • 6.1712 - for each hour worked between 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. at the rate of thirty-five (35) cents per hour for employees in the Deputy Sheriff pay plan and at the rate of forty (40) cents per hour for employees in the District Council 33, Correctional or EP pay plans.
    • 6.1713 - Night work premium pay shall not be paid

      • 6.17131 - for work between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. by an employee whose regularly scheduled tour of duty commences at or after 8:00 a.m. and terminates at or before 6:00 p.m.
      • 6.17132 - during leaves for illness, vacation or for any other time not worked, whether paid or not.
      • 6.17133 - during unpaid lunch periods. In the interest of uniformity in computing night work premium pay, unpaid lunch periods shall be presumed to commence four (4) hours after the employee's regular scheduled tour of duty begins.
      • 6.17134 - to uniformed and investigatory employees of the Fire Department and those covered by or compensated under Sections 6.114, 6.1714, 6.151, and 6.153.
      • 6.17135 - to part time employees.
    • 6.1714 - Positions Excluded.
      Night shift differential compensation, vacation with pay, sick leave with pay, holidays with pay, funeral leave, group life insurance, health welfare benefits shall not be granted to employees in the following positions:

      • Assistant Recreation Leader (part-time)
      • Institutional Registered Nurse (part-time)
      • Recreation Leader I (part-time)
      • Human Renewal Aide (part-time)
      • Laborer - Recreation (part-time)
      • Checkroom Attendant (part-time)
      • Water Safety Instructor I (part-time)
      • Water Safety Instructor II (part-time)
      • Cashier I (part-time)
      • Suicide and Crisis Intervention Counselor (part-time)

  • 6.172 - UNIFORMED AND INVESTIGATORY EMPLOYEES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
    Uniformed and investigatory employees of the Police Department and District Attorney's Office who are regularly assigned to rotating shift work shall be paid shift work premium pay of four percent (4%) of their regular straight time rate. Such premium pay shall apply to all authorized paid leave with the exception of sick leave.

6.18 - RELIEF EMPLOYEES.
An employee who also has status as a relief employee shall receive his regular rate of pay for all hours worked in his regular class of work, and shall be compensated for all hours worked in the higher or relief class of work in accordance with Sections 6.092-Promotions, 6.099 and 6.099115-Dual Class and Relief Employees.

6.19 - DUAL CLASS EMPLOYEES.
A dual class employee shall receive the appropriate rate of pay for all hours worked in each position in accordance with Sections 6.099 and 6.099115-Dual Class and Relief Employees.


CONTINUE TO REGULATION 6.20
Philadelphia Civil Service Regulations
Transmittal no.278 (Jan-22-2001)