Payroll data for 74,988 public authority employees, totaling $4.1 billion, have been added to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website.

The new data cover 292 employers, including industrial development agencies (IDAs), regional transportation authorities, and sewer and water authorities, and includes the:

The payroll data reflects pay received during the employer’s fiscal year ending in 2015. Previous updates included FY2015 payrolls from The Research Foundation for SUNY and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Some individuals appear twice in the SeeThroughNY database because they perform work for both a public authority, such as a local IDA, and a state or local government agency. These individuals may receive compensation from only one or both employers.

To view the newly added data, visit SeeThroughNY.net/payrolls and select “Public Authorities” under “Branch/Major Category” and select 2015 as “Year”.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and do business.

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