Public sector bodies for the 2017 compensation disclosure are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:
- all board members
- employees who earn over $126,375
This is a requirement under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (0.5 MB) which applies to:
- agencies, boards and commissions (0.1 MB) governed by the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act
- independent offices of the Legislature
- employees of Covenant Health
Public sector bodies are required to publish the compensation information on their own web pages or, in some cases, on the website of the government department that oversees them. To find the consolidated information from all public sector bodies, click the green button below. Beneath the green button are links to each separate disclosure page. Information on each agency, board or commission will be added to the grid (and links to each disclosure page will be added below) as the pages go live to the public. There may be a brief delay in this process. If you are looking for information belonging to a particular agency, board or commission that does not yet appear here, please check that organization’s website or the website of the government department that oversees it.
- Compensation includes base salary, overtime, bonuses, honorariums 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 in relation 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, CPP and WCB premiums.
Public sector bodies may wish to complete a Privacy Impact Assessment and an Access Impact Assessment, which would ensure compliance with both the PSCTA and the FOIP Act.
While public sector bodies are not legally required to complete a Privacy Impact Assessment or an Access Impact Assessment, the Information and Privacy Commissioner advises public sector bodies to complete both of these assessments before preparing to disclose compensation information.
Resources for public sector bodies
To help prepare and publish compensation information, public sector bodies can use these resources:
Supplemental guide(0.5 MB)
Disclosure checklist (0.1 MB)
Nil Report (0.1 MB)
Employees may apply to be exempted from having their compensation disclosed only if this could unduly threaten their safety. There are no other grounds for granting exemptions.
Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act Exemption Policy and Process for Individuals (0.1 MB)
Disclosure for physicians and other medical practitioners
The Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act applies to employees or members of government and public sector bodies, including physicians who work as employees. The Act allows for regulations enabling payments to physicians (such as fee for service payments, and payments through other funding mechanisms) to be disclosed.
To date, no regulations on physician payment disclosure have been enacted, and no decisions have been made on the possible timing, scope or content for those regulations. As such, applications for a safety exemption for non-employment payments to physicians would not be applicable at this time. It is anticipated that when regulations relating to disclosure of physician compensation are passed, a safety exemption application process for physicians will also be established. Those who wish to apply for a safety exemption may do so at that time.