Want to Know What State Employees Earn?
Florida Governor Rick Scott is making public the salary of every employee of the state of Florida as well as the pension amounts of those annually earning more than $100,000 from the state retirement system.
The site is www.floridahasarighttoknow.com.
The site contains a searchable database to show what each state employee earns.
The site also contains a spreadsheet showing the 543 retired state employees earning more than $100,000 per year in retirement benefits. The names of the retired employees are not shown, they are exempt from disclosure.
The two highest retirement earners are a former Broward County Sheriff’s Department employee bringing in $201,078 per year and a former Miami-Dade College employee earning $191,862 per year.
The BSO employee worked for the state for 31 years and retired in 2005. The Miami-Dade College employee also worked for the state for 32 years and retired in 2001.
Scott has made no secret of his disdain for state-supported pension benefits. He wants state employees to contribute 5% of their salaries to their pensions.
The site also details Scott’s executive orders freezing new regulations and certain state contracts.
“As taxpayers, you have the right to know how every taxpayer dollar is spent,” Scott is quoted as saying on the website. “This new website will give you the tools you need to learn about state contracts, state employees’ salaries, and regulations. I invite you to visit it often and see how we are doing. We will be better if you hold us accountable.”