It’s Not From The Annual Report…

2 Oct

…but it does relate.  I did the dishes.  The problem with menial tasks is that my mind wanders.  While looking at the AR yesterday I checked up on some legislation in relation to the AR.

Section 32A (Schedule 10) has been added as part of the LG Amendment Act 2012 (and I look forward to it!!!)

32A Employee staffing levels and remuneration
  • (1) An annual report must include a report on the number of employees who were employed by the local authority—

    • (a) on the last day of the financial year to which the report relates; and
    • (b) on the last day of the immediately preceding financial year.

    (2) For each financial year, the report must state, as at the last day of that year,—

    • (a) the number of full-time employees; and
    • (b) the full-time equivalent number of all other employees; and
    • (c) the number of employees receiving total annual remuneration of less than $60,000; and
    • (d) the number of employees receiving total annual remuneration of $60,000 or more, expressed in bands of $20,000.

    (3) However, if the number of employees in any band to which subclause (2)(d) applies is 5 or fewer, the number for that band must be combined with the next-highest band and the statement in the report in relation to that subclause must be adjusted accordingly.

    (4) In subclause (2), total annual remuneration includes the value of any non-financial benefit that, during the year, was paid to an employee, or was payable to an employee, by the local authority.

    (5) The report requirement in this clause applies to—

    • (a) the financial year ending 30 June 2013; and
    • (b) each following financial year.

    Schedule 10 clause 32A: inserted, on 5 December 2012, by section 39(4) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).

The underlined sentence shows us that it was added but Section 32 doesn’t have a similar sentence

32 Remuneration issues
  • (1) An annual report must include a report on the remuneration that, in the year to which the report relates, was received by, or payable to, each of the following persons:

    • (a) the mayor or chairperson of the local authority:
    • (b) each of the other members of the local authority:
    • (c) the chief executive of the local authority.

    (2) The report under subclause (1) must show, in relation to each person specified in that subclause, that person’s total remuneration for the year.

    (3) To avoid doubt, subclause (2) applies to the total remuneration (including the value of any non-financial benefits) that, during the year, was paid to the person, or was payable to the person, by the local authority and any council organisation of the local authority.

    So, by default, it must have already existed in the Local Government Act 2002.  I have been meaning to compile all the remuneration received and attribute it to each member, but the good old LGA already requires it.  My question is however, who knows what page of the Annual Report I can find it on?  Or didn’t they do it?

Aha!  Section 39(4) of the amendment says to add 32A after 32 therefore it must have to be in there.

 

 

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2 Responses to “It’s Not From The Annual Report…”

  1. cracker666 October 2, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    there’s only this – p63
    29 Remuneration
    Chief Executive
    The Chief Executive of the Council appointed under section 42 of the Local Government Act 2002 received a salary of $260,775 (2011: $249,893) . In terms of his contract, the Chief Executive also received the following additional benefits:
    Cost during the financial year 2012 2011
    $ $Vehicle (market value plus FBT) 11,112 14,199
    Non-taxable allowance – –
    For the year ended 30 June 2012, the total annual cost including fringe benefit tax to the Council of the remuneration package
    being received by the Chief Executive is calculated at $271,887 (2011: $264,092).

  2. Kylie October 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    That covers 32 (1)(c) and only the CEO for 32 (3)
    That could be my next ‘battle’ then….whether elected or not. Time will tell if they complied for the latest AR. Due by the end of October.

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