FOIA Advisor

Q&A: Show me the money

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.   Can I find out the wages of employees working in a local government agency through the freedom of information act?

A.  Government agencies typically release the salaries of most government employees in response to public record requests.  You are not likely to obtain a government employee's pay stub, however, because it contains or reflects information deemed too personal (e.g., insurance elections, tax exemptions, etc.).