Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions
[44 Pa.B. 8068]
[Saturday, December 27, 2014]
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 20, 2014, that the salaries covered by that law shall be increased by 1.6% effective January 1, 2015. 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 2014
Position Salary Prior
Governor $187,818 1.6% $190,823 Lieutenant Governor $157,765 1.6% $160,289 State Treasurer $156,264 1.6% $158,764 Auditor General $156,264 1.6% $158,764 Attorney General $156,264 1.6% $158,764 Large Agency Head
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
$150,253 1.6% $152,657 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
$142,741 1.6% $145,025 Small Agency Head
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Banking
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs ******
$135,228 1.6% $137,392 Liquor Control Board Chairman $76,327 1.6% $77,548 Member $73,321 1.6% $74,494 Civil Service Commission**** Chairman $85,887 1.6% $87,261 Member $82,583 1.6% $83,904 State Tax Equalization Board Chairman $26,295 1.6% $26,716 Member $24,416 1.6% $24,807 Milk Marketing Board Chairman $24,416 1.6% $24,807 Member $23,477 1.6% $23,853 Securities Commission*** Chairman $41,081 1.6% $41,738 Member $37,479 1.6% $38,079 Athletic Commission Chairman $19,723 1.6% $20,039 Member $18,780 1.6% $19,080 Board of Pardons Member $17,279 1.6% $17,555 Public Utility Commission Chairman $145,241 ** $147,525 Member $142,741 1.6% $145,025 Environmental Hearing Board* Chairman $145,241 * $147,525 Member $142,741 * $145,025 Board of Claims***** Chairman $138,720 1.6% $140,940 Member $131,417 1.6% $133,520 * 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.
CHARLES B. ZOGBY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2704. Filed for public inspection December 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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