Sunshine List includes educators, county staff and hospital employees
The OPP are refusing to release a staff list of the Haliburton Highlands detachment for the purposes of public salary disclosure.
By Chad Ingram
“Thank you for your request, but due to the operational nature of your request, that is something that cannot be provided by the OPP,” communications officer Dianna Dauphinee wrote in an email to the paper. “If you wish, you can make a request through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”
The detachment has released staff lists to the paper in previous years and the paper has filed an FOI request.
Last year, 22 officers from the detachment made what is often referred to as the “Sunshine List,” a legislated public posting of public sector salaries above $100,000 per year. Salaries ranged from $106,000 to $138,000 for the detachment commander.
A number of senior staff members at the County of Haliburton were on the list for 2015, including the EMS director and paramedic chief who earned $133,440 and two deputy-chiefs who each made just more than $102,000.
The former treasurer, who retired earlier this year, made $114,265; the library CEO $106,260; human resources director $105,550; the retired chief administrative officer, who worked part of last year, $105,990; and tourism director $104,775.
The current county chief administrative officer and roads director both started work mid-year and did not appear on the list under Haliburton County.
At the lower-tier level, the Minden Hills CAO/treasurer made $125,680; Algonquin Highlands CAO $122,250; Algonquin Highlands treasurer $102,240; and Dysart et al CAO just more than $106,000.
Within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, principals at ASES, JDH and Wilberforce and Cardiff elementary schools made around $117,000, while the ASES vice-principal made just more than $102,000.
The principal at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School was paid $126,400.
The board of education director was paid more than $186,000.
At the Haliburton Fleming College campus, the principal earned $130,000 while two instructors made just more than $103,000 each.
The college president made more than $280,000.
Eight employees at Haliburton Highlands Health Services made the list, including six nurses with salaries ranging from $102,000 to $117,000, a technologist at $130,000 and the former CEO, who was dismissed by the board last November, made $180,000.
At the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 10 employees made the list, from the manager of clinical services at $106,000 to the health unit’s medical officer of health at just less than $300,000.