Public Sector Compensation Disclosure

Each year, the Nova Scotia Department of Finance provides an update on the status of the province’s financial situation by releasing audited financial statements and related documents.

The release also includes information provided through the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act (PSCD). The information is available to the public and to media. Numerous organizations across the province that receive, or have received a level of funding from government are required to report under the PSCD Act. This includes Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).

To comply with the legislation, NSHA posts a list of people who received total compensation of more than $100,000 during the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

In addition to salary, the total compensation may also include other types of payments like: overtime, retirement allowance, retroactive earnings or severance and vacation payouts. Because the time frame for reporting covers a fiscal year and additional types of payments, the total compensation may be somewhat different than what is identified on an individual T4.

For 2018-2019 only, compensation also includes a one-time, lump sum, service award payout to certain eligible management, non-union and unionized employees in lieu of the retirement allowance when they retire. This service payout caused an unusual increase in the number of people and compensation amounts on our list this year. Total numbers should return to prior year average levels next year.

The compensation disclosure lists for NSHA can be viewed here:

The PSCD legislation can be viewed using this link: