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Offline Billz1981

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NY City Government Employee Payroll Now Available on Web
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:07:26 PM »
I thought this might interest you guys.  Back in July (http://www.astorians.com/community/index.php?topic=11607.0) , I posted a plug for www.SeeThroughNY.net, a site which features searchable payroll data for NY State employees.

It has now been updated to include the payroll for all NY City government employees.  Over 425 thousand people.  You can find out what your friends in city government are making.  :wink:

It also includes the state government payrolls, as well as 19 different public authorities, including the MTA.

Seriously, this is a very powerful government transparency tool, and I hope some of you will check it out.

Offline mcgowan

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Re: NY City Government Employee Payroll Now Available on Web
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 01:14:58 PM »
I'm currious where they got the data.  Looking through it, it seems like the info is a bit outdated (1+ yrs old).  I could be wrong though.
-Chris

Offline Billz1981

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Re: NY City Government Employee Payroll Now Available on Web
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 01:52:24 PM »
I'm currious where they got the data.  Looking through it, it seems like the info is a bit outdated (1+ yrs old).  I could be wrong though.

They got it through FOIL requests.  This is data that has been technically publicly available since the late 1800s or so, but it has never been available in a searchable database.  The data is current through the end of the 2008 fiscal year, but doesn't reflect overtime or other extra pay.  It also doesn't reflect some contract raises.  Here's their press release with more info: http://www.empirecenter.org/AboutUS/news_releases/2009/01/nycpayroll010609.cfm

The data is far from real time, but so much information has never been put together in one place.



 

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