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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-2208



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

[41 Pa.B. 6950]
[Saturday, December 24, 2011]

 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, 2011, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 3.0% effective January 1, 2012. 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 2011

Salary Prior COLA Salary Effective
Position to 1/1/2012 Adjustment 1/1/2012
Governor $177,888 3.0% $183,225
Lieutenant Governor $149,424 3.0% $153,907
State Treasurer $148,003 3.0% $152,443
Auditor General $148,003 3.0% $152,443
Attorney General $148,003 3.0% $152,443
Large Agency Head $142,310 3.0% $146,579
 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 $135,194 3.0% $139,250
 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 $128,080 3.0% $131,922
 Adjutant General
 Secretary of Agriculture
 Secretary of Banking
 Secretary of the Commonwealth
 Insurance Commissioner
Liquor Control Board
 Chairman $72,292 3.0% $74,461
 Member $69,445 3.0% $71,528
Civil Service Commission****
 Chairman $81,347 3.0% $83,787
 Member $78,217 3.0% $80,564
State Tax Equalization Board
 Chairman $24,905 3.0% $25,652
 Member $23,125 3.0% $23,819
Milk Marketing Board
 Chairman $23,125 3.0% $23,819
 Member $22,236 3.0% $22,903
Securities Commission***
 Chairman $38,909 3.0% $40,076
 Member $35,498 3.0% $36,563
Athletic Commission
 Chairman $18,681 3.0% $19,241
 Member $17,787 3.0% $18,321
Board of Pardons
 Member $16,365 3.0% $16,856
Public Utility Commission
 Chairman $137,694 ** $141,750
 Member $135,194 3.0% $139,250
Environmental Hearing Board*
 Chairman $137,694 * $141,750
 Member $135,194 * $139,250
Board of Claims*****
 Chairman $131,386 3.0% $135,328
 Member $124,470 3.0% $128,204

 * 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-2208. Filed for public inspection December 23, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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