What Are Some Pennsylvania State Government Agencies?


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Pennsylvania state government agencies include the Department of Aging, Department of Transportation and Department of Education. In addition to agencies, Pennsylvania state government also includes commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is available to assist the elderly in caring for themselves, or being able to stay in their own homes with assistance from others. Services available through the Department of Aging include caregiver support, meals, prescriptions, health and protection. The Department of Aging also conducts inspections and investigations in care homes and nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, and also investigates claims of mistreatment against the elderly in their own homes or the homes of their caregivers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, commonly known as PennDOT, is responsible for the planning, maintenance, construction and design of the state's road system. It is also responsible for vehicle services, such as registrations and inspection records, as well as driver services, such as licensing and vehicle title transfers.

School and education transcripts, records, rules and regulations are available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Other services provided through the Department of Education include GED preparation course catalogues, teacher licensing, school district test performance percentiles, and union memberships for teachers and staff members. The Department of Education also oversees the distribution and use of state-approved funding for schools and other educational institutions within Pennsylvania.

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