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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

  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:
    27.01, 27.012+

  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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27. SAFETY, HEALTH, WELFARE AND RECREATION

(continued, 27.012 to 27.99999)


  • 27.012 - LIFE INSURANCE PLAN.

    • 27.0121 - The Director of Finance shall purchase for each such full-time Civil Service employee, other than a non-represented employee in the Executive and Professional category, group term life insurance, with accidental death and dismemberment benefits, under the terms of an employer's group master policy of the City duly approved by the Commission in the amounts as provided below at no cost to the employee.

      (Note) "Full-time" employee includes all employees in the Civil Service except emergency, seasonal, temporary, and part-time employees. (Refer to Sections 6.1714 and 6.151.)
    • 27.0122 - District Council #33 Representation Classes.
      An employee in a class of position represented by District Council #33 shall be afforded group life insurance coverage in the amount of $20,000.

      • 27.01221 - In exception of Regulation 27.0122, employees in the classes of Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, Youth Detention Counselor I, Youth Detention Counselor II, Prison Trades Worker, Prison Cook, Prison Baker, and Prison Maintenance Mechanic shall be afforded group life insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000.
    • 27.0123 - District Council #47 Representation Classes.
      An employee in a class of position represented by District Council #47 shall be afforded group life insurance coverage in the amount of $20,000. Furthermore, such employees shall have available at their option additional group term life insurance based on salary level with thirty percent (30%) of the premium cost paid by the employee and seventy percent (70%) of the premium paid for by the City through the Director of Finance according to the agreed upon schedule.
    • 27.0124 - Non-Represented Executive and Professional Classes.
      A non-represented employee in a class of position allocated to the Executive and Professional category shall be afforded group life insurance coverage as provided under the City's Flexible Benefits Plan. (Refer to Section 27.013)
    • 27.0125 - Uniformed and Investigatory Police Classes.
      A uniformed or investigatory employee of the Police Department or District Attorney's Office shall be given group life insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000.
    • 27.0126 - Uniformed Fire Classes.
      A uniformed employee of the Fire Department shall be given group life insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000.
    • 27.0127 - School Crossing Guards.
      A School Crossing Guard shall be afforded group life insurance coverage in the amount of $11,000 effective July 1, 1986.
    • 27.0128 - Full-time uniformed and investigatory Civil Service employees of the Police and Fire Departments and the District Attorney's Office who retire from the City service to one of the City's pension plans after July 1, 1976 shall be afforded, at no cost to them, group life insurance coverage in the amount of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment.

      • 27.01281 - Full-time uniformed and investigatory employees of the Police Department, Fire Department and the District Attorney's Office who become eligible to receive benefits under Regulation 32 and who, although having less than ten (10) years of continuous service are also granted an injury pension under one of the City's pension plans, shall be afforded after July 1, 1976, at no cost to them, group life insurance in the amount of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment.
      • 27.01282 - School Crossing Guards who retire from the City service to one of the City's pension plans shall be provided an amount of life insurance of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment with the City being responsible for payment of the cost of this coverage; provided however, that such retiring employees must at date of retirement have no less than ten (10) years of continuous City service provided further however, that the ten (10) years of service need not be continuous, if the service needed to complete ten (10) years was begun from the re-employment or reinstatement within one year of the last previous separation.
      • 27.01283 - Full-time Civil Service employees in classes of positions represented by District Council #33 who retire from the City service to one of the City's pension plans shall be afforded at no cost to them group life insurance coverage in the amount of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment, provided however, that such retiring employees must at date of retirement have no less than ten (10) years of continuous City service, provided further however, that the ten (10) years of service need not be continuous if the amount of service needed to complete ten (10) years was begun through re-employment or reinstatement within one year of his last previous separation.
      • 27.01284 - Full-time Civil Service employees in classes of positions represented by District Council #47 who retire from the City service to one of the City's pension plans shall be afforded at no cost to them group life insurance coverage in the amount of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment, provided however, that such retiring employees must at date of retirement have no less than ten (10) years of continuous City service, provided further however, that the ten (10) years of service need not be continuous if the amount of service needed to complete ten (10) years was begun through re-employment or reinstatement within one year of the last previous separation.
      • 27.01285 - Non-Represented Employees. Non-represented employees who retire from the City service to one of the City's pension plans shall be afforded at no cost to them group life insurance coverage in the amount of $6,000 with double indemnity for accidental death or dismemberment, provided however, that such retiring employees must at date of retirement have no less than ten (10) years of continuous City service.
    • 27.0129 - Deputy Sheriff Classes.
      An employee in a class in the Deputy Sheriff Pay Plan shall be given group life insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000.
  • 27.013 - Non-Represented Executive and Professional Classes.
    For each full-time non-represented employee in the Executive and Professional category, the City shall contribute, each pay period, for health-medical/life insurance coverage and optional benefits under the City's Flexible Benefits Plan, an amount determined by the Director of Finance. Such amount shall also be provided for each employee receiving temporary or total disability benefits under Regulation 32, or in a secondary position or awaiting placement under Regulation 32.
  • 27.014 - UNEXPENDED FUNDS, CREDITS.
    The benefits under Sections 27.011 and 27.012 shall be provided only in the manner prescribed therein. Any amount not expended for such benefits, and any premium credits or policy dividends arising out of the program provided under Section 27.012 shall not accumulate or accrue for use in later years, but shall be returned to the appropriate City fund by the Director of Finance.
  • 27.015 - APPROVAL OF HEALTH-MEDICAL PLANS BY COMMISSION.
    "Health-medical plans" include all plans from time to time approved by the Commission which provide, on a prepaid basis, for hospitalization, medical or surgical benefits. In approving and withdrawing approval of plans, the Commission will have due regard for administrative and operational problems of the Director of Finance and for the number of employees desiring to subscribe to a specified plan. The Personnel Director, employees and their unions may submit plans to the Commission for approval.

    • 27.0151 - APPROVAL OF FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS BY COMMISSION. The range of available options for medical and life insurance pursuant to a Flexible Benefits Plan shall be subject to the annual approval of the Commission. Neither the cost to employees for choosing any particular option nor the amount of flex credits, if any, to be paid to employees shall be subject to Commission approval.

      • 27.01511 - AUTOMATIC FLEX CREDITS. To the extent required by the Home Rule Charter, the Commission hereby acknowledges, ratifies and approves the City's decision to grant no automatic flex credits for calendar years 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and for all years thereafter.
  • 27.016 - DESIGNATIONS AND REVOCATIONS.
    Designations of the desired plan and revocations thereof shall be made by the employee, or by his union where he is represented by a union, in such manner as may be provided by the Director of Finance.
  • 27.017 - SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS

    • 27.0171 - Except as provided by Section 27.0117 of the Regulations, with respect to retired employees, payments under this Regulation toward health-medical plans shall be suspended during any pay period for which the employee is not entitled to receive a pay check, and shall cease upon termination of City employment.

      • 27.01711 - The City shall continue health-medical contributions on behalf of Uniformed Fire Employees who are on disciplinary suspensions of less than forty-eight (48) work hours' duration in any calendar month provided that the suspension has not been issued with intent to dismiss.
    • 27.0172 - Payments under this Regulation of group term life insurance premiums for employees on leaves of absence shall be continued or discontinued in accordance with the following:

      • 27.01721 - Employees who are granted leaves of absence with pay shall continue to receive group life insurance benefits, the premiums to be paid by the City.
      • 27.01722 - Employees who are granted leaves of absence without pay because of illness shall not be eligible to receive group life insurance benefits after one year from effective date of leave. Employees who are granted leaves without pay for reasons other than for illness shall not be eligible to receive group life insurance benefits after thirty (30) days from effective date of leave.
      • 27.01723 - Employees while receiving compensation benefits under Regulation 32 shall continue to receive group life insurance benefits, the premiums to be paid by the City. Such coverage shall be discontinued at the expiration of thirty (30) days following the termination of said compensation benefits.

27.02 - INCENTIVE AWARD AND REWARD PROGRAM.
Incentive awards may be granted to Civil Service employees as official recognition of their contributions to efficiency and economy of operation of the City service, or for length of service or commendable service. The various forms of recognition include cash awards, service awards, and honor awards. Programs for the implementation of this Regulation with reference to each type of award are to be established or approved by the Director.

  • 27.021 - SERVICE AWARDS.
    Length of service awards may be granted to Civil Service employees who have completed stipulated periods of City service. Such service awards may consist of a lapel pin, lapel button, a certificate, or any combination thereof.
  • 27.022 - HONOR AWARDS.
    Honorary recognition may be granted to Civil Service employees for service of unusual value beyond that ordinarily expected or required through extra initiative or effort. The employee award may consist of a medal, lapel pin, lapel button, a certificate identifying the employee and describing the achievement, or any combination thereof.
  • 27.023 - CASH AWARDS.
    An employee suggestion plan shall provide that a Civil Service employee may be granted a cash award for a valuable suggestion, development of a new technique or invention which results in improved service or decreased costs. Cash awards shall be granted only for suggestions already adopted or certified for adoption. Cash awards shall be in compliance with a schedule approved by the Director.

    • 27.0231 - Employee suggestion plans may be established and administered by an appointing authority subject to approval by the Director. Periodic reports detailing the operation of the program shall be submitted to the Director.
    • 27.0232 - Eligibility for Cash Awards.
      Employees in all civil service job classes are eligible, however, cash awards will not be granted for suggestions submitted by employees in job classes that have primary functions to improve effectiveness, efficiency and economy of operation of the City service unless the suggestions are clearly beyond the scope of normal duties and responsibilities.

27.04 - WORKING CONDITIONS FOR C AND I INSPECTORS CONDUCTING INSPECTIONS WHICH MAY INVOLVE TOXIC SUBSTANCES.
Employees in the Commercial and Industrial Fire Inspector I and II classes who are assigned to conduct inspections for toxic substances as defined herein (section 6.1418), shall receive whatever training, equipment or special transportation deemed appropriate and necessary by the appointing authority in consultation with the Personnel Director for the safe performance of such work.


END OF REGULATION 27.
Philadelphia Civil Service Regulations
Transmittal no.278 (Jan-22-2001)