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Thursday March 31st, 2011

Posted at 11:15am

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Once again, in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act (PSSDA), the City of Windsor has disclosed the salaries and benefits paid to employees who earned $100,000 or more as reported on the Canada Revenue Agency T4 slip.

The entire list can be viewed here.

It should be noted that some salaries may include payments for such one-time items as acting pay, overtime, retroactive payments and/or settlements which do not form part of the normal base salary of employees.

For 2010, there are many more firefighters on the list than normal, as some were compensated for their work at the G8 Summit in Huntsville last summer by the city (which was then reimbursed by the federal government). A retroactive wage increase of 13% for the years 2006-2009 also resulted in higher wages for some firefighters in 2010.

The official Sunshine List does not require the inclusion of the Mayor’s salary as, based on the noted legislation and Ministry guidelines, it falls below the threshold of $100,000.  However, Mayor Francis has decided to disclose what he earned.

In 2010, the Mayor’s municipal compensation from all sources included $130,325.63 in salaries, $9,333.62 in taxable benefits, and $39,737.16 from the Municipal Elected Officers Allowance (MEOA). Income from the MEOA is normally excluded from the report required by the PSSDA, and salaries paid by some municipal corporations are also supposed to be excluded from the PSSDA. The mayor reported his complete income in the interest of full disclosure.

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