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CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary and Benefits Data for Community Colleges, Fairs & Expos, and First 5

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SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2015 self-reported data for community college districts, fairs and expositions, and First 5 commissions — a total of 142,209 positions and just over $4.05 billion in wages.

Users of the site can:

  • View compensation levels on maps and search for compensation by region;
  • Narrow results by name of entity or by job title;
  • Build charts; and
  • Export custom reports or raw data.

The newly published data include 137,703 positions at 55 community college districts; 3,651 positions at 20 fairs and expositions; and 855 positions at 38 First 5 commissions.  In all, 11 community college districts, 37 fairs and expositions, and 13 First 5 commissions did not file the requested reports.  Another 6 community college districts and 2 fairs and expositions provided non-compliant reports, meaning they were incomplete, in the wrong format, or received after the deadline and still under review.

Since the government compensation website was launched in 2010, it has registered more than nine million page views. The site now contains information on more than two million jobs in California, as reported by each government entity.

As the chief fiscal officer of California, Controller Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The Controller also safeguards many types of property until claimed by the rightful owners, and has independent auditing authority over government agencies that spend state funds. She is a member of numerous financing authorities, and fiscal and financial oversight entities including the Franchise Tax Board. She also serves on the boards for the nation's two largest public pension funds. Elected in 2014, Controller Yee is the tenth woman elected to a statewide office in California’s history. Follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.