The Open Meetings Act is amended, effective January 2012, to include a new requirement to post information “pertaining to benefits offered through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund”. The timing of the actual initial posting requirements is not required by January 1, 2012, but rather is set forth below.

Covered Employees (Posting Requirements Apply)
Employees in the IMRF system, with total compensation packages over the threshold of $75,000, or equal to or over $150, 000/year.

Timing of Requirements

  • Total compensation package of over $75,000 — must be posted  within six (6) business days of approving a budget.
  • Total compensation package equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year — must be posted at least six (6) days before approving the employee’s total compensation package. Total Compensation Package The term “total compensation package” is defined as the “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”

To access the compensation package of the Hillside Public Library, come to the library and ask at the front circulation desk to see the compensation package.