Illinois Public Act 97-0609 and Employee Compensation
In 2011, Public Act 97-0609 became law, effective January 1, 2012. That Act amends the Illinois Open Meetings Act and the Illinois Pension Code and establishes new requirements for Illinois public bodies.
Among the law’s requirements are the following:
- All IMRF employers must post, within 6 days of the approval of a budget, the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year; and
- Any IMRF employer that approves an employee’s total compensation package equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year must post on its website, at least 6 days before the approval, the total compensation package for that employee.
“Total compensation package” for purposes of the Act means “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”
Illinois Public Act 101-0504 and IMRF Contributions
In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0504. The law requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website. IMRF will update these reports annually.
Public Act 101-0504 also requires IMRF employers that have a website to include a link to this web page, no later than January 1, 2021.
2022 Employee Compensation Report
Pursuant to Illinois law (5 ILCS 120/7.3), a certified list of employees whose salaries and benefit packages are $75,000 or greater is available for inspection at the Des Plaines Public Library’s Administrative Office, located at 1501 Ellinwood, St. Des Plaines, IL. The office is open from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (847) 376-2794