June 29, 2018
Provincial Government Releases 2017 Compensation Disclosure Information
The Provincial Government today released the 2017 Public Sector Compensation listings which can be found online at www.exec.gov.nl.ca/exec/hrs/compensation_disclosure/index.html.The lists include all employees in government and specified public bodies including agencies, boards, commissions, health care bodies, educational bodies and Crown corporations who receive total compensation of over $100,000 a year. The relevant reporting period is to December 31, 2017. This is the second year government has published these lists, in accordance with the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (PSCTA) that passed in December 2016. Included in the lists are the names of the employees, official job titles, and names of the department or public bodies in which they are employed. Total compensation, inclusive of a breakdown of base salary, overtime, shift premiums, retroactive pay, bonuses and other compensation, as well as severance where applicable, are also outlined. The act provides that an employee may be exempted from disclosure if the release of their information could reasonably be expected to result in a threat to the safety, or mental or physical health of the employee. There are no other grounds for granting individual employees an exemption to disclosure. In 2016, a group exemption was granted for certain classes of positions within the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association (RNCA). Based on the application of the provisions of the PSCTA, the names of police officers who are members of the RNCA and included in these particular classes, are exempted. However, the title and total compensation paid these police officers are still published.
“It is important for the people of the province to have access to information about government spending in an open and transparent way. We respect the right of citizens to access information on how public funds are used and are committed to practice strong fiscal management on behalf of the people of this province.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Human Resources Secretariat
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The Compensation Disclosure list can be found on the Human Resource Secretariat website at www.exec.gov.nl.ca/exec/hrs/compensation_disclosure/index.html.
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Finance/Human Resource Secretariat
2018 06 29 11:40 a.m.