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Are records that show which employees of a public body received raises and bonuses subject to release under FOIA?
Yes, the PAC has ruled that the names and titles of employees who received raises and bonuses, and the amount of such raises and bonuses, are not exempt from release under FOIA.  A public body argued that this information was “private information” under Section 7(1)(b) of FOIA, and that its release would constitute an invasion of privacy under Section 7(1)(c) of FOIA.  The public body argued that this information could be used to harass employees. However, the PAC held that records relating to the compensation of public employees are public records subject to release.  Further, the PAC found that even if public employees have an expectation of privacy in the amount of compensation they receive, that expectation does not outweigh the public’s legitimate interest in knowing how public funds are expended.

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