2006 New York Code - Quadrennial Advisory Commission For The Review Of Compensation Levels Of Elected Officials.



 
    §   3-601.   Quadrennial   advisory   commission  for  the  review  of
  compensation levels of elected  officials.  a.  Between  the  first  and
  fifteenth  day of January, nineteen hundred eighty-seven, and during the
  same period every fourth year thereafter, the mayor shall appoint  three
  persons  for the review of compensation levels of elected officials. The
  members of the commission shall be private citizens generally recognized
  for their  knowledge  and  experience  in  management  and  compensation
  matters. The mayor shall appoint one of the members to be chairperson of
  the commission.
    b.  The  commission shall study the compensation levels for the mayor,
  the public  advocate,  the  comptroller,  the  borough  presidents,  the
  council  members  and the district attorneys of the five counties within
  the city and shall recommend changes in those  compensation  levels,  if
  warranted.  In making its recommendations the commission shall take into
  consideration  the  duties  and  responsibilities  of each position, the
  current salary of the position and the length of  time  since  the  last
  change,  any  change in the cost of living, compression of salary levels
  for other officers and employees of the city, and  salaries  and  salary
  trends  for  positions  with  analogous duties and responsibilities both
  within government and in the private sector.
    c. The commission shall submit a report to the mayor on or before  the
  March fifteenth following its appointment containing its recommendations
  for changes in compensation levels for any elected position set forth in
  subdivision  b  or  its recommendation that no changes are warranted. d.
  The mayor shall submit the report of the commission along  with  his  or
  her  recommendation  for  approval,  disapproval  or modification to the
  council not later than thirty days after receipt of the  report  of  the
  commission.
    e. The council in its discretion shall consider the recommendations of
  the  commission  and of the mayor for changes in the compensation levels
  of any such elected position, if any, and approve a local  law  changing
  the compensation of the mayor, the public advocate, the comptroller, the
  borough  presidents,  the council members, and the district attorneys of
  the five counties within the city.
    f. The members of the  commission  shall  serve  without  compensation
  except that each member shall be allowed his or her actual and necessary
  expenses, to be audited in the same manner as other city charges.
    g.  The  commission  may  hire  or  contract  for  necessary staff and
  technical assistance and may  require  city  agencies  to  provide  such
  assistance.
    h. The commission shall have a budget as provided for by the mayor.
    i.  The  commission  may  hold  public  hearings  and may consult with
  compensation experts from the public and private sectors.

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