OFFICE OF THE BUDGET
Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions
[38 Pa.B. 7129]
[Saturday, December 27, 2008]
Section 3(e) of the Public Official Compensation Act, the act of September 30, 1983 (P. L. 160, No. 39) as amended by section 2 of the act of October 19, 1995 (P. L. 324, No. 51) 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 19, 2008, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 2.8% effective January 1, 2009. The following chart lists the position, the salary prior to the adjustment, the percentage increase 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 2008
Position Salary Prior to
Governor $170,150 2.8% $174,914 Lieutenant Governor $142,924 2.8% $146,926 State Treasurer $141,565 2.8% $145,529 Auditor General $141,565 2.8% $145,529 Attorney General $141,565 2.8% $145,529 Large Agency Head $136,120 2.8% $139,931 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 Medium Agency Head $129,313 2.8% $132,934 Secretary of Aging Secretary of Community and Economic Development Secretary of General Services Secretary of Revenue State Police Commissioner Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Small Agency Head $122,509 2.8% $125,939 Adjutant General Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Banking Secretary of the Commonwealth Insurance Commissioner Liquor Control Board Chairperson $69,148 2.8% $71,084 Member $66,424 2.8% $68,284 Civil Service Commission**** Chairperson $77,808 2.8% $79,987 Member $74,815 2.8% $76,910 State Tax Equalization Board Chairperson $23,822 2.8% $24,489 Member $22,119 2.8% $22,738 Milk Marketing Board Chairperson $22,119 2.8% $22,738 Member $21,268 2.8% $21,864 Securities Commission*** Chairperson $37,217 2.8% $38,259 Member $33,954 2.8% $34,905 Athletic Commission Chairperson $17,869 2.8% $18,369 Member $17,014 2.8% $17,490 Board of Pardons Member $15,653 2.8% $16,091 Public Utility Commission Chairpersonn $131,813 ** $135,434 Member $129,313 2.8% $132,934 Environmental Hearing Board* Chairperson $131,813 * $135,434 Member $129,313 * $132,934 Board of Claims***** Chairperson $125,671 2.8% $129,190 Member $119,055 2.8% $122,389
* The Environmental Hearing Board (Board) is not listed in Act 1995-51, but separate legislation requires that the Board's members receive the same compensation as the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).
** Act 1995-51 requires that the PUC Chairperson shall receive $2,500/yr. more than PUC Members.
*** Per Act 1998-51.
**** Per Act 2002-140 effective November 27, 2002.
***** Per Act 2002-118, effective October 2, 2002.
MICHAEL J. MASCH,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2363. Filed for public inspection December 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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