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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 District.

  • 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
    Posting as of 1/14/2021

    No Other Postings are required at this time.