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Accessibility Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety

Mandate/Authority:
Handicapped Act - Act 235, September 1, 1965, P.L. 459, Amended by Act 176, July 9, 1976.

Mission:

Develops guidelines under which exemptions and variances from the provisions of this Act may be granted for buildings constructed with Commonwealth funds.

Boiler Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Industrial Board

Mandate/Authority:
Act 80 of 1988, Section 2214 (G).

Mission:
Established by the Industrial Board to draft, maintain and interpret the Boiler Law and regulations; also conduct examinations for boiler inspectors and recommend commissioning of successful applicants.

Community Service Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
PennSERVE:The Governor's Office of Citizen Service

Mandate/Authority:
Act 19 of 1993 and Executive Order 1994-1.

Mission:
Consult with and advise on the development of a statewide plan for expansion of community service opportunities.  Encourage youth to participate in community service, disseminate information concerning community service and monitor the effectiveness and geographical distribution of community service programs.  May develop novel community service programs.

Elevator Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Industrial Board

Mandate/Authority:
Act 80 of 1988, Section 2214 (G).

Mission:
Established by the Industrial Board to draft, maintain and interpret the Elevator Law and regulations.

Industrial Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Industrial Board

Mandate/Authority:
Administrative Code of 1929 Sections 207.1, 208, 445 and 2214.

Mission:
Conduct hearings, make decisions regarding variances to departmental regulations, make suggestions for formulation and revision of regulations and interpret their intent.

Liquified Petroleum Gas Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Industrial Board

Mandate/Authority:
Propane and Liquified Petroleum Gas Act, Act 61 of June 19, 2002 P.L. 421, 35 P.S. 1329.12.

Mission:
Review and comment on all LPG regulations and advise the Pennsylvania Industrial Board on applications for variances on LPG matters.

Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Mandate/Authority:
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, June 1, 1937, P.L. 1168, No. 294, as amended through May 11, 1949, P.L. 1221, 1.43 P.S. 211.4.

Mission:
Conducts hearings and issues decisions and orders on public and private sector representation and unfair labor practice cases.

Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board

L&I Support Organization:
Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board

Mandate/Authority:
Executive Order 2000-2; Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Mission:
To advise and counsel the Governor in the formation of a world-class workforce development system, and is directed under the Executive Order to carry out specified functions attendant to that mission.

Prevailing Wage Advisory Board

L&I Support Organization:
Bureau of Labor Law Compliance

Mandate/Authority:
Prevailing Wage Act, Act of August 15, 1961, P.L. 987, No. 442, P.S. 165.1 et seq.

Mission:
Provides advice regarding the determination of prevailing wages to the Secretary.

Prevailing Wage Appeals Board

L&I Support Organization:
Bureau of Labor Law Compliance

Mandate/Authority:
Prevailing Wage Act, Act of August 15, 1961.  P.L. 987, No. 442, 43 P.S. 165.1 et seq.

Mission:
Conducts hearings and determines any grievances or appeals arising out of the administration of the Prevailing Wage Act.  Promulgates rules and regulations necessary to carry out duties.

State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation

L&I Support Organization:
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Mandate/Authority:
Vocational Rehabilitation Act, 43 P.S. 682.1 et.seq.

Mission:
Policy-approving body for OVR services to individuals with disabilities.

State Workers' Insurance Board

L&I Support Organization:
State Workers' Insurance Fund

Mandate/Authority:
Administrative Code of 1929, Sects 443, 2211 and Act 57 of 1996, P.L. 350.

Mission:
Oversees the State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF) which provides Workers' Compensation Insurance to employers who cannot obtain this coverage through private insurance carriers.

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Board of Review

L&I Support Organization:
U.C. Board of Review

Mandate/Authority:
Administrative Code of 1929 Sections 207.1 and 442.1, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 177, as amended, 71 P.S. 67.1, 152.1 Unemployment Compensation Law, Act of December 5, 1936, Special Ex. Sess. P.L. (1937) 2897, as amended, 43 P.S. 751 et seq.; specifically Section 203 of the Law, 43 P.S. 763.

Mission:
Hears appeals and issues decisions and orders arising from claims for Unemployment Compensation, amends or rescinds rules of procedure.

Workers' Compensation Appeal Board

L&I Support Organization:
Workers' Compensation Appeal Board

Mandate/Authority:
Administrative Code of 1929, Act of 1929, P.L. 177, No. 175, 207.1 and 441.

Mission:
Reviews decisions from Workers' Compensation Referees and hears petitions filed directly with the Board.