WINNIPEG – A plan to make how city employees get paid more transparent has been passed by city council.
Annual compensation disclosures for those making $50,000 or more will no longer just show a lump sum. Instead it will includes details such as overtime pay, vacation pay, bonuses and severance.
City staff still has to ask the provincial government has to amend the ‘Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act’ to complete the process.
It’s unclear when that will be done, but Mayor Brian Bowman hopes it gets done before the next compensation disclosure list is released.
“There is legislation that doesn’t allow us to disclose certain things and I would very much like the ability to be even more open and transparent,” said Bowman at City Hall on Wednesday.
This comes after former Chief Operating Officer for the city, Deepak Joshi, received $500,000 last year even though he was suspended in January and resigned a month later.