City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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Ordinance 25 of 1994-1995, adopted November 28, 1994, established a Personnel Policy Manual for non-uniformed non-bargaining unit City employees. Ordinance 25 has been amended by Ordinance 45 of 1994-1995, adopted September 25, 1995, relative to smoking.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 1, passed 2-8-1965]
The following personnel principles and policies are established:
(a) 
Just and equitable incentives and conditions of employment shall be established and maintained to promote efficiency and economy in operation of the municipal government.
(b) 
Positions having similar duties and responsibilities shall be classified and compensated for on a uniform basis.
(c) 
Appointments, promotions and other personnel actions shall be based on systematic tests or evaluations wherever possible.
(d) 
Every effort shall be made to stimulate high morale by fair administration of this article and by every consideration of the rights and interests of employees, consistent with the best interests of the public and the City.
(e) 
Continuity of employment covered by this article shall be subject to good behavior, satisfactory performance of work, necessity for the performance of work and availability of funds.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 2, passed 2-8-1965]
All offices and positions of the City are hereby allocated to the classified service and the exempt service. The exempt service shall include all elected officials and members of citizens' boards and commissions. The classified service shall include all other full-time positions in the City service which are not specifically placed in the exempt service by this article. Unless specifically designated otherwise, personnel policies and rules shall apply to employees of the classified service.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 3, passed 2-8-1965]
The Mayor and Council shall have the basic responsibility for the personnel program as set forth in this article. The Mayor shall:
(a) 
Be responsible for the overall direction of the personnel program and the work of the Personnel Officer, and
(b) 
Perform and exercise such other powers in personnel administration as may be prescribed by law and this article.
Council acting as a group shall fix and establish the number of employees in the various City departments and offices and determine the duties and compensation in accordance with the policies set forth in this article. Unless otherwise provided by law, Council shall have the power to appoint and dismiss employees.
[Ord. 6-1986, 87 § 1, passed 3-10-1986]
The Personnel Officer shall be responsible for the day to day administration of any personnel policies set forth by Council and for general administration of employment contracts. The Personnel Officer shall serve as liaison between Council and the Labor Attorney, and between Council and all employee bargaining units.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed by Ord. 6-1986, 87, passed 3-10-1986.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed by Ord. 6-1986, 87, passed 3-10-1986.
[Ord. 6-1986, 87 § 1, passed 3-10-1986]
The Mayor and Council may direct the Personnel Officer to prepare a position classification plan for nonbargaining unit employees of the City of Lebanon. The Personnel Officer shall ascertain the duties, authority and responsibilities of all such positions. After consultation with department heads and employees, he shall prepare and recommend to the Mayor a position classification plan which shall group all nonbargaining unit positions based on duties, authority and responsibility. The position classification plan shall set forth for each class or position a class title, a statement of duties, authority and responsibilities thereof, and the qualifications that are necessary or desirable for the satisfactory performance of the duties of the position. The plan may be amended from time to time to conform to any changes desired by Council.
[Ord. 6-1986, 87 § 1, passed 3-10-1986]
Council shall set forth the rate of pay of each position referenced in the aforementioned position classification plan. In setting such salaries, Council shall consider rates of pay for similar positions, requisite qualifications, general rates of pay for comparable work in other public and private employment in the area, cost of living data, suggestions of department heads, other benefits received by employees, the financial policy of the City and other economic considerations.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed by Ord. 6-1986, 87, passed 3-10-1986.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 10, passed 2-8-1965]
Whenever any examination is required for the appointment to or promotion in the City service, the grading of such examination for discharged servicemen shall be in accord with Sections 5 and 7 of Article 44 of the Third Class City Code.
[Ord. 6-1986, 87 § 1, passed 3-10-1986]
(a) 
All original and promotional appointments for City employees, other than those of the Police Department, shall be for a probationary period of six months. During this probationary period an employee may be dismissed at any time without right of appeal or hearing in any manner. The employee dismissed during the probationary period from a position to which he has been promoted may be reinstated to the position from which he has been promoted unless charges are filed and he is discharged.
(b) 
All members of the Police Department shall serve a probationary period of two years. Such probationary period shall apply to all new appointees and all newly promoted officers in the Police Department who are hired or promoted after the effective date of this subsection (b). (September 5, 1985)
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 12, passed 2-8-1965]
Employees may be suspended without pay for disciplinary purposes. No employee shall be suspended for more than 30 days in any calendar year, except that extensions may be made pending any investigation and hearing. Each department head shall have the power to demote and suspend employees under his jurisdiction for disciplinary purposes.
[Ord. 6-1986, 87 § 1, passed 3-10-1986]
Any regular employee who is suspended, demoted or dismissed may appeal to Council within 10 days after such action is taken.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 14, passed 2-8-1965]
No person in the classified service, or seeking admission thereto, shall be employed, promoted, demoted or discharged, or in any way favored or discriminated against because of race, religion or national origin.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 15, passed 2-8-1965]
Unless Council shall by unanimous vote, which vote shall be recorded as part of its official proceedings, determine that the best interests of the City shall be served, the following relatives of any elective or appointive officer are disqualified from holding any appointive office or employment during the term for which such elective or appointive officer was elected or appointed: spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, or the spouses of any of them. All relationships shall include those arising from adoption.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 16, passed 2-8-1965]
Any person holding a position included in the classified service who shall have served continuously in such position, or in some other position included in the classified service, for a period of at least six months immediately prior to the effective date of this article (Ord. 54-1964, 65, passed February 8, 1965), shall assume regular status in the classified service in the position held on such effective date without preliminary examination or working tests, and shall thereafter be subject in all respects to the provisions of this article. Persons who have held positions less than the regular probationary period established for their positions shall be regarded as probationary and may be certified in the same mariner when they satisfactorily complete the regular working test period from the date of original appointment.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 17, passed 2-8-1965]
Department heads and employees of the City shall, during usual business hours, grant to the Personnel Officer, or his designated representative, free access to premises and records under their control and shall furnish such assistance and information as may be required in carrying out the functions of this article. Failure to comply shall be subject to all penalties and remedies provided by law for the failure of a public officer or employee to do any act required of him by law.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 18, passed 2-8-1965]
Council may contract with any competent agency for the performance by such agency of such technical service in connection with the establishment of the personnel system or with its operations as may be desired.
[Ord. 54-1964, 65 § 19, passed 2-8-1965]
The Personnel Officer is authorized to consult with or receive suggestions from individual City employees, groups of employees or representatives of organizations of City employees concerning matters of personnel policy. Where appropriate, the Personnel Officer may refer any requests from employees to Council, along with his recommendations, for its consideration. However, nothing herein shall be interpreted as depriving Council of the right to make a final decision on matters for which it has ultimate responsibility.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed by Ord. 6-1986, 87, passed 3-10-1986.
[Ord. 69-1986, 87 § 1, passed 11-23-1987]
The Mayor may present to City Council Personnel Rules and Regulations to be adopted by resolution for management employees not covered by any employment contract. The rules, if presented, shall cover specific procedures and policies governing various phases of the management personnel program. Amendments to the rules and regulations may be proposed by the Mayor and enacted by Resolution of Council.