Sec. 659.026: Information Regarding Staff Compensation

(a) In this section:

(1) "Compensation" includes an emolument provided in lieu of base salary or wages or a supplement to base salary or wages.

(2) "Executive staff" means:

(A) the director, executive director, commissioner, administrator, or other individual who is appointed by the governing body of a state agency or by another state officer to act as the chief executive officer or administrative head of the agency and who is not an appointed officer; and

(B) other management or senior level staff members of a state agency who directly report to the individual listed in Paragraph (A).

(3) "State agency" means a board, commission, department, institute, office, or other agency in the executive branch of state government that is created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.

(b) A state agency shall make available to the public by posting on the agency's Internet website:

(1) the number of full-time equivalent employees employed by the agency;

(2) the amount of legislative appropriations to the agency for each fiscal year of the current state fiscal biennium;

(3) the agency's methodology, including any employment market analysis, for determining the compensation of executive staff employed by the agency, along with the name and position of the person who selected the methodology;

(4) whether executive staff are eligible for a salary supplement;

(5) the market average for compensation of similar executive staff in the private and public sectors;

(6) the average compensation paid to employees employed by the agency who are not executive staff; and

(7) the percentage increase in compensation of executive staff for each fiscal year of the five preceding fiscal years and the percentage increase in legislative appropriations to the agency each fiscal year of the five preceding fiscal years.


Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1128 (H.B. 12), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.