City of Warren, PA
Warren County
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[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "The Personnel Code of the City of Warren, Pennsylvania, 1978."
[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, these words and terms shall have the following meanings:
CHARTER
The Home Rule Charter of the City of Warren, Pennsylvania, as approved by the voters of the City on May 25, 1975.
COUNCIL
The Council, as provided for in Article V of the Charter.
LAW
Applicable provisions of the Constitution and any statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of the United States of America.
MANAGER
The Municipal Manager, as provided for in Article IX of the Charter.
MUNICIPALITY
The City of Warren, Pennsylvania.
B. 
Interpretation. In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a Personnel Code as required in the Charter (see Charter, Article V), setting forth uniform personnel principles and policies.
A. 
Employment with the municipality shall be based on merit and shall be free of personal and political considerations and of discrimination because of age, race, color, religious belief, ancestry, sex or national origin.
B. 
Just and equitable incentives and conditions of employment shall be established and maintained to promote efficiency and economy in the operation of the municipal government.
C. 
Positions having similar duties and responsibilities shall be classified and compensated on a uniform basis.
D. 
Appointments, promotions and personnel actions shall be based upon the application of the merit principle.
E. 
Every effort shall be made to stimulate high morale by fair administration of this chapter consistent with the best interests of the municipality and the public.
F. 
It shall be the policy of the municipality to guarantee equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and to all employees with respect to initial appointment, promotion and general working conditions, without regard to age, race, color, religious belief, ancestry, sex or national origin. Discrimination on the basis of age or sex or physical disability shall be prohibited except where specific age, sex or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary for proper and efficient performance of duty.
G. 
The Manager shall develop and maintain an affirmative action plan which will assure equal opportunity in recruitment and selection, job structure, promotion polices, training to improve job performance and upward mobility, and all other related procedures and practices.