[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with Section 417 of the Amendments and codified at 53 P.S. § 39402 et seq., the City Council of the City of Harrisburg hereby creates the City of Harrisburg Civil Service Board to provide for and oversee the examination of applicants for appointment to and promotion to any position in the Police or Fire Department, which City of Harrisburg Civil Service Board (the "Board") shall consist of three citizens who shall be appointed by City Council. The terms of such Board members shall be four years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified. The terms of those initially anointed to the Board shall, however, be staggered, with one person to serve for two years, one person to serve for three years and one person to serve for four years. All successive appointments shall be in accordance with Section 420 of the Amendments, codified at 53 P.S. § 39403. If any vacancies occur, they shall be filled by the City Council for the unexpired term. Alternates may also be appointed by City Council in accordance with the Amendments.
The appointments to, operation, and authority of the Board shall be in conformity with and pursuant to Article XLIV of the Amendments.
In accordance with Section 440 of the Amendments, any proceedings that have been initiated or are pending before the existing Police Civil Service Commission, Fire Civil Service Commission or Non-Uniformed Personnel Commission will continue before such applicable Commission until concluded.
Until such time as the newly created Board shall adopt its own rules and regulations, it shall follow the existing rules and regulations adopted by the City Police Civil Service Commission, the City Fire Civil Service Commission and the Non-Uniformed Personnel Civil Service Commission with respect to appointments, hires, and promotion for police and fire personnel, respectively, and for promotions of nonuniform personnel grandfathered into the new Board's jurisdiction in accordance with Article XLIV of the Amendments.