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Next Benefit Payment Date February 29

Reporting Compensation

What Is Compensation?

A city employee’s compensation is their total earnings before deductions. If it is taxable, it is compensation.

Compensation includes:

  • Wages
  • Sick pay
  • Vacation pay
  • Bonus pay
  • Severance pay
  • Retroactive pay based on an adjustment or judgement

Are travel, car and uniform allowances compensation? Yes, if they are included as income on the employee's IRS form W-2.

Are reimbursements compensation? No, reimbursements are not considered compensation.

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