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Compensation Packages

Public Act 097-0609, which was signed by the Governor on August 26, 2011, became effective on January 1, 2012, and applies to both DeKalb County Government and the DeKalb County Forest Preserve.

***Notice 12/02/2019

Illinois Public Act 97-0609 (5 ILCS 120-7.3), effective Jan 1, 2012, requires that municipal employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund post employee compensation information. Information on employee total compensation packages equal to or exceeding $150,000 a year must be posted at least six days before approval and employees with a total compensation packages that exceeds $75,000 per year must be posted within six days of budget approval.

A physical copy of the FY 2020 compliance report of total compensation packages is available at the DeKalb County Finance Office, 200 N. Main Street, Suite 210, Sycamore, Illinois 60178 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, except for County-observed holidays.

  • What the Law Says
    1. (5 ILCS 120/7.3)
    Sec. 7.3. Duty to post information pertaining to benefits offered through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

    (a) Within 6 business days after an employer participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund approves a budget, that employer must post on its website the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year. If the employer does not maintain a website, the employer must post a physical copy of this information at the principal office of the employer. If an employer maintains a website, it may choose to post a physical copy of this information at the principal office of the employer in lieu of posting the information directly on the website; however, the employer must post directions on the website on how to access that information.

    (b) At least 6 days before an employer participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund approves an employee's total compensation package that is equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year, the employer must post on its website the total compensation package for that employee. If the employer does not maintain a website, the employer shall post a physical copy of this information at the principal office of the employer. If an employer maintains a website, it may choose to post a physical copy of this information at the principal office of the employer in lieu of posting the information directly on the website; however, the employer must post directions on the website on how to access that information.
  • What items are included in the “Compensation Package”
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, "total compensation package" means payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.

    (Source: P.A. 97-609, eff. 1-1-12.)
  • Employees pending employment with a Compensation Package of $150,000 or more
    Public Act 097-0609, which was signed by the Governor on August 26, 2011, became effective on January 1, 2012, and applies to both DeKalb County Government and the DeKalb County Forest Preserve.

    Compensation Packages for Highly Compensated
    "Employees Pending Employment with a "Compensation Package" of $150,000 or More"

    None are pending at this time.