WINNIPEG — The province wants to better protect police officers by allowing them to be identified by badge number instead of name as part of annual public-sector compensation disclosure reporting.
The proposed changes to the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act were introduced Monday by Finance Minister Jennifer Howard.
“We have heard from police officers that public disclosure lists have been used to target officers at their homes and off-duty,” Howard said. “These amendments would protect police officers while still ensuring Manitobans have a full picture of public-sector salaries.”
The act currently requires all public-sector employees who earn more than $50,000 a year to have their name, salary and position disclosed publicly on an annual basis. The requirement applies to the provincial government, Crown corporations, regional health authorities, municipalities, universities and school boards.
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