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WOLF TAKES ACTION AGAINST PAY GAP

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF IS TAKING ACTION TO HELP THE GENDER PAY GAP IN PENNSYLVANIA.  THE GOVERNOR SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER YESTERDAY THAT HE BELIEVES WILL HELP ENSURE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK IN THE COMMONWEALTH.  THE ORDER DIRECTS STATE AGENCIES UNDER THE GOVERNOR’S JURISDICTION TO NO LONGER ASK ABOUT SALARY HISTORY DURING THE HIRING PROCESS.  IT ALSO CALLS FOR SALARIES TO BE BASED JOB RESPONSIBILITIES, POSITION PAY RANGE AND THE APPLICANT’S JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.  PLUS IT CALLS FOR PAY RANGES TO BE CLEARLY EXPLAINED ON JOB POSTINGS.  THE ORDER TAKES EFFECT IN 90 DAYS.

 



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