Village of Glen Ellyn Takes Steps Toward Greater Transparency
A review of information recently released, including employee compensation, reveals that titles and salaries are provided. But, employee names are not provided along with compensation information.
Last year, the Village of Glen Ellyn earned an “F” for transparency in an audit of its website. The Illinois Policy Institute conducted an audit of school and municipal websites to determine the availability of public information.
On Friday, the village said in a news release that it has made updates to its website to include more information on village memberships, village employee compensation, individual and yearly expenditures.
A visit to the Village of Glen Ellyn’s website shows the specified information listed on the homepage under “Latest News.”
A review of the employee compensation information does provide some detail of employee compensation for those earning more than $75,000.
The information reveals that, while salary compensation is provided, employee names are not specified and for certain positions, a letter is designated. For example, three police sergeants are listed and designated as E, F, G, but names are not provided detailing which employee is earning a specific compensation package.
The village has said its website update, expected to be complete in mid-2013, will provide improved navigation and search.