Buncombe County Submitted: August 14, 2020 | Updated: September 23, 2020

(August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC and Buncombe County, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

[REQUEST 1]

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

[Editor's Note: No specific department was indicated by the sender. Therefore, we will interpret the request to mean, "Please provide records for all City of Asheville employees"] :

1) Please provide total salary and benefits cost itemized by each benefit for the last 5 fiscal years, including the current year, 2020.
2) Please provide a list of benefits changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic with cost savings or increases.
3) Please indicate if you intend to reduce benefits to save taxpayer money. [Editor's Note: This item appears to be more of an informational type question to the government, rather than a public records request].

The responsive records requested should all be during the time period of 07/01/2016 - 08/31/2020.

Thank you for your assistance!

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[REQUEST 2]

Hello Buncombe County, NC Government,

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

[Editor's Note: No specific department was indicated by the sender. Therefore, we will interpret the request to mean, "Please provide records for all Buncombe County, NC Government employees"] :

1) Please provide total salary and benefits cost itemized by each benefit for the last 5 fiscal years, including the current year, 2020.
2) Please provide a list of benefits changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic with cost savings or increases.
3) Please indicate if you intend to reduce benefits to save taxpayer money. [Editor's Note: This item appears to be more of an informational type question to the government, rather than a public records request].

The responsive records requested should all be during the time period of 07/01/2016 - 08/31/2020.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • September 16, 2020 12:24 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2020, 12:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Sorry for the delayed reply!

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request. We’ll follow up again at the end of this month if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


     

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2020, 1:10 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Request, thank you for your email, we have received this request and will review and process. Thank you,

     

    Kassi Day

    Communications & Public Engagement PIO

    p. (828) 250-4119 c. (828) 767-3226

    199 College St. – Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Honesty. Integrity. Collaboration. Equity.


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2020, 4:02 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    [Editor’s Note: No specific department was indicated by the sender. Therefore, we will interpret the request to mean, “Please provide records for all Buncombe County, NC Government employees”] :

     

    1) Please provide total salary and benefits cost itemized by each benefit for the last 5 fiscal years, including the current year, 2020.
    2) Please provide a list of benefits changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic with cost savings or increases.
    3) Please indicate if you intend to reduce benefits to save taxpayer money. [Editor’s Note: This item appears to be more of an informational type question to the government, rather than a public records request].

     

    The responsive records requested should all be during the time period of 07/01/2016 – 08/31/2020.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 23, 2020 1:04 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 23, 2020, 1:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We’ve marked it as completed.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2020, 3:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    The record responsive to your request is here.
    Please accept my apology for the delay in getting this to you. The department answered me promptly and I dropped the ball.
    Please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the link that Terry provided is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ENJ5fSz_a4r-Ae1ysdy3t_ljTodWqYb/view


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2020, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Sorry for the delayed reply!

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt. We will follow up again on this request at the end of this month if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 28, 2020, 2:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records.
    The value of the benefits offered to employees for the 2021 fiscal year is here. I will see if the city has this information for the last four years.
    In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the link that Terry shared with us is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fAQN9_SPkRrhE2pfX0ML_9-WTiCTfg5n/view?usp=sharing


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 26, 2020, 4:02 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC “Employee benefit cost” 07/01/2016 – 08/31/20

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    [Editor’s Note: No specific department was indicated by the sender. Therefore, we will interpret the request to mean, “Please provide records for all City of Asheville employees”] :

     

    1) Please provide total salary and benefits cost itemized by each benefit for the last 5 fiscal years, including the current year, 2020.
    2) Please provide a list of benefits changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic with cost savings or increases.
    3) Please indicate if you intend to reduce benefits to save taxpayer money. [Editor’s Note: This item appears to be more of an informational type question to the government, rather than a public records request].

     

    The responsive records requested should all be during the time period of 07/01/2016 – 08/31/2020.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 14, 2020 4:44 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending