Other (indicate in message) Submitted: July 25, 2023 | Updated: August 24, 2023

(July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

Hello again Michele (or Gaston College Records Officer), all others CCed,

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
Ref: 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 am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

I do not have any further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

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 schools have fulfilled a request like mine via email in 1 week, or in many cases 1 day.

Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston College employees / staff and their salaries, as of 07/26/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Original Hire Date
3) Current Position / Title / Department
4) Current 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 machine-readable format, if possible.

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 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 or my Team. 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!

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:

  • August 24, 2023 3:51 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 24, 2023, 3:51 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Michele,

     

    Thanks for your response!

     

    I reviewed the file you sent, and will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • August 22, 2023 1:43 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 22, 2023, 1:43 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Please find attached the requested information.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Michele Avendano

    Director-Human Resources

    Gaston College

    201 Highway 321 South

    Dallas, NC 28034

    704-922-2266 (phone)

    704-922-2330 (fax)

    [email protected]

    www.gaston.edu

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“SunshineRequest-Public-Records-Request-07.26.2023.pdf”) at top left in our documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 16, 2023 11:33 am

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 16, 2023, 11:33 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Michele,

     

    Thanks for your reply.

     

    I’ll check in again around the end of the month, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 15, 2023 11:06 am

    10 months ago

    from: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 15, 2023, 11:06 AM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    I apologize for the delay. This request has been received and I will try and have this to you sometime in the next week or so.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 11, 2023 12:29 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Aug 11, 2023, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Good afternoon Michele (or Gaston College Records Officer), all others CCed,

     

    I’m following up on my public records request in the email thread above. It was first submitted to your offices on Wed, Jul 26, 12:49 PM.

     

    REF: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    I have not received any response since submitting the request.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt of the request, and let me know that it will begin processing? Please provide an anticipated date for the completion of this request.

     

    I will make one more attempt to follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • July 26, 2023 12:49 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michele Avendano <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jul 26, 2023, 12:49 PM
    subject: Public Records Request: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Hello again Michele (or Gaston College Records Officer), all others CCed,

     

    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 soon if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2023) Request for Gaston College, in NC: All current employees and salaries as of 07/26/23 [or present day]

     

    Message: “Hello again Michele (or Gaston College Records Officer), all others CCed,

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: 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 am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

     

    I do not have any further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    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 schools have fulfilled a request like mine via email in 1 week, or in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Gaston College employees / staff and their salaries, as of 07/26/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Original Hire Date
    3) Current Position / Title / Department
    4) Current 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 machine-readable 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 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 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 or my Team. 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!”

     

    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
  • July 25, 2023 4:56 pm

    10 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending