City of Asheville Submitted: December 31, 2021 | Updated: January 21, 2022

(January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

Hello Rockingham County, NC Government (Records Officer),

[Attention of: Stephanie Kingston, HR Director. John Morris, County Attorney. Paul Maurray, County Manager. Kevin Berger, Chairman].

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.

This relates to Rockingham County Government County Employees COVID Bonuses:

A. Please provide a list of ALL County Employees / Staff and their “COVID Bonus” and “one time COVID Bonus” (dollar amounts) dispersed by the County during the specific time period of 12/01/2020 - 12/31/2021.

Please include:

- Name / Department of recipient
- Amount of the recipient’s bonus / award.


B. Please provide any Metrics used to determine which Employees / Staff from each department qualified for the bonus… if metrics were used.

Please indicate whether an equity analysis was applied or an inclusive lens was used by Rockingham County leadership and/or department directors to determine who qualified for bonus pay and who would be excluded.

Please indicate whether there was a grievance mechanism in place for Employees / Staff to dispute the amount of bonus.


C. Please provide copies of all emails 12/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 sent to and sent from any members of Rockingham County Staff regarding the “Covid bonus payout”.

Please provide the emails in a .PDF format so that they can easily be opened / viewed.

As relates to emails – please provide any .pdfs, other files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated or referenced within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a file along with the responsive emails. Or, a link should be provided so that the file can be opened.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under any public records law. **

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 21, 2022 4:30 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 21, 2022, 4:30 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

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

     

    Have a good weekend!


    Status: Completed
  • January 20, 2022 8:45 am

    8 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 20, 2022, 8:45 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Sunshine:

     

    Please see attached documents fulfilling this request.

     

    Thanks,
    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced files “Public Records Request – COVID Bonus.pdf” and “Rockingham County COVID Bonus Policy – Adopted.pdf” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 19, 2022 4:14 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>,
    Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 19, 2022, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Good afternoon Rockingham County Government,

     

    I am following up again on this public records request that was sent in on January 6th: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in early February if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 6, 2022 4:21 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>,
    Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 6, 2022, 4:21 PM
    subject: Records Request: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Good afternoon Rockingham County Government,

     

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

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    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 around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (January 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Government: County Employees COVID Bonuses info and emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

     

    Message: “Hello Rockingham County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    [Attention of: Stephanie Kingston, HR Director. John Morris, County Attorney. Paul Maurray, County Manager. Kevin Berger, Chairman].

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.

     

    This relates to Rockingham County Government County Employees COVID Bonuses:

     

    A. Please provide a list of ALL County Employees / Staff and their “COVID Bonus” and “one time COVID Bonus” (dollar amounts) dispersed by the County during the specific time period of 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021.

     

    Please include:

     

    – Name / Department of recipient
    – Amount of the recipient’s bonus / award.

     

    B. Please provide any Metrics used to determine which Employees / Staff from each department qualified for the bonus… if metrics were used.

     

    Please indicate whether an equity analysis was applied or an inclusive lens was used by Rockingham County leadership and/or department directors to determine who qualified for bonus pay and who would be excluded.

     

    Please indicate whether there was a grievance mechanism in place for Employees / Staff to dispute the amount of bonus.

     

    C. Please provide copies of all emails 12/01/2020 – 12/31/2021 sent to and sent from any members of Rockingham County Staff regarding the “Covid bonus payout”.

     

    Please provide the emails in a .PDF format so that they can easily be opened / viewed.

     

    As relates to emails – please provide any .pdfs, other files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated or referenced within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a file along with the responsive emails. Or, a link should be provided so that the file can be opened.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    ** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under any public records law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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 31, 2021 1:07 pm

    9 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending