Indiana has an online database that now lists salaries of most public employees in the state.
Links: Find salaries of most of Indiana's public employees at municipalities, schools and other areas of government. Also find budgets, financial reports and other info. gateway.ifionline.org
Indiana's governor, legislators, judges and other state agencies list salaries on a different database: www.in.gov/itp
The searchable database lists 2012 employee salary data for counties, cities, towns, townships, public school corporations, charter schools, public colleges and universities, districts and many other governmental units.
Do you wonder how much the mayor or the county sheriff earns? It's listed there.
Curious about how much is being spent on administrative salaries at area school districts or public colleges? That's there, too.
Want to find out how many employees work for your public library district? You can look it up in this database.
Called the Indiana Gateway, the website is at: gateway.ifionline.org.
The Indiana Gateway is provided by Indiana's Department of Local Government Finance, the State Board of Accounts and the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The site includes extensive data on budgets, annual financial reports, debt management and other financial topics.
The Gateway started in 2006 and has been growing. This is the first year all units of government were required by Jan. 31 to electronically file Gateway 100R reports, which list the name, job title and salary of each employee during the previous year. The salary data then is electronically posted to the searchable Gateway website.
In the past, members of the news media and the public generally had to file access to public records requests and wait several days or weeks to obtain public employee salary information.
This is the first year salaries are being posted on the Gateway because it's the first year the reports were required to be submitted electronically, said Linda Baker, an employee of the State Board of Accounts.
As of Saturday, the website indicated two local governmental entities had not yet filed the required 100R reports: Indian Village, a small incorporated neighborhood off Juniper Road in Clay Township; and Xavier School of Excellence, a charter school at 3423 S. Michigan St. in South Bend.
Indian Village has been delayed in filing the report about its four paid employees because the town's clerk-treasurer changed in January, Indian Village deputy clerk Mike Eby said Friday.
"We're just a bit behind," Eby said, saying the report will be filed in the next week to 10 days.
Tania Grimes, director of Xavier School, said Thursday that American Quality Schools Corp., a charter school management company based in Chicago, was responsible for filing the report.
South Bend Career Academy, a charter school at 3801 Crescent Circle, missed the Jan. 31 deadline. The school's report was filed and posted to the website Saturday.
Yolanda Turner-Smith, school leader at the Career Academy, said school officials were not aware until recently that the report had to be filed.
Harris Township filed its report this past week. Township representatives missed the filing deadline because of technical problems when trying to submit the report electronically, Harris Township trustee Robert Wood said Thursday.