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

[39 Pa.B. 7273]
[Saturday, December 26, 2009]

 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 18, 2009, that the salaries covered by that law shall not change effective January 1, 2010. 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 1/1/2010
Cola
Adjustment1
Salary
Effective
1/1/2010
Governor $174,914 -0.1% $174,914
Lieutenant Governor $146,926 -0.1% $146,926
State Treasurer $145,529 -0.1% $145,529
Auditor General $145,529 -0.1% $145,529
Attorney General $145,529 -0.1% $145,529
Large Agency Head $139,931 -0.1% $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 $132,934 -0.1% $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 $125,939 -0.1% $125,939
 Adjutant General
 Secretary of Agriculture
 Secretary of Banking
 Secretary of the Commonwealth
 Insurance Commissioner
Liquor Control Board
 Chairperson $71,084 -0.1% $71,084
 Member $68,284 -0.1% $68,284
Civil Service Commission****
 Chairperson $79,987 -0.1% $79,987
 Member $76,910 -0.1% $76,910
State Tax Equalization Board
 Chairperson $24,489 -0.1% $24,489
 Member $22,738 -0.1% $22,738
Milk Marketing Board
 Chairperson $22,738 -0.1% $22,738
 Member $21,864 -0.1% $21,864
Securities Commission***
 Chairperson $38,259 -0.1% $38,259
 Member $34,905 -0.1% $34,905
Athletic Commission
 Chairperson $18,369 -0.1% $18,369
 Member $17,490 -0.1% $17,490
Board of Pardons
 Member $16,091 -0.1% $16,091
Public Utility Commission
 Chairperson $135,434 ** $135,434
 Member $132,934 -0.1% $132,934
Environmental Hearing Board*
 Chairperson $135,434 * $135,434
 Member $132,934 * $132,934
Board of Claims*****
 Chairperson $129,190 -0.1% $129,190
 Member $122,389 -0.1% $122,389

1 Act 1995-51, Section 3(e) only provides for increases in the salaries of elected and appointed officials addressed by the act. Therefore, effective January 1, 2010, the salaries will not change.

 * 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 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.

MARY A. SODERBERG, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2393. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]



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