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2018 City compensation report shows 128 earn over $100,000

Posted by Adam in Local News, 6/10, 10:03 AM

The City of Brandon in accordance with the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act is required to every year release a list of employees earning $50,000 or more in a calendar year. Compensation includes cash and non-cash salary or payments in addition to taxable benefits. 

Today the city shared that 2018’s list has been published of those compensated at or above that threshold for their efforts to help make our city tick. That list includes 128 employees earning $100,000 or higher in regular earnings plus overtime, a number that was 114 in 2017 and 97 in 2016. When data is first available in 2008, nine reached $100,000 though at that time overtime was not broken down for most on the list. 

In 2018 the City Manager is shown as having received the most compensation at $200,823.95 with the Chief of Police next at $179,178.78 and Fire Chief at $164.995.52. Though nobody on the payroll exceeded $200,000 in 2017 the previous City Manager exceeded that amount in each of the four years prior to that. 

In 2018 Manitoba’s inflation rate was said to average 2.5%. The current year City of Brandon budget calls for an overall higher Salaries and Wages expense of just over $1.5 million in 2019, an increase of 2.74% from 2018's $54,778,174 to $56,278,484.

The full list can be viewed via the city’s open data initiative at http://opengov.brandon.ca/catalog.php?dataset=compensation_list
or can be viewed more simply in less-flexible PDF format at: 
http://www.brandon.ca/images/pdf/compensationDisclosure/2018-CompensationDisclosure.pdf 

The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act's criteria has been updated for the 2019 year, raising the minimum bar of future disclosures to $75,000. The full act can be reviewed at http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/p265e.php

Updated: June 10, 10:45am. Added budget information
Updated: June 10, 2:10pm. Included overtime information

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