Other (indicate in message) Submitted: January 20, 2023 | Updated: January 31, 2023

(January 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Employee base salaries as of 01/20/2023 (or present day)

Hello Gaston County, NC Government (Records Officer),

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC employees and their base yearly salaries, as of 01/20/2023 (or on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Name of employee
2) Original hire date
3) Current department
4) Current position
5) Current salary

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

Please note: I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

**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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I am 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 from the 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.

Please note that I cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 01/20/2023: The submission above (which includes another similar submission we received today), has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • January 31, 2023 3:50 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 31, 2023, 3:50 PM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (January 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Employee base salaries as of 01/20/2023 (or present day)

     

    Good afternoon Dandria,

     

    Thank you for confirming this request has been received and is being processed.

     

    I wanted to check in and see if there was any update to report, or if you could provide an anticipated date of completion?

     

    I will plan on checking in again in February if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 24, 2023 2:59 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 23, 2023, 2:59 PM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (January 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Employee base salaries as of 01/20/2023 (or present day)

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    Our office has received your records request and will forward it to the appropriate department for fulfillment.

     

    Best Regards,
    Dandria


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 23, 2023 2:52 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 23, 2023, 2:52 PM
    subject: Records Request: (January 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Employee base salaries as of 01/20/2023 (or present day)

     

    Hello Gaston County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    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 in February if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (January 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Employee base salaries as of 01/20/2023 (or present day)

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC employees and their base yearly salaries, as of 01/20/2023 (or on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Name of employee
    2) Original hire date
    3) Current department
    4) Current position
    5) Current salary

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    Please note: I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

     

    **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.**
    ——————

     

    I am 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 from the 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.

     

    Please note that I cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

     

    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
  • January 20, 2023 2:50 pm

    1 week ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending