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-Margaret Prins · Montague Regional High School Why do they have such high salaries? They have always had high salaries! Why? They make way more money than the Members ofParliament!! That is ridiculous!!!! Like · Reply · 1 · Jun 24, 2016 9:10am Mike Olesik · SAIT Because the pc,s allowed it. Like · Reply · 1 · Jun 24, 2016 4:32pm Julie Ali · University of Alberta Mike Olesik And the NDP folks allow it. Like · Reply · 6 mins------------------Julie Ali shared Edward Redshaw's post. Just now · Major money is being provided to executive staff at AHS. The Health Minister is interested in this matter after two years in office. She can't do anything about the even greater excesses at Covenant Health executive staff other than to dissolve that health authority which is unlikely to happen since the NDP folks lack the political will to do real innovation -its mostly a rehash of publicity events to tell us that they are scrutinising compensation at these ABCs (agencies, boards and commissions.) We've heard this from the PCs who provide mullah to all and sundry for no sort of returns that I could determine. The PCs were top at this sort of distribution of public funds to figureheads who sit in offices parroting the PC way. It's time for major cuts to positions and salaries. It is doubtful this will happen in the NDP error since it did not happen in the PC error. But it is necessary. Families cannot support this worm burden when we are suffering hardship and job insecurity. We can't pay for the rich and famous any longer. Time for the NDP folks to realize this and instead of minor cuts and public relations chatter of the sort that Ms. Hoffman is very adept at we need the actual action. Cuts to jobs. Executive staff salary, benefits and expense decreased to real world public sector levels. We need deliverables. What do these executive staff do other than meet endlessly for no purpose I can determine?


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What are Alberta Health elite getting and what work do they do?
Just based on the poor PPIC reports I have reviewed I am not impressed by the quality of work being done at Alberta Health.
What do the auditing staff executive do and how much do they get paid for very poor audits that do not appear to be standardized or meeting any standard of quality reporting that I feel is necessary.
Time for the deliverables to be shown to us. Then the cuts to the pay and positions Ms. Hoffman.
The rodents are at the gate and waiting for cheese.
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After two years in office the health minister is going to look at the overpaid executive staff at AHS. I'm hoping this will lead to cuts in positions and decreased compensation packages.
The PCs were often very generous to the health authority folks and the payouts to former CEOS of the regional health authorities were ridiculous but there you go. The PCs were not very good managers and had a propensity to waste our cash because we didn't hold them to account. Now the PCs have been fired and won't be back in my opinion--because we are tired of the users--there is still the problem of overpaid luxury staff who get too much for what deliverables is mysterious to me and others who are questioning why so much of our health care bills are on these staff. Not only do the executive staff cost us a ton of cash but so do all other public sector workers and I do not feel we are getting value for our money. Certainly I am happy with Dr. Levinsky and Dr. Lappa who looked after younger boy as well as the child health centre staff but what about the many staff who don't seem to be producing? What do we get from these staff at AHS for example who spend an inordinate amount of time yapping? Why are they even yapping about stories they have to produce for government and the media on the preferential treatment for evicted folks in the continuing care system? It's ridiculous.

The health authorities aren't the only place where folks get money for doing mysterious work:

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/changes-to-albertas-sunshine-list-reveal-highest-paid-government-employees

Update: Alberta 'sunshine list' now reveals highest paid employees at agencies, boards and commissions

Published on: June 23, 2016 | Last Updated: June 23, 2016 10:26 PM MDT
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Alberta Sunshine List Disclosure
The six-figure salaries of top-earning executives at more than 100 provincial arm’s-length agencies, boards and commissions are being disclosed for the first time as part of the government’s new rules to increase transparency and accountability, but some critics say the lack of organization makes the data difficult to read and access.
The data is scattered across several websites and presented in different formats, creating “significant problems with usability,” said Wildrose finance critic Derek Fildebrandt.
Starting Thursday, 150 agencies, boards and commissions are required under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (legislation passed this spring) to disclose compensation information online for employees who earn more than $125,000 a year, as well as the wages of board members and severance packages.
Some highlights include Brad Klak, the president of the Agriculture Financial Services Corp., who earned $723,103 last year (he was suspended last week with pay); Richard Masson, chief executive of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, who earned $658,014; and Jim Ellis, president and CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator, who earned $600,665 (figures include wages, benefits and other payments).
Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Thursday the public disclosure is “a critical step government is taking to make sure Albertans know where their tax dollars are being spent.”
This is the first time agencies, boards and commissions have been included on the expanded “sunshine list,” a step Ontario and British Columbia have already taken.
The Alberta government also discloses the names of government employees who make more than $100,000 a year. In 2015, 3,556 names were on that list.
As of Thursday afternoon, 69 agencies, boards and commissions had provided the information to the government’s website with links to their own websites, including the Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Innovates, Travel Alberta and the Agriculture Financial Services Corp. The deadline for disclosure is June 30.
Fildebrandt commended the government for releasing the expanded list, but said improvements are needed to make the data sets more user-friendly and to help Albertans distinguish what each agency and employee is responsible for so they know how taxpayer dollars are being spent.
“The previous government used to put all sorts of folks in patronage positions on the payroll and it was often very difficult to find that out,” Fildebrandt said.
The University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge will also be disclosing the salaries of professors. Doctors are not included in the latest list because of their complex compensation structure. More work has to be done before those figures are disclosed, a government spokeswoman said.
Keyano College and Alberta Health Services in Fort McMurray have been granted an extension until Sept. 30 due to the wildfire evacuation in May.
Ceci said a framework is being developed under the Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act to deal with the growing discrepancy in how executives are paid.
The act allows government to set or limit compensation by establishing salary ranges and policies around benefits, bonuses and severance. The framework will initially apply to 27 agencies, boards and commissions.
“What is somewhat really problematic is that the salaries of some of the people in ABC’s over time strayed away from public sector compensation or remuneration, so we’re going to be resetting that bar,” Ceci said.
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The top 15 earners (among figures released to date) in Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions. The final numbers include wages, benefits and other payments.
$723,103: Brad Klak, president and managing director, Agriculture Financial Services Corp.
$658,014: Richard Masson, CEO, Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission
$600,665: Jim Ellis, president and CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
$491,835: Kirk Bailey, executive VP operations, Alberta Energy Regulator
$465,898: Harpal Brar, executive director business development, Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission
$441,720: Jennifer Steber, executive VP stakeholder and government relations, Alberta Energy Regulator
$441,365: Patricia Johnston, executive VP and general counsel, Alberta Energy Regulator
$436,703: Rick Brown, executive VP corporate services, Alberta Energy Regulator
$411,617: Karen Adams, president and CEO, Alberta Pensions Services Corp.
$405,540: Andrew Neuner, CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta
$392,480: Cal Hill, executive VP strategy and regulatory division, Alberta Energy Regulator
$382,399: Don Gnatiuk, president and CEO, Grande Prairie Regional College
$359,975: Ryan Aucoin, senior manager business development, Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission
$341,549 Merle Jacobson, chief operating officer, Agriculture Financial Services Corp.

$341,197: Robert Philp, chief, Alberta Human Rights Commission


Julie Ali ·
The major salaries at the ABCs cost us big bucks every single year. Families are fed up of paying for executives who are getting excessive salaries, benefits, expense accounts and pension plans for no deliverables that I can detect. Just the major amount of yapping that goes on at AHS is unbelievable for no changes in the system. What is needed is transparency and accountability.

What is required is for each of these positions to experience salary cuts; some of the executive staff don't appear to do any work and need to be eliminated. I encourage the NDP to do the work of drastic pruning because when families have to pay their own bills plus the bills of an entitled group of executive staff this generally leads to discontent. When we are discontented and also burdened with job insecurity, this tends to result in political action.

I see no reason for the executive staff to be paid such amazing salaries nor do I see any reason for the NDP to take two more years to do their jobs to cut these salaries and positions. Cut now or we will get the Wildrose folks to cut later; the cuts later will be drastic and will result in Klein error instability but if no one listens to us this is how the issue will be dealt with. We are not the bank for entitled executives.
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Margaret Prins · 
Why do they have such high salaries? They have always had high salaries! Why? They make way more money than the Members ofParliament!! That is ridiculous!!!!
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Mike Olesik ·
Because the pc,s allowed it.
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Julie Ali ·
Mike Olesik And the NDP folks allow it.
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No action with the PCs who created this bloated bureaucracy with endless entitlements. No action with the NDP folks. But certainly the GOASPIN is terrific with the Hoffman addressing the rodents of citizens.

Major money is being provided to executive staff at AHS. The Health Minister is interested in this matter after two years in office.
She can't do anything about the even greater excesses at Covenant Health executive staff other than to dissolve that health authority which is unlikely to happen since the NDP folks lack the political will to do real innovation -its mostly a rehash of publicity events to tell us that they are scrutinising compensation at these ABCs (agencies, boards and commissions.)
We've heard this from the PCs who provide mullah to all and sundry for no sort of returns that I could determine. The PCs were top at this sort of distribution of public funds to figureheads who sit in offices parroting the PC way.
It's time for major cuts to positions and salaries. It is doubtful this will happen in the NDP error since it did not happen in the PC error.
But it is necessary.
Families cannot support this worm burden when we are suffering hardship and job insecurity. We can't pay for the rich and famous any longer. Time for the NDP folks to realize this and instead of minor cuts and public relations chatter of the sort that Ms. Hoffman is very adept at we need the actual action.
Cuts to jobs.
Executive staff salary, benefits and expense decreased to real world public sector levels.
We need deliverables. What do these executive staff do other than meet endlessly for no purpose I can determine?
Do we need all these executive staff in their offices doing whatever they do without any transparency or accountability to us -the depositors at the public bank of ill use?
I think it is time for the health minister to go beyond laboratory work with the microscope to doing the analysis of the antibiotic resistance pattern of the microbes involved with subsequent pharmaceutical therapy.
Get out the antibiotics Ms. Hoffman and apply to the folks at AHS.
And when you've ensured that the rampant malady of abuse of the public purse is cured--lets see the folks at Covenant Health being told to either get with the program of restraint or being removed as health care authority.
In my opinion the minister should simply remove Covenant Health as a health authority; there is no need for a faith based system parallel to the public health authority. We are paying double for executives for no damn reason other than the PCs set it up this way.
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