The Newfoundland and Labrador government expects to spend more than $560 million on salaries this year.
The province released salary details for all government departments this morning.
The 126-page document, which is available online, shows 7,522 permanent positions within government departments and permanent salary costs estimated at more than $467 million this year, plus other salary costs of $94.9 million.
Finance minister and Treasury Board president Jerome Kennedy said, earlier this year, he committed that the salary details document would be posted online in advance of estimates committee meetings.
“I have kept that commitment,” said Kennedy. “As we go through the current period of workforce adjustment, it is important to provide an accurate view of position changes. The salary details report reflects those positions that were eliminated as of March 31. There are additional positions that have been eliminated however these individuals will exit government post March. These position eliminations will be reflected in next year’s salary details document.”
The document can be found at www.budget.gov.nl.ca/budget2013/salary.htm.
Earlier this year, salary details for 2012-13 were also posted online and are available at www.budget.gov.nl.ca/budget2012/salary.htm
“Providing access to information that is relevant and of interest to the public is important to this administration,” said Keith Hutchings, minister responsible for the Office of Public Engagement. “We remain committed to enhancing this process and will continue to release important information and data to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
The images accompanying this story shows summaries of salary details by department for 2013-14 and 2012-13 from the document released today.