Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 4, 2021 | Updated: June 11, 2021

(June 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Gov: New positions / employees added to payroll 01/01/15 – 01/01/2021

Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Please provide information for all new positions that have been added to Transylvania County Gov payroll during the time period of 01/01/15 through 01/01/2021.

To be clear, I'm not requesting "all salaries" for "all employees." I'm just interested in knowing what "new positions" were created / added to the payroll during the requested time period. Please include the following information for each position:

A. Position title.
B. Position yearly pay.
C. Qualifications for position.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 06/04/21: The above submission has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 11, 2021 4:13 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jonathan Griffin <[email protected]>
    cc: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>,
    Sheila Cozart <[email protected]>,
    Kate Hayes <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 11, 2021, 4:13 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Gov: New positions / employees added to payroll 01/01/15 – 01/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Jonathan,

     

    Thank you for your response! As we are an anonymous public records site, we do not have any additional information about the request to provide at this time, other than what we received initially. We will note everything you’ve said on our site so that the sender can submit a new request if they wish, which would further clarify the request. We will mark this request as completed for now.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Completed
  • June 8, 2021 4:53 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Jonathan Griffin <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>,
    Sheila Cozart <[email protected]>,
    Kate Hayes <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 8, 2021, 4:53 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (June 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Gov: New positions / employees added to payroll 01/01/15 – 01/01/2021

     

    Hello friends at Sunshine Request!

     

    I was discussing this request with our staff here and have a follow up.

     

    We don’t have any documents/records that combine both the title/salary/qualifications for a position AND when a position was added to our classification system, so we don’t have a specific document that can be referenced and provided to the individual who has made this request.

     

    This is a request for information and not a request for public records. That said, we are happy to try to provide any responsive records that may inform the requestor.

     

    Could you clarify the following: for your request, does “new position” mean:

     

    A. An additional “position” to the County’s list of job classifications (ex: we created the position of “DSS Attorney” in FY 2018, which did not previously exist as a job position/classification in Transylvania County government and so is a “new” position)
    B. Additional “new” positions within the existing County classification system (ex: we added 1 Environmental Health Program Specialist in FY 2019, but that general classification/position existed in Transylvania County government)

     

    In short, clarification on if it is “new” positions (A), or new “positions”
    (B) or “new positions” (both) would be appreciated and we could possibly give a time frame for response after that.

     

    Jonathan Griffin

    Finance Director

    Transylvania County

    p: 828-884-1931

    m: 828-556-1564


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • June 8, 2021 12:42 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 8, 2021, 12:42 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Gov: New positions / employees added to payroll 01/01/15 – 01/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Transylvania County, NC 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 by the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (June 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Gov: New positions / employees added to payroll 01/01/15 – 01/01/2021

     

    Message: “Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    Please provide information for all new positions that have been added to Transylvania County Gov payroll during the time period of 01/01/15 through 01/01/2021.

     

    To be clear, I’m not requesting “all salaries” for “all employees.” I’m just interested in knowing what “new positions” were created / added to the payroll during the requested time period. Please include the following information for each position:

     

    A. Position title.
    B. Position yearly pay.
    C. Qualifications for position.

     

    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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 4, 2021 2:44 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending