Monday, March 16, 2015

2014 Toronto Police Service Sunshine List is Out; Includes Paid Duty Service

Sunshine list season is upon us in Ontario. First out of the gates is the Toronto Police Service who has released their data early. This National Post article has some analysis of the stats:

"More than half of the workforce at the Toronto Police Service earned in excess of $100,000 last year, which saw a dramatic jump in part due to the factoring in of paid duty earnings.
In 2014, 4,125 employees made it on to the so-called sunshine list, according to public salary disclosure released on Monday. The total includes 1,940 employees whose base salary is usually below $100,000, but premium pay, paid duty earnings and other payments such as final vacation pay at the end of a tenure forced them over the threshold, according to a report from outgoing Chief Bill Blair."
I'm not sure what to say about paid duty being included on the list. It gets more people on the list, which I like (more information), although if the private sector is paying for it I'm not sure if it should be included. Although I think the paid duty for things like court costs should be included.
Info on how many people were included by adding paid duty:
"Last year was the first time paid duty earnings were factored in to the sunshine list. As a result, 544 additional employees were added to the list. That means that if paid duty earnings were not included, 3,581 members would be on the list, compared to 2,983 in 2013.
 About 7,700 people work at the TPS, including around 5,400 police officers."
 That means a quite large proportion of police officers made in on the list. For reference, here's the 2013 sunshine list for the Toronto Police Service. In 2013 2,983 people were on the list with an average salary of $114K. 
I'll publish the complete list and analysis of the 2014 data when the province publishes it at the end of the month.

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