The California Citizens' Compensation Commission is responsible for setting the salaries and benefits for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Legislators, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, and Board of Equalization members.
The seven-member Commission meets annually, no later than June 30, to determine if any changes should be made to the salaries and benefits of the state's elected officials. The decisions of the Commission become effective the first Monday in December following the annual meeting.
The members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor. Three members represent the public, two members represent the business community, and two members represent labor organizations. Each member serves a six-year term and the terms are staggered.
The Commission's budget provides for travel expenses and stipends for the annual meeting. Department of Human Resources staff provides support to the Commission using its existing resources.