Transparency of Employment Conditions and Travel Expenses

At the City Council meeting of August 11, 2015, Greater Sudbury Council passed the following motion:

WHEREAS on March 31, 2015 Council adopted an Open Government model that is based on four basic principles, being: Open Information; Open Data; Open Dialogue; and Open Doors;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the City of Greater Sudbury, at the strategy session held on June 12, 2015, identified that being open and transparent with information to our citizens is a priority;

AND WHEREAS the Mayor, in his State of the City speech delivered on June 18, 2015, told the citizens of Greater Sudbury that he wants to make it easier for citizens to access information and openly communicate information, issues, opportunities and successes;

AND WHEREAS the Mayor further stated that the City is continually working on its Open Government policies and is very much looking forward to making our information more accessible to the public;

AND WHEREAS the open exchange of information with the public is a key principle in building trust and maintaining the faith of the public with respect to decisions that are made by council;

AND WHEREAS there is an expectation from the citizens in a healthy democracy that information will be readily available to them and in keeping with the philosophy that public funding should equal public information;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the City of Greater Sudbury directs staff to implement an open reporting system with respect to the current employment contracts and/or employment offer letters that exist with all Senior Management Team members of the organization and that such information be made available on the city website and updated as warranted when any contract or conditions of employment change while following the spirit of the recent IPC order in this regard and respecting the personal privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT travel expenses for all City of Greater Sudbury employees be posted for public view on the City of Greater Sudbury website in a format and frequency consistent with that used for reporting of expenses incurred by members of City Council.

Employment contracts and/or employment offer letters for individuals currently employed as part of the City of Greater Sudbury Senior Management Team are available here.