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25 July 2018 
LGOIMA No. 8140003186 
 (Please quote this in any correspondence) 
L Levenson 
By Email: [FYI request #8127 email] 
Dear Sir or Madam 
Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987 
Library Staff 
I refer to your request which we received on 27 June  2018, regarding information relating to 
Auckland Libraries staff. Our response to your questions is as follows: 
The number of people employed by Auckland Libraries 
The total number of employees employed by Auckland Libraries as at 30 June 2018 was 
947. This includes all permanent, fixed term and casual employees. 
The number of people employed by Auckland Libraries being paid less than $20.55 
per hour. 
As at 1 June 2018 the number of employees paid less than $20.55 per hour was 340, of 
which 29 are casual employees.  
By way of context, Auckland Council has committed to paying a Living Wage to all Auckland 
Council employees. Over a three-year period, the wages of all employees will be 
progressively lifted each year until they reach an estimated $21 in September 2019.  
These increases have already begun. With the exception of interns and trainees, from 1 
September 2017 the wages of all employees were lifted to $18 per hour. From 1 September 
2018 this will increase to $19.50 per hour before reaching an estimated $21 in September 
In addition, as part of Auckland Council’s social equity considerations in its Remuneration 
Policy, Auckland Council employees who receive less than $20.55 per hour will receive an 
additional 0.5 per cent increase this year, with effect from 1 September 2018. This is on top 
of the 2 per cent annual increase that will be applied to the whole organisation. 
The number of former Auckland Libraries staff who have received redundancy 
payments since 1 January 2017. 

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The total amount in redundancy payments paid to former Auckland Libraries staff 
since 1 January 2017. 
The number of former Auckland Libraries staff who have received settlement 
agreements after resigning, since 1 January 2017. 
There have been four severance agreements entered into with Auckland Libraries 
employees between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018. 
We have defined severance agreements to align with the definition in the Local Government 
Act 2002, which considers a severance payment to be a payment over and above the 
employee’s entitlements set out in his or her employment agreement. 
The total amount of settlement agreement payments paid to former Auckland 
Libraries staff since 1 January 2017. 
The total amount of severance payments made to former Auckland Libraries employees 
between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018 was $20,823.28. 
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting LGOIMA No. 
Yours sincerely 
Jenny Hua 
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner 
Democracy Services 
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