Article 1 Tainan City Self-Government Ordinances for Government Organizational Structure ("the Ordinances") is formulated in accordance with Paragraph 1, Article 62 of the Local Government Act and Paragraph 1, Article 3 of the Regulations for Local Administrative Organizations.
Article 2 The Tainan City Government ("the Government") conducts self-government affairs and executes orders delegated by the Central Government.
Article 3 The Government shall have a mayor who oversees city affairs and directs and supervises subordinate agencies and staff. The Government shall have two deputy mayors who assist the mayor with the administration of city affairs.
Article 4 The Government shall have a secretary-general who takes orders from the mayor to assist with the administration of city affairs. The Government shall have a deputy secretary-general who assists the secretary-general with conducting affairs.
Article 5 The Government shall have positions of counselor, technical superintendent, advisor, and advisory officer, all under the order of the mayor, to supervise the design of municipal services; draft and review bills, regulations, and work plans; and consult on municipal-related affairs.
Article 6 The Government shall establish the following bureaus and commissions to oversee the following affairs:
1. Secretariat: Responsibilities shall include (but not be limited to) confidential affairs, file management, official seals, clerical work, general affairs, repair and maintenance of office buildings, procurement planning and administration, procurement supervision, and complaint mediation.
2. Department of Legal Affairs: Responsibilities shall include (but not be limited to) legislation, state compensation, petition and appeal review, and consumer protection.
3. Department of Information and International Relations: Responsibilities shall include (but not be limited to) media contact, public relations, city promotion, municipal diplomacy, and administration of radio, film/television, and digital broadcasting.
4. Ethnic Affairs Commission: Responsibilities shall include (but not be limited to) administration of aboriginal and Hakka affairs.
5. Research, Development, and Evaluation Commission: Responsibilities shall include (but not be limited to) administrative planning, research and development, supervision and evaluation, and public services.
Unless otherwise stipulated in laws and regulations, the responsibilities of the aforementioned bureaus and commissions may be adjusted as necessary in accordance with Article 8 of the Regulations for Local Administrative Organizations.
Article 7 The Government shall have positions of director-general, chairperson, deputy director-general, vice chairperson, senior executive officer, division chief, supervisor, consumer protection officer, executive officer, secretary, inspector, specialist, section chief, division officer, technician, assistant technician, assistant clerk, senior clerk, and clerk.
The Ethnic Affairs Commission shall have 16 to 22 committee members. In addition to the chairperson acting as the ex officio commissioner, the mayor shall appoint members from the following groups:
1. Aboriginal group representatives.
2. Hakka group representatives.
3. Experts and scholars.
Aboriginal, Hakka, and female members of the abovementioned committee shall not represent less than one-third of the total number of members.
The Research, Development, and Evaluation Commission shall have 11 to 15 committee members. In addition to chairpersons acting as the ex officio commissioners, the mayor shall appoint experts and scholars as committee members.
Committee member positions in Paragraph 2 and 4 are unpaid positions. For these positions, each term is two years and may be renewed for a consecutive term. Should these positions become vacant during the period of a specific term, they must be filled until the date of the term’s expiration.
Article 8 The Government shall have a Department of Personnel, with positions of director-general, deputy director-general, senior executive officer, division chief, secretary, inspector, specialist, section chief, division officer, assistant clerk, senior clerk, and clerk to administer personnel affairs in accordance with the law.
Article 9 The Government shall have a Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, with positions of director-general, deputy director-general, senior executive officer, division chief, secretary, inspector, specialist, section chief, division officer, assistant clerk, senior clerk, and clerk to conduct budgeting, accounting, and statistical matters in accordance with the law.
Article 10 The Government shall have a Civil Service Ethics Office, with positions of director-general, deputy director-general, senior executive officer, division chief, secretary, inspector, specialist, section chief, division officer, assistant clerk, senior clerk, and clerk to handle ethic affairs in accordance with the law.
Article 11 The Government shall have the following first-level agencies:
1. Civil Affairs Bureau
2. Education Bureau
3. Agriculture Bureau
4. Economic Development Bureau
5. Tourism and Travel Bureau
6. Public Works Bureau
7. Water Resources Bureau
8. Social Affairs Bureau
9. Labor Affairs Bureau
10. Land Administration Bureau
11. Urban Development Bureau
12. Cultural Affairs Bureau
13. Transportation Bureau
14. Public Health Bureau
15. Environmental Protection Bureau
16. Finance and Local Tax Bureau
17. Police Bureau
18. Fire Bureau
Organizational regulations for the Government's subordinate first-level agencies shall be otherwise formulated.
Article 12 The Government may establish subordinate second-level agencies as necessary, the organizational regulations for which shall be otherwise formulated.
Article 13 Each district of the city shall have a district office, the organizational regulations for which shall be otherwise formulated.
Article 14 The Government may establish various task forces for dealing with specific matters, and the guidelines for the establishment of such task forces shall be otherwise formulated.
Article 15 In the case of resignation or death of the mayor, the Executive Yuan shall appoint an interim mayor.
Should the mayor be suspended, the deputy mayor shall assume mayoral duties. In the event of the deputy mayor's post being vacant or the deputy mayor being unable to assume mayoral duties, the Executive Yuan shall appoint a mayor pro tempore.
If the mayor is on leave or unable to perform duties for any reason, his or her pro tempore replacement shall be assigned in the following order:
1. Deputy mayor
3. Director-general from one of the Government's first-level units or agencies, as appointed by the mayor.
Article 16 The official ranks, grades, and amounts of staff members listed in the Ordinances shall be otherwise prescribed in the staffing table.
The official rank and grade of each post shall be based on the tabulated grades.
Article 17 The Government shall hold municipal administrative meetings, which shall be attended by the following members:
2. Deputy mayor
4. Deputy secretary-general
5. Directors of first-level units and heads of subordinate first-level agencies
6. Individuals invited by the mayor
The municipal administrative meetings shall be convened and chaired by the mayor. In the event the mayor is unable to attend the meeting, his or her substitute shall serve as the chairperson.
Article 18 The following matters must be determined at the municipal administrative meetings:
1. Administrative plans and budgets
2. Motions and reports submitted to the City Council
3. Self-government ordinances, organizational regulations, and self-government regulations for the Government and its subordinate agencies (departments)
4. Matters shared by the first-level agencies or subordinate agencies (departments)
5. Matters assigned by the mayor
6. Other important matters related to municipal affairs
Article 19 The list of the Government’s responsibilities at respective levels shall be prescribed by the Government.
The list of the Government’s responsibilities at respective agencies and levels shall have two forms: Form A and Form B. Form A shall be drafted by each agency and be submitted to the Government for approval; Form B shall be drawn up by each agency and be submitted to the Government for reference.
Article 20 The Ordinances is effective from the date of its promulgation.
Amendments to the Ordinances are effective from July 1, 2016.