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Aspinwall Civil Service   


Edmond Watters
Beth Ruff
Tripp Clarke

Aspinwall Civil Service Commission


The Civil Service System was established to insure the maintenance of a merit personnel system to recruit, employ, promote, and retain qualified persons for employment with the Borough of Aspinwall. It is the mission of the Civil Service.Commission to administer and preserve the merit system while being responsive to the principles of equal opportunity employment and sound labor-management relations.


Many changes have occurred since 1907 in the area of public employment Including the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended, and the Pennsylvania Public Employee Relations Act of 1970. The Civil Service Commission, with approval of the Aspinwall Borough Council as required by statute, has adopted rules which preserve the principles of the merit system while being responsive to the principles of equal opportunity employment and sound labor-management relations.

Civil Service Ordinance Outline

§ 1-67Civil Service Commission Created; Appointments; Vacancies; Oath; Compensation.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 1; as amended by Ord. 995, 12/10/2003]

There is hereby created a Civil Service Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Commission. The Commission shall consist of three Commissioners who shall be qualified electors of the Borough and shall be appointed by the Borough Council initially to serve for the term of two-, four- and six years, and as terms thereafter expire shall be appointed for terms of six years. Any vacancy occurring in any Commission for any reason whatsoever shall be filled by the Borough Council for the unexpired term within the period of 30 days after such vacancy occurs. Each member of the Commission before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, shall take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to perform his official duties with fidelity, together with such loyalty oath as is prescribed and required by law. The Civil Service Commissioners shall receive no compensation.

§ 1-68Offices Incompatible With Civil Service Commissioner.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 2]

No Commissioner shall at the same time hold an elective or appointed office under the United States Government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, except that one member of the Commission may be a member of the Council of the Borough and one may be a member of the teaching profession.

§ 1-69Organization of Commission; Quorum.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 3]

The Commission first appointed shall organize within 10 days of its appointment and shall elect one of its members as the Chairman and one as the Secretary. The Commission shall thereafter meet and organize on the first Monday of February of each even-numbered year. The Secretary of the Commission shall give each commissioner 24 hours' notice in writing of each and every meeting of the Commission. Two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum and no action of the Commission shall be valid unless it shall have the concurrence of at least two members.

§ 1-70Clerks and Supplies, Etc.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 4]

The Borough shall furnish to the Commission, on its requisition, such clerical assistance as may be necessary for the work of the Commission. The Borough shall provide a suitable and convenient room for the use of the Commission. The Commission shall order from the Borough the necessary stationery, postage, printing and supplies, and the elected and appointed officials of every such Borough shall aid the commission in all proper ways in carrying out the provisions of this Part 4D.

§ 1-71Rules and Regulations.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 5]

The Commission shall have the power to prescribe, amend and enforce rules and regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this Part 4D and shall be governed thereby. Before any such rules and regulations are in force the same shall be first approved by the Council of the Borough. When such rules and regulations have been so approved, they shall not be annulled, amended or added to, without the approval of the said Council. All rules and regulations and modifications thereof shall be made available by the Borough for public distribution or inspection.

§ 1-72Minutes.

[Ord. 677, 12/8/1971, § 6]

The Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings and the records of its examinations and shall have the power to make investigations and to issue subpoenas as provided in the Borough Code, 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq., as amended.

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