Bullock Appoints 10 to Gender Pay Panel

By Beacon Staff

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has named a panel to look into Montana’s gender gap in pay.

Bullock signed an order in June creating the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force to be headed by Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy and Department of Administration Director Sheila Hogan.

On Monday, he filled out the rest of the panel. They include Montana State University president Waded Cruzado, Women’s Foundation of Montana program director Jen Euell, Missoula College dean Barry Good, Crowley Fleck PLLP partner Amy Grmoljez and Billings Mayor Tom Hanel.

Rounding it out are union leaders Jacquie Helt and Kim Rickard, Interior Environments Inc. owner Deb Larson, Salish Kootenai College laboratory manager Amy Stiffarm and CTA president Scott Wilson.

The panel will gather information and provide recommendations on policies and other actions.

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