Outside Section 239
Data Current as of: 10/17/2014
There shall be a special advisory commission regarding the compensation of public officials identified in Article LXIV of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution. The commission shall consist of 7 members: (i) 1 of whom shall have experience in human resources and represent an organization of employers in the commonwealth, to be appointed by the state secretary; (ii) 1 of whom shall represent a school of business administration located in the commonwealth, to be appointed by the state auditor; (iii) 2 of whom shall represent a membership-based public advocacy organization with experience in matters relating to government accountability, transparency and public integrity; 1 of whom shall represent a Massachusetts-based public policy research organization; and 1 of whom shall represent a taxpayer advocacy organization in the commonwealth, all to be appointed by the governor; and (iv) 1 of whom shall be the secretary of administration and finance. The governor shall select 1 of the nonprofit or private sector appointees to serve as chair. The commission shall study compensation issues which shall include, but not be limited to: (A) a review of all forms of direct and indirect compensation of public officials identified in said Article LXIV, including base salaries, stipends, general expenses, per-diem allowances and any other form of compensation; (B) a state-by-state comparison of direct and indirect compensation of comparable public officials; (C) a comparison of direct and indirect compensation of public officials with similar employment in the private sector in the commonwealth; and (D) an analysis of the methods of calculating median family income for the purpose of Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution. The commission shall submit a report, including drafts of any recommendations for legislation, on or before September 30, 2014. The comptroller shall provide the commission with all records of compensation requested by the commission.