Buncombe County Submitted: December 29, 2023 | Updated: February 6, 2024

(December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

Good evening Kassi and Michael (or County Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Please provide the First / Last Name, Salary or Hourly Rate of Pay (whichever pay structure applies to the employee), Job Position / Title, and Date of Hire for all Buncombe County Emergency Services [EMS] employees. As of the present day [on the date the query is performed].

I already tried to locate the requested info via the County’s data dashboard. However, the dashboard is too generalized, since the only EMS salary data shown is “Department, Position Title, Salary Grade, Position Type, Lowest Pay Currently in Position, Highest Pay Currently in Position, Average (or Actual Pay Currently in Position), Number of Positions”.

https://www.buncombecounty.org/transparency/dashboards/financial/county-positions-pay-salaries.aspx
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Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

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

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.

Status: Completed

Documents:

Activity:

  • February 6, 2024 3:59 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 6, 2024, 3:59 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Understood. Thank you for clarifying!

     

    I will now mark this request as “Completed”.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • February 6, 2024 2:33 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 6, 2024, 2:33 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Sunshine-This is intentional. For the majority of EMS employees -the hourly rate has been provided because that is how they are paid (see frequency column). The calculated hourly rate is provided for those employees who are paid an annualized salary.

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

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    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 5, 2024 6:26 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 5, 2024, 6:26 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for sending the document above on 01/31.

     

    Before I can mark this request as “Completed”, I want to ask for clarification on the following:

     

    On the far right of the document there is a column called “Calculated Hourly Rate”. This column is blank on pages 1 – 6, but there is info entered there on pages 7 – 8.

     

    I just wanted to confirm that this was intentional, and that nothing is missing from this column on pages 1 – 6 ?

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • January 31, 2024 1:18 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 31, 2024, 1:18 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Hi Sunshine, please see attached. Thanks,

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

    Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • Linkedin

     


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    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“PRR_EMS.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 30, 2024 2:21 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 30, 2024, 2:22 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Thanks for your email. I’m out of the office and will be checking email sporadically. For urgent media request please email [email protected]. For public records requests visit our records request portal at www.buncombecounty.org/records.



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    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 30, 2024, 2:21 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    I hope you’re having a good 2024 so far!

     

    I’m just following up to ask if you can provide an anticipated date for the completion of my public records request:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 29, 2023, 6:23 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • January 4, 2024 8:33 am

    6 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 4, 2024, 8:33 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Received, thank you

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

    Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • Linkedin

     


    Sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smart phone to 99411 to receive alerts on important information such as floods, communicable disease, county office closings, and relevant traffic safety notifications OR visit buncombeready.org

    Email correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

     

    This electronic communication may contain information that is confidential, privileged, proprietary, or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. Additionally, the unauthorized disclosure of juvenile, health, legally privileged, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information may be prohibited by law. If you have received this email in error, you are hereby notified that you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, or disseminate this communication, any part of it, or any attachments. Please notify the sender immediately and delete all records of this email. There is no intent on the part of the sender to waive any privilege that may attach to this communication.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 29, 2023 6:23 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 29, 2023, 6:23 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All EMS employees and their salaries as of present day.

     

    Good evening Kassi and Michael (or County Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Please provide the First / Last Name, Salary or Hourly Rate of Pay (whichever pay structure applies to the employee), Job Position / Title, and Date of Hire for all Buncombe County Emergency Services [EMS] employees. As of the present day [on the date the query is performed].

     

    I already tried to locate the requested info via the County’s data dashboard. However, the dashboard is too generalized, since the only EMS salary data shown is “Department, Position Title, Salary Grade, Position Type, Lowest Pay Currently in Position, Highest Pay Currently in Position, Average (or Actual Pay Currently in Position), Number of Positions”.

     

    https://www.buncombecounty.org/transparency/dashboards/financial/county-positions-pay-salaries.aspx
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

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


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 29, 2023 6:20 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending