In the process of doing some research for our Town Administrator search, I came across the Town of Durham NH. Durham operates under a Town Council form of government with nine councilors.
There are a number of things on the Town website that I found very interesting.
One in particular was a web page that contained the last three years of the Town Administrator's annual performance evaluations. TA Todd Selig has since 2001, made public the results of his annual performance evaluation. All three years that are published contain very good evaluations for Mr. Selig and all three are followed by comments made by the people who did the evaluations.
Durham also publishes an annual Employee Gross Earnings file that lists by employee the total gross wages for the year which include overtime, merit pay, holiday pay, longevity pay, and insurance credit. According to their website "While not required to do so by law, annually the Town compiles a list of year end gross wages for Durham employees and makes it available for public viewing. Please note that every 7 years there is an extra pay period and 2014 was that 7th year."
Kudos to TA Selig and the Durham Town Council for setting the Right to Know bar so high.