Wherein We Admit (Partial) Defeat
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Foiled by an uncut umbilical, our clone of the Sunshine Portal went down when the state removed the names of classified employees, as ordered by an Albuquerque judge. We had hoped our clone would survive the surgery on the state’s site. But a little piece of stubborn code swept us along when the state implemented the judge’s order. Try as we might, we can’t fix what we’ve got on our hands at this time. The full story on that effort is here.
But that does not mean surrender. We believe taxpayers should know the salary of every employee whose compensation they pay. The Rio Grande Foundation has preserved the salaries of all state employees, including classified employees, through a document request. That data (available here) shows the hourly rate of pay of every employee. It does not segregate by classification, or show annualized salary information. Nor is it in a searchable form.
We hope to publish the salary data for classified employees in a user-friendly format similar to what taxpayers once had on the Sunshine Portal. It will take more time, document requests, and data entry, but we’ll get there. Please stay tuned. And thanks for your patience.