OFFICE OF THE BUDGET
Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions
[31 Pa.B. 6757]
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 16, 2001, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 2.8% effective January 1, 2002. 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
PREPARED NOVEMBER 16, 2001
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 2001
Governor $138,270 2.8% $142,142 Lieutenant Governor $116,147 2.8% $119,399 State Treasurer $115,041 2.8% $118,262 Auditor General $115,041 2.8% $118,262 Attorney General $115,041 2.8% $118,262 Large Agency Head
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Environmental Protection
Secretary of Health
Secretary of Labor & Industry
Secretary of Public Welfare
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Corrections
$110,617 2.8% $113,714 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
$105,086 2.8% $108,028 Small Agency Head
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Banking
Secretary of the Commonwealth
$99,555 2.8% $102,343 Liquor Control Board Chairman $56,193 2.8% $57,766 Member $53,980 2.8% $55,491 Civil Service Commission Chairman $44,938 2.8% $46,196 Member $44,938 2.8% $46,196 State Tax Equalization Board Chairman $19,359 2.8% $19,901 Member $17,974 2.8% $18,477 Milk Marketing Board Chairman $17,974 2.8% $18,477 Member $17,284 2.8% $17,768 Securities Commission*** Chairman $30,244 2.8% $31,091 Member $27,591 2.8% $28,364 Athletic Commission Chairman $14,520 2.8% $14,927 Member $13,827 2.8% $14,214 Board of Pardons Member $12,721 2.8% $13,077 Board of Claims Chairman $93,801 2.8% $96,427 Member $89,379 2.8% $91,882 Public Utility Commission Chairman $107,586 ** $110,528 Member $105,086 2.8% $108,028 Environmental Hearing Board * Chairman $107,586 * $110,528 Member $105,086 * $108,028
* 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 requires that the PUC Chairman shall receive $2,500/yr. more than PUC Members.
***: Per Act 1998-51.
ROBERT A. BITTENBENDER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-2205. Filed for public inspection December 7, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]
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