Q. What information about state employees is available?

The following personnel information is available to the public:

  • an individual's name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason therefor, and the amount and type of any pension received shall be a government record;  (See Note 1 below)

While the Sprague Library usually has a list of current employee salaries at the Reference Desk, you will need to get the other information elsewhere.

In most cases this information can be found online:

  1. DataUniverse:  a collection of public information maintained by the Asbury Park Press.
  2. Public Payroll and Pension information put online by the state.
  3. Payroll for Employees in the Alternate Benefits Program (ABP)
    (Look under Schools for Higher Education salary info.)
  4. N.J. Government Retirees (PERS & TPAF)

If you have further questions, please contact MSU's Division of Human Resources:

Division of Human Resources Overlook Corporate Center 150 Clove Road Little Falls, NJ Phone:  973-655-5293  Fax:  973-655-7210 

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Note 1.   C.47:1A-10  Personnel, pension records not considered public document; exceptions. Notwithstanding the provisions of P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) or any other law to the contrary, the personnel or pension records of any individual in the possession of a public agency, including but not limited to records relating to any grievance filed by or against an individual, shall not be considered a government record and shall not be made available for public access, except that:

  • an individual's name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason therefor, and the amount and type of any pension received shall be a government record;
  • personnel or pension records of any individual shall be accessible when required to be disclosed by another law, when disclosure is essential to the performance of official duties of a person duly authorized by this State or the United States, or when authorized by an individual in interest; and
  • data contained in information which disclose conformity with specific experiential, educational or medical qualifications required for government employment or for receipt of a public pension, but not including any detailed medical or psychological information, shall be a government record.

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  • Last Updated Aug 26, 2019
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  • Answered By Bill Vincenti

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