Disclosure requirements

Under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act and its regulation, this disclosure applies to:

Public sector bodies are required to disclose the compensation and severance paid to eligible employees and board members twice per year:

  • June 30 - compensation from January 1 to December 31 of the previous calendar year
  • December 31 - severance from January 1 to June 30 of the current calendar year

View the consolidated public sector body compensation database

 

Public Sector Body disclosure is separate from disclosure for Government of Alberta employees.

See: salary and severance disclosure for government employees.

What is disclosed

  • Compensation includes base salary, overtime, bonuses, honoraria paid to board members and taxable benefits. This category essentially reflects the income amount on the person’s T4.
  • Severance reflects amounts paid or payable related to termination of employment, including retiring allowance.
  • Non-monetary (other) benefits are generally non-taxable benefits including the employer’s portion of pension contributions, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Workers' Compensation Board premiums.
  • Employment and/or severance contracts for:
    • Designated executives under the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Regulation
    • The Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services
    • The Chief Executive Officer of the Albert Electric System Operator
    • Designated executives under the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions (Post-Secondary Institutions) Compensation Regulation (beginning June 30, 2019)

Employee thresholds

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and amount of compensation and severance paid to employees who earn more than the threshold amount for that disclosure period.

For December disclosures, if no severance was paid, disclosure is not required.

Disclosure year Employee threshold Disclosure period
Dec 2018 severance $129,809 January 1 to June 30, 2018
June 2018 compensation $127,765 January 1 to December 31, 2017
Dec 2017 severance $127,765 January 1 to June 30, 2017
June 2017 compensation $126,375 January 1 to December 31, 2016
June 2016 compensation $125,000 January 1 to December 31, 2015

Board member thresholds

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and amount of compensation and severance paid to board members, regardless of the amount earned during the reporting period.

If no severance was paid, disclosure is not required for the December disclosure.

Exemptions

Employees may apply to be exempted from having their compensation disclosed only if it could unduly threaten their safety. There are no other grounds for granting exemptions.

Disclosure for dissolved public sector bodies

Before a public sector body is dissolved, amalgamated or otherwise ceases to exist, it must make a disclosure, as per the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Dissolved Public Sector Bodies Regulation.

If the dissolved or amalgamated agency had positions listed under the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Regulation, or was otherwise required to disclose employment and severance contracts, these would also be disclosed.

If a public sector body is unable to make the required disclosure, it must provide the information needed to make that disclosure to the responsible government department.

Viewing compensation disclosures

Public sector bodies are required to publish information on their own web pages or, in some cases, on the website of the government department that oversees them. This information is consolidated in the public sector body compensation database.

Below are links to individual disclosure pages. Information on each public sector body is added to the consolidated database as they become available. If the information for a public sector body is not yet in the database, you may view their page using the links below.

 

Resources for public sector bodies

To help prepare and publish compensation information, public sector bodies can use these resources:

Disclosure for government employees

The Government of Alberta is required to disclose salary and severance paid to its employees and senior officials (separate from Public Sector Body disclosure).