OFFICE OF THE BUDGET
Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions
[29 Pa.B. 6297]
Section 3(e) of the Public Official Compensation Act (65 P. S. § 366.3) mandates that the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Auditor General, Attorney General, and the heads of the departments and members of boards and commissions shall be increased by applying the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area for the most recent 12 month period for which figures have been officially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) immediately prior to the date adjustment is due to take effect.
As required by section 3(e) of the Public Official Compensation Law, the Governor has determined, based on the change in the CPI-U (PA-DE-NJ-MD) over the past 12 months as reported by BLS on November 17, 1999, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 2.4% effective January 1, 2000. The following chart sets out the agency head position, the salary prior to the adjustment, the percentage amount of the adjustment, and the new salary:
COLA Adjustment for Elected and Appointed Officials Receiving Salaries Contained in Act 1995-51
COLA ADJUSTMENT IS BASED ON THE PERCENT CHANGE IN THE CPI-U FOR PA-DE-NJ-MD, CMSA, FOR THE 12 MONTH PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 1999
Salary Salary Prior COLA Effective Position to 1/1/2000 Adjustment 1/1/2000 Governor $132,382 2.4% $135,559 Lieutenant Governor $111,201 2.4% $113,870 State Treasurer $110,142 2.4% $112,785 Auditor General $110,142 2.4% $112,785 Attorney General $110,142 2.4% $112,785 Large Agency Head
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Environmental Protection
Secretary of Health
Secretary of Labor and Industry
Secretary of Public Welfare
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Corrections
$105,906 2.4% $108,448 Medium Agency Head
Secretary of Aging
Secretary of Community & Economic Development
Secretary of General Services
Secretary of Revenue
State Police Commissioner
Secretary of Conservation & Natural Resources
$100,610 2.4% $103,025 Small Agency Head
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Banking
Secretary of the Commonwealth
$95,315 2.4% $97,603 Liquor Control Board
Member $51,682 2.4% $52,922 Civil Service Commission
Member $43,024 2.4% $44,057 State Tax Equalization Board
Member $17,209 2.4% $17,622 Milk Marketing Board
Member $16,548 2.4% $16,945 Securities Commission***
Member $26,416 2.4% $27,050 Athletic Commission
Member $13,238 2.4% $13,556 Board of Pardons
Board of Claims
Member $85,572 2.4% $87,626 Public Utility Commission
Member $100,610 2.4% $103,025 Environmental Hearing Board*
Member $100,610 - $103,025
*: The Environmental Hearing Board is not contained in Act 1995-51, but separate legislation requires that the Board's members receive the same compensation as the PUC.
**: Act 1995-51 states that the PUC Chairperson shall receive $2,500/year more than PUC Members.
***: Per Act 1998-51.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-2107. Filed for public inspection December 10, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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