Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry
|Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012-2013 FY Budget:||$72,590,000|
|Authority:||Pennsylvania Constitution, Article IV, Section 1|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||January 20, 2015|
|Other Pennsylvania Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
Kathy Manderino is the current secretary for Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry. She was nominated to the position by Governor Tom Wolf on January 20, 2015, and is awaiting confirmation from the state Senate.
All officers, whose selection is not provided for in this Constitution, shall be elected or appointed as may be directed by law.
There are no specific qualifications for the Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry.
The secretary of labor and industry is not elected in Pennsylvania. The governor nominates a candidate to the state Senate, which confirms the nominee by a two-thirds majority before the candidate takes the oath of office.
Article IV, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution grants the governor the power to appoint officers to fill vacancies. In the event of a vacancy in the office, the governor nominates a successor. This nomination must be made to the commonwealth senate within 90 days of the vacancy. The senate must then take action (confirming or not confirming the nomination) within 25 legislative days.
The Department of Labor & Industry administers a number of programs for workers in Pennsylvania, including unemployment benefits, workers' compensation benefits, and vocational rehabilitation for individual with disabilities. The department also promotes economic development across the commonwealth, and advocates to help the commonwealth's workforce "remain world-class and globally competitive."
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- See also: Pennsylvania state budget and finances
The budget for the Department of Labor and Industry in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $72,590,000.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
The secretary's salary is set by statute and subject to cost-of-living adjustments, also known as COLAs, pursuant to Section 3(e) of the Public Official Compensation Law (amended in 1995). This law mandates that Pennsylvania executives' salaries "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."
Under this law, the appropriate salaries were last increased by 1.6 percent, effective January 1, 2015.
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PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street
Harrisburg, PA 17121
General information: 717-787-5279
Personnel information: 717-787-6374
Press office: 717-787-7530
- Pennsylvania State Legislature, "Executive branch," June 1, 2011
- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, "Department overview," accessed June 15, 2011
- Pennsylvania Budget Office, "2012-13 Enacted Budget - Act 9A," accessed April 10, 2013
- Pennsylvania Legislature, "Senate Bill: Act 51 of 1995," accessed February 20, 2015
- The Pennsylvania Bulletin, "NOTICES: Statutory Cost of Living Increases for Salaries of State Officials and the Heads of Departments, Boards and Commissions," December 27, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014
- The Council of State Governments Book of the States, Chapter 4, Table 4.11," accessed June14, 2011