To provide members of the public with opportunities to meaningfully participate in board meetings regarding executive compensation matters, and to hold the board accountable for its decisions on these matters, the Health Care System should discuss executive compensation matters only in open sessions of board meetings, except in the limited circumstances that allow for discussion in closed sessions.
The Health Care System's executive compensation policy specifies that the CEO's compensation, including benefits, the CEO's employment agreement, and salary scales and benefits for executive positions other than the CEO shall be approved by the board in open session, and discussion of these compensation matters may occur in closed session only in the limited circumstances specified in law. The Health Care System's board agendas and minutes for May through August 2012 indicate the board is adhering to its executive compensation policy. (See 2013-406, p. 82)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.