Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Susan Park Rani to the Minnesota Compensation Council. The council makes recommendations on the salaries of certain legislative officials, judges, state supreme court justices, heads of state, metropolitan agencies and constitutional officers. The council considers the compensation paid to comparable positions in the public and private sector, the amount needed to attract and retain experienced and competent persons, and the ability of the state to pay the recommended amount.
The council is appointed in October of even-number years and dissolves after submitting its report to the legislature by May 1 in each odd-numbered year. The council comprises 16 members. Eight citizen members of the council are selected, one from each legislative district, by the governor. The other eight members are among the state’s legislative and judicial branches and are selected by leaders in those governmental branches.