**The work of this Quadrennial Commission has concluded. This site is for historical purposes only.**

The 2015 Commission released, on a rolling basis, all of the reports, documents and research used in its recommendation process.


December 14, 2015

Speaker Appointments to Boards and Commissions
CEO Poverty Report

December 9, 2015

N.Y. Law Department Opinion No. 13-31

November 18, 2015

History of the Quadrennial Advisory Commission, Provisions of the NYC Charter, the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and Congressional Pay

List of Exhibits

Professionals for NonProfits: Nonprofit Salary & Staffing Reports for the New York City Area

November 3, 2015

Quadrennial Advisory Commission Letter to Elected Officials

This document contains the letter sent to all city elected officials to request comments and testimony on the recommendation process.

October 8, 2015

Background on the Quadrennial Advisory Commission

This document includes New York City Administrative Code § 3-601, which created the Quadrennial Advisory Commission. It also includes the each of the Commission's past reports: 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, and 2006.

October 8, 2015

An Overview of Public Official Compensation Studies in Other U.S. Jurisdictions 

This memorandum describes and attaches compensation reviews conducted by other city, county and state jurisdictions. Included in the report are recent reviews from the City of San Diego (2015), Utah (2014), Massachusetts (2014), Montgomery County [Maryland] (2013), and the City of Atlanta (2012).

October 8, 2015

Select Reports on the Quadrennial Advisory Commission

This document compiles reports and editorials on past Quadrennial Advisory Commissions, providing important points with regard to compensation of New York City elected officials and pay elsewhere.


Links to Relevant Outside Sources

Summary Plan Descriptions for New York City Employees’ Retirement System benefits, in which elected officials may participate. 

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation data on life expectancy, 2013

Congressional Budget Office Working Paper: Comparing Benefits and Total Compensation in the Federal Government and the Private Sector

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: Employee Benefits in the United States – March 2015

Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release: Employer Costs for Employee Compensation – June 2015

Levels of employment/unemployment in NYC from 2005-Present

Data on Mass Layoffs in United States: 2010 Annual Totals

Mass Layoffs in New York State: 2010-2012

Yearly Changes in GDP: October 2014 Report

Yearly Changes in GDP: October 2015 Report

Mayor’s FY16 Budget Summary (pages 10-13 of particular relevancy)

Mayor's FY15 Budget Summary (pages 6, 9 and 11 of particular relevancy)