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Offices Under the Supervision of the Chief Clerk

Additional Chief Clerk Staff
Room 89, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 787-7163
  • Michael Sarfert, Esq., Counsel to the Chief Clerk
  • Amber Henke, Executive Assistant
  • Betty Cole, Receptionist

Senate Accounting Operations

David K. Arnold
Room 89, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 787-7163

The Accounting Operations staff is responsible for pre-auditing all payments made from any appropriation made to the Senate. This includes all member expenses as well as accounts payable to vendors. This office also provides Senate account analysis and budget projections for the coming fiscal year.

Senate Benefits Administration

Erin K. Brawley, Benefits Administrator
Room 89, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 787-7163

The Benefits Administration group is responsible for managing all health benefits provided to employees of the Senate as well as Workers' Compensation, FMLA and STD leave, eligibility for retiree benefits, Group Life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Facilities Management

Ami Sawyer, Facilities Manager
Room 265, State Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 787-6930

The Facilities Manager is responsible for management of the physical space of the Senate offices. This includes HVAC, fire safety; furniture, fixtures & equipment; and custodial operations. The Facilities Manager also oversees the IT/Telecommunications Department.

Mail Room & Commonwealth Mail Processing Center (CMPC)

Bryon Wilson, Director
Room B-54, State Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 705-1952

The Senate Mail Room distributes incoming mail received from the CMPC and provides outgoing mailing services.

The Commonwealth Mail Processing Center receives and performs a security scan of all incoming mail, overnight packages, and parcels and delivers to offices of the Legislature, departments under the Governor's jurisdiction, and the Judiciary.

Senate Payroll Operations

Beth Washic, Director
Room 89, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 787-7163

The Payroll office prepares and processes the payrolls for all employees of the Senate. In addition, this office processes all payments to appropriate taxing authorities, administers the Annual and Sick leave program, and processes claims for Unemployment Compensation.

Senate Purchasing

Marie Duffin, Purchasing Agent
G-06, North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 783-4950

The Purchasing office is responsible for the acquisition of furniture, fixtures, equipment, supplies, and services for all Capitol and district offices throughout the State. The Purchasing office oversees Senate Receiving, the Store Room, and Inventory Management of the fixed assets.

Senate Broadcast Television Operations

Dave Costanza, Director
Room 23, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3052
(717) 783-0459

The Senate creates a broadcast television feed of all Senate legislative sessions and selected committee meetings. These feeds are sent to the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) for distribution to cable networks throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, the feeds are provided to each Caucus for live streaming on their respective web site.

In addition, the Senate maintains a Video Facility which is used by each Caucus to create short programs used for communicating with the constituents of the Senators through their local cable networks.