The Integrity Commissioner has discretion to review the expenses of any classified public body listed in the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2016, O. Reg. 146/10 as well as the Independent System Electricity Operator and Ontario Power Generation.
Selected public agencies, boards and commissions are required to have the expenses of a certain number of their employees and appointees (defined as ‘designated persons’ in the Act) reviewed by the Integrity Commissioner. Designated persons are the CEO and senior management team of the entity, the appointed members of the entity’s board, as well as the top five expense claimants. The top five expense claimants are determined on a semi-annual basis and their expenses are reviewed once every six months. The public entities, as well as who is considered a designated person is determined by the Government of Ontario through Regulation O. Reg. 440/09 of the Act.