Your humble organ has written at length about Lesley du Toit since she became children and family development's deputy minister. But how much does she make taking care of British Columbia's most vulnerable youth? Glad you asked. According to documentation requested from government by Public Eye, Ms. du Toit is presently making $207,900 each year - in part, thanks to changes over the summer that increased the maximum salary for line deputy ministers to $221,760. But that's only part of the consideration Ms. du Toit receives. She also has a $2,000 per month living allowance. Which pushes Ms. du Toit's total compensation up to $231,900. The following is a complete copy of that documentation.
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
October 20, 2006
Lesley du Toit
Further to my letter of July 21, 2006 and our discussions at Deputy Ministers' Council outlining changes to the Executive Compensation Plan, I am writing to confirm that effective August 1, 2006 your salary will be $207,900.00. You will continue to receive a living allowance of $2,000.00 per month. This is a change from your previous base salary of $180,000.00 plus the 10% maximum annual re-earnable bonus. Under the new Executive Compensation Plan the maximum annual salary for a line Deputy Minister is $221,760.
As you know the performance bonus plan for Deputy Ministers introduced in 2001 is being replaced by a 5% performance holdback. This 5% portion of your salary will be paid at the end of each annual performance review cycle, subject to achievement of prescribed objectives. The criteria for the performance holdback have been discussed with you, confirmed at Deputy Ministers' Council, and form part of your annual performance plan. As identified, these criteria recognize performance over and above core leadership and delivery responsibilities.
I want to thank you for your commitment to achieving the priorities we have set as a corporate executive, and I look forward to continuing to work together.
Deputy Minister to the Premier
and Cabinet Secretary
pc: James Gorman, Deputy Minister, BC Public Service Agency
Barb Severyn, Regional Director, Client Services, Public Service Agency