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Government Compensation in California Reporting – Cities

Reporting and Publication Information

Government Compensation Report Due Dates               
Government Code section 53891 requires cities, counties, and independent special districts to submit completed compensation reports to the State Controller’s Office.

In 2015, Assembly Bill 341 was signed by the Governor and amends Government Code (GC) section 53891 affecting the Government Compensation in California due dates.  GC section 53891 requires completed reports to be submitted to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) for the previous calendar year no later than April 30th.  This due date is effective for the 2015 calendar year.

Publication Schedule
Compensation information is published on the SCO's Government Compensation in California (GCC) website: www.publicpay.ca.gov.  Visit our GCC website to view the Publication Schedule.

Reporting and Filing Instructions

For prior year report templates that are not located below, please contact the Government Compensation Section at GCCsupport@sco.ca.gov or (916) 445-5153. 

If you are using an older version of Microsoft Excel (Office 97 - 03), please use the reporting templates at the bottom of this page*.

Reporting Year Report Due Date Reporting Template
2017 (current) 4/30/2018 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)
2016 4/30/2017 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)
2015 4/30/2016 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)

*If you are using an older version of Microsoft Excel (Office 97 - 03), please use the reporting templates below.

Reporting Year Report Due Date Reporting Template (for use with Microsoft
Office Excel 97 - 03 only)
2017 (current) 4/30/2018 LGCompensation File (.xls)
2016 4/30/2017 LGCompensation File (.xls)
2015 4/30/2016 LGCompensation File (.xls)