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Compensation disclosure list - frequently asked questions

Looking for the 2016 Compensation Disclosure List?

Why does The City of Calgary publish a Compensation Disclosure List?

On November 3, 2014, Calgary City Council approved the release an annual compensation disclosure list beginning with the first publication in 2015.

What is included in the Compensation Disclosure List?

The City’s compensation disclosure list includes position titles, base salary ranges and general information about pensions and benefits for City positions.

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The Province of Alberta also publishes public servants’ compensation information which includes employee names and exact salaries. Why is The City’s list different?

The Province passed the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (PSCTA) in late 2015. That Act requires the Government of Alberta and public sector bodies (e.g. public agencies like Alberta Health Services and post secondary institutions) to disclose compensation information for employees who earn more than the threshold amount established in the Act. Municipalities are not required to disclose employee compensation information.

The City of Calgary is committed to being open and transparent on where tax dollars go. We continue to disclose position titles, salary ranges and pension and benefit information for both union and exempt employees. The City does not have a salary threshold for its list.

This information is disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The FOIP Act governs how a public body can use, collect and disclose personal information.

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Why are employee names and exact salaries not included?

Employee names and exact salaries are not included based on the compensation components that were approved by Council in 2014 and repeated this year.

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Is there an annual salary cut-off point to what is reported?

The City’s compensation disclosure list does not have a minimum salary threshold that determines whether a position will be disclosed or not. We believe this provides a high degree of transparency and is also equitable to all employee groups.

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Why do some positions have the same minimum and maximum annual base salary?

Some positions have a single rate of pay (no salary range) outlined in their respective collective agreement.

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What positions are included on the list?

Full-time and part-time, permanent and temporary positions are on the list. Part-time is defined as working less than the standard working hours as outlined in the applicable collective agreement or policy (e.g. employee works 30 hours per week in a 35 hour standard work week position).

This list includes both exempt (non-union) and union positions.

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Which employee groups are excluded? Why?

Group Rationale
Calgary Police Services (CPS) The CPS publishes a compensation disclosure list. Please refer to the Calgary Police Service website.
Seasonal, on-call, summer students, business interns, co-op students and recreation non-union program jobs Annual salary rates cannot be determined due to variable work schedules.
Some employees with employment contracts/agreements Annual salaries will not be disclosed where a position title is unique, there is a single rate of pay for the position (no salary range) and the salary information is not publicly available through a job posting or collective agreement.
Elected Officials Elected officials are not City employees. Their compensation information is available on The Office of the Councillors’ website.

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View the 2016 Compensation Disclosure List​

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