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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-2549



Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions

[42 Pa.B. 7880]
[Saturday, December 29, 2012]

 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 15, 2012, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 2.2% effective January 1, 2013. 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 2012

Salary Prior COLA Salary Effective
Position to 1/1/2013 Adjustment 1/1/2013
Governor $183,225 2.2% $187,256
Lieutenant Governor $153,907 2.2% $157,293
State Treasurer $152,443 2.2% $155,797
Auditor General $152,443 2.2% $155,797
Attorney General $152,443 2.2% $155,797
Large Agency Head $146,579 2.2% $149,804
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 $139,250 2.2% $142,314
Secretary of Aging
Secretary of Community &  Economic Development
Secretary of General Services
Secretary of Revenue
State Police Commissioner
Secretary of Conservation &  Natural Resources
Small Agency Head $131,922 2.2% $134,824
Adjutant General
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Banking &  Securities
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Insurance Commissioner
Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs ******
Liquor Control Board
Chairman $74,461 2.2% $76,099
Member $71,528 2.2% $73,102
Civil Service Commission****
Chairman $83,787 2.2% $85,630
Member $80,564 2.2% $82,336
State Tax Equalization Board
Chairman $25,652 2.2% $26,216
Member $23,819 2.2% $24,343
Milk Marketing Board
Chairman $23,819 2.2% $24,343
Member $22,903 2.2% $23,407
Securities Commission***
Chairman $40,076 2.2% $40,958
Member $36,563 2.2% $37,367
Athletic Commission
Chairman $19,241 2.2% $19,664
Member $18,321 2.2% $18,724
Board of Pardons
Member $16,856 2.2% $17,227
Public Utility Commission
Chairman $141,750 ** $144,814
Member $139,250 2.2% $142,314
Environmental Hearing Board*
Chairman $141,750 * $144,814
Member $139,250 * $142,314
Board of Claims*****
Chairman $135,328 2.2% $138,305
Member $128,204 2.2% $131,024

* 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.

****** The salary for the Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs has not yet been set by statute.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-2549. Filed for public inspection December 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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