OFFICE OF THE BUDGET
Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions
[40 Pa.B. 7449]
[Saturday, December 25, 2010]
Section 3(e) of the Public Official Compensation Act (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 17, 2010, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 1.7% effective January 1, 2011. 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
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 2010
Position Salary Prior
Salary Effective 1/1/2011 Governor $174,914 1.7% $177,888 Lieutenant Governor $146,926 1.7% $149,424 State Treasurer $145,529 1.7% $148,003 Auditor General $145,529 1.7% $148,003 Attorney General $145,529 1.7% $148,003 Large Agency Head $139,931 1.7% $142,310 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 $132,934 1.7% $135,194 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 $125,939 1.7% $128,080 Adjutant General Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Banking Secretary of the Commonwealth Insurance Commissioner Liquor Control Board Chairperson $71,084 1.7% $72,292 Member $68,284 1.7% $69,445 Civil Service Commission**** Chairperson $79,987 1.7% $81,347 Member $76,910 1.7% $78,217 State Tax Equalization Board Chairperson $24,489 1.7% $24,905 Member $22,738 1.7% $23,125 Milk Marketing Board Chairperson $22,738 1.7% $23,125 Member $21,864 1.7% $22,236 Securities Commission*** Chairperson $38,259 1.7% $38,909 Member $34,905 1.7% $35,498 Athletic Commission Chairperson $18,369 1.7% $18,681 Member $17,490 1.7% $17,787 Board of Pardons Member $16,091 1.7% $16,365 Public Utility Commission Chairperson $135,434 ** $137,694 Member $132,934 1.7% $135,194 Environmental Hearing Board* Chairperson $135,434 * $137,694 Member $132,934 * $135,194 Board of Claims***** Chairperson $129,190 1.7% $131,386 Member $122,389 1.7% $124,470
* The Environmental Hearing Board is not listed in Act 1995-51, but separate legislation requires that the Board's members receive the same compensation as the PUC.
** Act 1995-51 requires that the PUC Chairman 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.
MARY A. SODERBERG,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2482. Filed for public inspection December 23, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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