Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 19, 2023 | Updated: February 5, 2024

(December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

Good afternoon Jessica and Marcie (or CCCC 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

All NC Universities and Colleges are public entities, and their basic salary info is considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees. Many NC community colleges have fulfilled a request like mine via email in 1 week, or in many cases 1 day.

Please provide a list of all current “Full-time” and Part-time” CCCC employees / faculty / staff, and their salaries. As of the present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) First / Last name
2) Position / Title / Department
3) Date of Hire
4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

** 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. **
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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: Response Received from Government

Activity:

  • February 5, 2024 9:54 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Jonathan White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 5, 2024, 9:54 PM
    subject: Re: Central Carolina Community College PT Data

     

    Thank you for the update, we appreciate it. Have a great night!

     

    Best,

     

    Jonathan White, JD, MBA, NCCM

    Staff Attorney

    Central Carolina Community College

    1105 Kelly Drive

    Sanford, NC 27330

     

    Email – j[email protected]

    Voice – (919) 718-7359

    Fax – (919) 718-7353

     

    Internal to CCCC? Help me do better at helping you by completing my one-page performance survey: Contract Administration Satisfaction Survey.

     

    **** Communications to and from this email address may be subject to disclosure per NCGS § 132 ****


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 5, 2024 7:52 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jonathan White <[email protected]>
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 5, 2024, 7:52 PM
    subject: Re: Central Carolina Community College PT Data

     

    Hi Jonathan,

     

    My apologies for the delay.

     

    I will review your message with our team, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • January 22, 2024 1:06 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Jonathan White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 22, 2024, 1:06 PM
    subject: Central Carolina Community College PT Data

     

    Sunshine Team,

     

    Please find attached the PT Data as requested. I have sent the password in a separate email reply just a moment ago. Let me or Dr. Dishman know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time.

     

    Best,

     

    Jonathan White, JD, MBA, NCCM

    Staff Attorney

    Central Carolina Community College

    1105 Kelly Drive

    Sanford, NC 27330

     

    Email – j[email protected]

    Voice – (919) 718-7359

    Fax – (919) 718-7353

     

    Internal to CCCC? Help me do better at helping you by completing my one-page performance survey: Contract Administration Satisfaction Survey.

     

    **** Communications to and from this email address may be subject to disclosure per NCGS § 132 ****

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 [encrypted file] Jonathan referenced (“PT-Data.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section. We’ve uploaded this as a non-password protected version of the same spreadsheet we were sent before.

     

    Our Team is also discussing the most recent reply from Jonathan, and we plan to follow up with him about that in the coming weeks.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 22, 2024 1:04 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Jonathan White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 22, 2024, 1:04 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Sunshine Team,

     

    Thank you for reaching out. The password for the file is “sunshine” (case sensitive); this will also be the password for the PT data I will be sending you shortly in a separate email for security purposes.

     

    Also, please be aware that these documents represent the College’s full, not a partial, response to your records request. While you are correct that the information you are requesting is open to the public, community college personnel records are governed by NCGS Chapter 115D, Article 2A, not NCGS Chapter 132. While the public is entitled to copies of public records under Chapter 132, the language of Chapter 115D does not offer the same broad rights to the public.

     

    Under §115D-28(c), “every person having custody of the records shall permit them to be inspected and examined and copies made by any person during regular business hours.” This standard requires us to allow you to come to our place of business to inspect, examine, and/or copy records, not to provide the copies ourselves. Additionally, under §115D-28(a), the College is required to “maintain a record of each of its employees” with certain information; while the College maintains this information, it is on an individualized basis in each employee’s file, not in the aggregate.

     

    Given the above, the creation and provision of an Excel document that aggregates the requested information of individual employees in compliance with the restrictions of §115D-28 has been done as a courtesy to Sunshine Request and goes beyond statutory requirements. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our systems and non-digital nature of some of our personnel information, we are unable to easily generate a report with hire dates for full-time personnel; similarly, not all data is available in the part-time personnel sheet for certain individuals. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we also ask that you consider your records request satisfied by the receipt of these two files given the College’s extensive efforts to provide them.

     

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

     

    Best,

     

    Jonathan White, JD, MBA, NCCM

    Staff Attorney

    Central Carolina Community College

    1105 Kelly Drive

    Sanford, NC 27330

     

    Email – j[email protected]

    Voice – (919) 718-7359

    Fax – (919) 718-7353

     

    Internal to CCCC? Help me do better at helping you by completing my one-page performance survey: Contract Administration Satisfaction Survey.

     

    **** Communications to and from this email address may be subject to disclosure per NCGS § 132 ****


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 19, 2024 4:00 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jan 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good afternoon Jonathan and Marcie,

     

    I’m following up on my previous message on 01/17. I haven’t heard back. Please respond as soon as you can.

     

    If I don’t hear from you in a few days, I will call your office to discuss, if that’s necessary. However, I’d really prefer it if you respond to me via email.
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    In the meantime, can you please provide me with the encryption code so I can review the FT salaries spreadsheet from Marcie? It’s unclear why this file has to be password protected and so difficult to access — I haven’t requested any sensitive info, just some basic employee salary data (which is a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file for employees).

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 17, 2024 1:37 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jan 17, 2024, 1:37 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Hi Marcie and Jonathan now CCed,

     

    Please provide me with the encryption password so I can review and download the FT Employee.xlsx document above from Marcie. That file is supposed to be (partially) responsive to my public records request submitted on 12/19/23.
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    I’d also like to clarify that my request called for the following:

     

    Please provide a list of all current “Full-time” and Part-time” CCCC employees / faculty / staff, and their salaries. As of the present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) First / Last name
    2) Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    Marcie indicated today that no “… document exists for part-time employees because our systems do not support salary information for part-time employees.”

     

    All NC Universities and Colleges are public entities, and their basic salary info is considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees. Many NC community colleges have fulfilled this same request for me before. The term “salary” is generally understood to include pay / benefits / incentives / bonuses / deferred and all other forms of compensation paid by an employing entity. I interpret NC statutes to indicate that the hourly rate of pay for part-time employees is covered by the term “salary” because it’s another type of compensation paid.

     

    Can you please provide me with either the hourly rate of pay, or the “total amount paid” to the employee in the previous year, for all Part-Time employees of CCCC — as this is a matter of public record.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • January 17, 2024 12:56 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 17, 2024, 12:56 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Unfortunately, the college has no document that exactly matches your information request. That said, we are sending you a document that mostly matches the information you are looking for. This document includes the first name, last name, annual salary, title, and department name of each full-time employee in employment status with the college as of the beginning of the current fiscal year. No document exists that includes both this information and the hire date for full-time employees, and no similar document exists for part-time employees because our systems do not support salary information for part-time employees. We hope that this file will meet your needs; if there are any concerns, please let us know.

     

    Please also be aware that, for security purposes, the Excel file has been encrypted using a password. Additionally, to protect data integrity, the contents of the cells have been locked and password-protected. Please contact Jonathan White, the college’s Staff Attorney at (919) 718-7359 for the password to decrypt the file. Thank you for your time.

     

    Regards,

    Marcie

     

    Marcie Dishman, Ed.D.
    Associate Vice President of Marketing & External Relations
    Central Carolina Community College
    1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330
    office phone: 919-718-7491
    cell phone: 919-935-2221
    email: [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: You can see the 1 file referenced (“FT-Employees.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section. Additionally we’ve uploaded a non-password protected version of the same spreadsheet


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 3, 2024 5:42 am

    1 month ago

    from: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Jessica Gonzalez-Human Resources <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 3, 2024, 5:42 AM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good morning,

     

    Central Carolina Community College has received your public records request. The college was closed from December 18 through January 1; therefore, we will now begin processing your request. I’ll be in touch as soon as your request has been fulfilled.

     

    Regards,

     

    Marcie

    Marcie Dishman, Ed.D.
    Associate Vice President of Marketing & External Relations
    Central Carolina Community College
    1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330
    office phone: 919-718-7491
    cell phone: 919-935-2221
    email: [email protected]

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 2, 2024 6:00 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 6:00 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good evening Jessica, Marcie, all others CCed,

     

    I submitted the following public records request to your offices December 19:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 19, 2023, 3:18 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    I haven’t received a response since I submitted the request.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt of my request to let me know it has begun processing? And if possible, please provide an anticipated date for its completion. I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 19, 2023 3:18 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Kelly Hall <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2023, 3:19 PM
    subject: Out of Office Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Thank you for your email. CCCC will close on Friday, December 15 for
    winter break. The college will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.
    I will return all inquiries as soon as possible.

     

    Happy Holidays!

     


    *Kelly Hall, **IPMA-CP*
    *Associate Director of Human Resources*
    *Central Carolina Community College*
    1105 Kelly Drive
    Sanford, NC 27330
    P-919-718-7493
    F- 919-718-7589
    [email protected] <[email protected]>

     

    *Learn more about:*
    CCCC Human Resources <https://www.cccc.edu/collegeservices/humanresources/>
    CCCC Employment Opportunities
    <https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ccccedu>

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Marcie Dishman <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 19, 2023, 3:18 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Central Carolina Community College [in Sanford, NC]: All “full-time” and “part-time” employees, faculty, staff. And their salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good afternoon Jessica and Marcie (or CCCC 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

     

    All NC Universities and Colleges are public entities, and their basic salary info is considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees. Many NC community colleges have fulfilled a request like mine via email in 1 week, or in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide a list of all current “Full-time” and Part-time” CCCC employees / faculty / staff, and their salaries. As of the present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) First / Last name
    2) Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    ** 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. **

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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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 19, 2023 3:15 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending