Other (indicate in message) Submitted: January 17, 2024 | Updated: February 26, 2024

(January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

Good afternoon Tonya and Agnes (or Records Officer / Custodian 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 “bi-weekly timesheets” for ALL employees at the City of Wilson, NC “Wastewater Plant”, during the specific time period of 12/26/2023 through 01/08/2024. I am simply asking for the electronic copy of all Wastewater Plant employees’ hourly timesheets on the dates listed.

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

Activity:

  • February 26, 2024 2:07 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 26, 2024, 2:07 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Hi Agnes,

     

    I reviewed the email you sent on 02/22. I will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

    ** Editor’s Note to Sender: This info. comes from our FAQs page:

     

    Who should I contact if I think there are results of requests that have been improperly disclosed or should be redacted?

     

    The results of all Completed requests are published on our site, and have been provided to Sunshine Request directly by the disclosing government agency (government entity).

     

    Sunshine Request’s policy in situations involving an alleged improper disclosure is to refer you to the disclosing agency (government entity). If any party feels that an alleged improper disclosure has taken place, please contact the disclosing agency (government entity) directly.

     

    If the disclosing agency, after a review of your case, determines that confidential information was improperly disclosed, and notifies us of such disclosure, we will then be able to review your case.

     

    Similarly — Sunshine Request has reviewed any info given to us from the City of Wilson to determine if it satisfies the initial request. We make no claim as to the veracity of records / responses we receive from Entities. If you have reason to believe that the City has improperly disclosed (or is not disclosing) all available public records in accordance with NC Public Records Law, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.

     

    Thank your for using www.sunshinerequest.com!


    Status: Completed
  • February 22, 2024 7:29 am

    5 months ago

    from: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 22, 2024, 7:29 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good morning,

     

    As stated in the email, what was redacted included confidential information about individual personnel related usage of time.

     

    Thanks,

    Agnes

     

    Agnes M. Speight

    City of Wilson

    P.O. Box 10

    1800 Herring Ave.

    Wilson, NC  27894

    252-399-2251


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 21, 2024 3:18 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 21, 2024, 3:18 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good afternoon Agnes,

     

    Thanks for your patience.

     

    We understand that you made redactions “in accordance with applicable law”. However, for the clarity of our Team as well as the users on our website, can you please explain what info was redacted on the right side of the spreadsheet? Particularly — what kind of redacted info. is above the “Total quantity” ?

     

    Please see just one example of this, attached [screenshot].

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 screenshot referenced (“Screenshot 2024-02-21 at 3.15.08 PM.png”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • February 15, 2024 5:16 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 15, 2024, 5:16 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Hi Anges,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I will review your email with our Team, and I will consider my response as soon as possible.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 14, 2024 6:30 am

    5 months ago

    from: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 14, 2024, 6:30 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good morning,

     

    The redactions that you have inquired about were made in accordance with applicable law to prevent the disclosure of confidential personnel information in the form of individual sick, vacation, and compensatory time usage by employees during the respective pay periods.

     

    Thanks,

    Agnes

     

    Agnes M. Speight

    City of Wilson

    P.O. Box 10

    1800 Herring Ave.

    Wilson, NC  27894

    252-399-2251


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 12, 2024 3:58 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 12, 2024, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Hi Agnes,

     

    In regarding to the following request:

     

    Please provide the “bi-weekly timesheets” for ALL employees at the City of Wilson, NC “Wastewater Plant”, during the specific time period of 12/26/2023 through 01/08/2024. I am simply asking for the electronic copy of all Wastewater Plant employees’ hourly timesheets on the dates listed.

     

    Looking at the document I received — it seems like you’ve redacted each individual employee’s rate of pay. And if so, then I understand that’s a valid exemption.

     

    However, on the right side of the document it seems like you’ve left only the “total quantity of hours worked” visible, but there’s a redacted block above that which I assume would have included the total amount they were paid. I believe that the UNC SOG article you referenced, as well as David Lawrence’s book, both indicate that the amount the employees were paid is their salary, that information is public, and it should be included on the document.

     

    If there is a dollar amount listed above the total quantity on the right side, then I feel strongly that this is a financial record, and it should be provided to me as you’ve done before (when you’ve fulfilled many other salary related requests for me in 2022 and 2023).

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • February 7, 2024 2:40 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 7, 2024, 2:40 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Hi Agnes,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I understand the referenced article from UNC SOG was written in 2010.

     

    I will need to 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
  • February 7, 2024 2:10 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 7, 2024, 2:10 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    The City redacted non-public and confidential information pertaining to employee benefits, leave accruals, and other similar information that is not strictly financial information to protect employee privacy in accordance with the attached UNC School of Government guidance.

     

    Thanks,

    Agnes

     

    Agnes M. Speight

    City of Wilson

    P.O. Box 10

    1800 Herring Ave.

    Wilson, NC  27894

    252-399-2251

     

    Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 132,et.seq., this electronic mail message and any attachment hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to requests for review.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Are-Local-Government-Employee-Time-Sheets-Public-Records_-Applying-the-Framework-for-Answering-Questions-About-Public-Records-Requests-Coates-Canons-NC-Local-Government-Law.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 5, 2024 7:16 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 5, 2024, 7:16 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good evening Agnes,

     

    I reviewed the file you sent on 02/02, and have added it to our website.

     

    Before I can mark this request as “Completed” — I wanted to ask if you can please explain the reason for redactions throughout the document?

     

    If you feel there is “confidential info” that cannot be shared, then can you please explain at a high level what type of info. has been redacted, and where its omission is justified under NC Public Records Law?

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • February 2, 2024 11:42 am

    5 months ago

    from: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 2, 2024, 11:42 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good morning,

     

    Please see attached.

     

    Thanks,

    Agnes

     

    Agnes M. Speight

    City of Wilson

    P.O. Box 10

    1800 Herring Ave.

    Wilson, NC  27894

    252-399-2251

     

    Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 132,et.seq., this electronic mail message and any attachment hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to requests for review.

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine-Public-Records-Request_WWTP_Feb2024.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 30, 2024 5:35 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tonya West <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>, [email protected], Grant Goings <[email protected]>, Rebecca Agner <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 30, 2024, 5:35 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good evening Tonya, Agnes, or Records Officer / Records Custodians,

     

    I submitted the following public records request to your offices on January 17th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tonya West <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>, [email protected], Grant Goings <[email protected]>, Rebecca Agner <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 17, 2024, 12:55 PM
    subject: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    I have not received any response since I submitted the request.

     

    Please confirm receipt of the request to let me know it has begun processing — and 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!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • January 17, 2024 12:55 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tonya West <[email protected]>
    cc: Agnes Speight <[email protected]>, [email protected],
    Grant Goings <[email protected]>, Rebecca Agner <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 17, 2024, 12:55 PM
    subject: Public records request. (January 2024) Request for City of Wilson, NC Government: Bi-weekly timesheets for all Wastewater Plant employees. From 12/26/23 – 01/08/24.

     

    Good afternoon Tonya and Agnes (or Records Officer / Custodian 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 “bi-weekly timesheets” for ALL employees at the City of Wilson, NC “Wastewater Plant”, during the specific time period of 12/26/2023 through 01/08/2024. I am simply asking for the electronic copy of all Wastewater Plant employees’ hourly timesheets on the dates listed.

     

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

     

    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
  • January 17, 2024 12:51 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending