City of Asheville Submitted: February 5, 2021 | Updated: February 18, 2021

(February 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department – Deputy Chief salary / personnel info

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (APD),

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

1) Please provide all "releasable items" from DC Baumstark’s personnel (or "personal") file. This should also include starting pay, and all pay raises since he began employment with the Asheville Police Department until the date the query is performed.

2) Please provide all emails regarding DC Baumstark's pay negotiations.
[Editor's Note to AVL City Gov: No timeline was specified, and there was no "emails sent to or from" OR "emails sent between X person(s)" info indicated. If you cannot process the request without this additional clarification, please let us know!]

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • February 18, 2021 4:49 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 18, 2021, 4:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department – Deputy Chief salary / personnel info

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • February 18, 2021 9:08 am

    1 week ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 12, 2021, 9:08 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department – Deputy Chief salary / personnel info

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    Baumstark’s personnel file can be found here:. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16bZadJAOAzBNZz-hdMdBVmO9zV8FDqPZ/view?usp=sharing. This one was generated July 2020 but I verified with HR today that there are no new actions to report since then.

     

    As you know, only a defined portion of information within a personnel file is public record, as outlined by N.C. General Statute § 126-23. While an employee’s salary is public record, if negotiations were to take place regarding that salary it would remain confidential. Therefore, we would have no responsive records if we were to do the email search.

     

    Let me know if you have any questions and have a great weekend!

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 9, 2021 2:43 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 9, 2021, 2:43 PM
    subject: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department – Deputy Chief salary / personnel info

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (February 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department – Deputy Chief salary / personnel info

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (APD),

     

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

     

    1) Please provide all “releasable items” from DC Baumstark’s personnel (or “personal”) file. This should also include starting pay, and all pay raises since he began employment with the Asheville Police Department until the date the query is performed.

     

    2) Please provide all emails regarding DC Baumstark’s pay negotiations.
    [Editor’s Note to AVL City Gov: No timeline was specified, and there was no “emails sent to or from” OR “emails sent between X person(s)” info indicated. If you cannot process the request without this additional clarification, please let us know!]

     

    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!


    Status: Sent to Government
  • February 5, 2021 3:12 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending