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Monday, 31st August 2009

Online Database: California Salary Database for 134,000 Public Employees

About a month ago we posted an article containing a database compilation with salary information for public employees in 22 states.

On Sunday, a large database with this type of information for over 134,000 public employees in California [64 government entities as of today] went live online.

You can access the database here and search by:
+ Name
+ Public Entity
+ Total Pay
+ OT Pay

An advanced search interface is also available.

From an Editors Note:

Today[Sunday], we are launching a searchable online database with the salaries of more than 134,000 public employees -- people paid with taxpayer money. The database is the result of work done by more than two dozen Bay Area News Group reporters around the region. Although we include 64 governmental entities, we plan to continuously update the database as we obtain more salary information. Providing this type of information supports our belief that government transparency is vital to democracy. Indeed, the Contra Costa Times filed a lawsuit in 2004 based on this belief. In a state Supreme Court case decided in our favor in 2007, 11 judges agreed. The result is one of the most comprehensive local government salary databases ever compiled in California.

Source: Inside Bay Area


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