An employee no longer with the City of Regina earned the most by the end of 2016.
According to the city’s 2016 public accounts report, Brent Sjoberg was paid a total of $648,480 – $112,885 was regular salary and $535,595 was other. Sjoberg was let go in August 2016 from his position as deputy city manager and COO when the city eradicated his position.
The city defines “other” compensation as reimbursements for items such as vehicle expenses, long-term learning reimbursements, severance pay and any eligible sick or vacation payouts.
Another outgoing city employee topped the list as the second highest earner. Former police Chief Troy Hagen, who retired from his post in August 2016 earned $453,051 – $325,778 in regular salary and an additional $127,273 in other compensation.
New police Chief Evan Bray made $170,906 plus another $3,683 in other compensation. Ernie Polsom, former director of fire and protective services, was paid $163,418. Polsom was inexplicably removed from the position in March.
Mayor Michael Fougere saw his income decrease in 2016. He made $110,013 in salary in 2016, down from $111,275 in 2015. Fougere also received $17,931 for travel and leasing a car in 2016.
Jeffrey Barber, director and CEO of Regina Public Libraries, received $190,229 in regular compensation plus an extra $1,000. That’s up from $185,096 in 2015.
The complete list of City of Regina employee remuneration can be found on its website.