RESOLUTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
URGING THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
TO INCREASE THE SALARIES
OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION JUDGES

WHEREAS, the Philadelphia Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section (hereafter "Section"), having an interest in assuring that the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system operates efficiently and productively, recognizes the crucial and unique role of the Workers' Compensation Judges in accomplishing this goal;

WHEREAS, according to the Commonwealth's "standard pay schedule", Workers' Compensation Judges are paid by the Commonwealth in pay range 10, and Liquor Control Board and Public Utility Commission Judges are paid in pay range 11;

WHEREAS, the Association has an interest in the Commonwealth attracting qualified new Workers' Compensation Judges and in retaining qualified and experienced Workers' Compensation Judges;

WHEREAS, in order to keep competent, experienced and dedicated Workers' Compensation Judges, their salaries must be comparable to other administrative law judges in the Commonwealth;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commonwealth be urged to increase the compensation of all Workers' Compensation Judges to be equivalent to compensation received by other administrative law judges in the Commonwealth; and.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chancellor take all steps necessary to advise the Governor and other appropriate elected and appointed officials of the Commonwealth of this Resolution.

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: February 24, 2000