Public Employee Compensation Reporting Act Exposed

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The Public Employee Compensation Reporting Act was included in ALEC's 1995 Sourcebook of American State Legislation. There is no adoption or approval information available. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.

ALEC Bill Text


This bill establishes an annual requirement of public employee compensation reporting to track trends in public employee compensation and keep the public informed of public compensation levels.

Model Legislation

{Title, enacting clause, etc.}

Section 1. {Definitions.}

(A) ‘Government Entity:” means any of the following: the state, a local government, a special district, or any other public body authorized or established under the laws or authority of the state (this includes counties, cities, towns, townships, villages, special districts, government enterprises, publicly owned utilities, school districts, transit districts, etc.)

(B) “Wages and Salaries:” means any payment to an employee of a government entity for time worked or for paid leave in connection with time worked.

(C) “Employer Paid Benefits:” means any payment by a government entity to an employee, former employee, or dependent of an employee or former employee which would not have been made if the employee or former employee had not been employed by a government entity. Employer paid benefits shall not include any payment from any insurance trust or fund which is offset by previous payments by a government entity or employees of a government entity.

Section 2. {The scope of the Act.}

Each government entity shall file an Employee Compensation Report with the (state fiscal officer) for each fiscal year, no later than 180 days following the end of each fiscal year in the form specified in Schedule A (attached).

Section 3. {Severability clause.}

Section 4. {Repealer clause.}

Section 5. {Effective date.}