Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 22, 2023 | Updated: August 4, 2023

(June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

Hello again Dandria, Adam, Kim, (or Gaston County, NC Records Officer),

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’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 an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If it is unclear or 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 a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC Employees and their Salaries, as of 06/23/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Current Position / Title / Department
3) Date of Hire
4) Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever is applicable to the employee)

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.
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Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not 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 can respond.

By 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 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.
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** On a personal note -- I'd like to suggest that up-to-date salary data is proactively made “public” on the County’s website or a data dashboard, so that it does not have to be obtained via public records requests. It is in the public interest to provide this type of info, and it would also help to reduce staff time to fulfill requests.

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 4, 2023 3:26 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>
    cc: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>,
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 4, 2023, 3:26 PM
    subject: Re: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Adam and Dandria,

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    I’ve now marked this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Have a good weekend!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • August 1, 2023 10:29 am

    10 months ago

    from: Adam J. Gaub <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 1, 2023, 10:29 AM
    subject: RE: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Good morning,

     

    After reviewing with HR and our County Attorney’s Office, we determined we were able to provide the annual salary data you had requested. The file is attached.

     

    Thanks,

    Adam

     

    Adam J. Gaub

    Director

    Communications

    Phone: 704.866.3141

    Mobile: 520.405.9541

     

    128 W. Main Ave.

    Gastonia, NC 28052

     

    www.gastongov.com

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine-Request-EEs-7-31-23.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 18, 2023 3:07 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 18, 2023, 3:07 PM
    subject: RE: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    It’s been a good but busy month, and it’s still going!

     

    Yes, I forwarded your email clarifying your request to the appropriate department. As soon as they complete the request, I will forward it to you.

     

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions.

     

    Thanks,

    Dandria

     

    Dandria Bradley

    Deputy Director

    Communications

    Phone: 704.866.3104

    Mobile: 704.930.6179

    128 W. Main Ave.

    Gastonia, NC 28052

    www.gastongov.com


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 17, 2023 4:28 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 17, 2023, 4:28 PM
    subject: Re: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Dandria,

     

    I hope you’re having a good month so far!

     

    I just wanted to check in to see if there’s any update regarding the clarifying email I sent you on July 06? I know you said that you’d forward this to the appropriate department:
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    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 6, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Re: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Dandria,

     

    Thanks for sending that document!

     

    I just wanted to clarify:

    Item #4 from the request asks that you please provide the “Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever is applicable to the employee)”.

     

    Your spreadsheet shows every employee on the list as only having an “hourly rate”, but there’s no actual salary shown.

     

    If this wasn’t clear before, I apologize. What I’m asking is that you please provide the current annual salary for each employee. For example, if that’s $150,000 / year, please specify.

    If that type of pay structure (salaried) doesn’t apply to the employee (for example, if they’re part-time, hourly etc.) it would be fine to just provide their “hourly wage”, “hourly rate”, whatever is actually applicable to the employee.

     

    Thank you!

    —————————-

     

    If you’re able to provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request, that would be helpful.

     

    I’ll follow up again at the end of the month, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • July 6, 2023 3:47 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 6, 2023, 3:47 PM
    subject: Re: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Thank you, Dandria.

     

    I’ll follow up again in another week or so, if I don’t hear anything before then.

     

    Have a great afternoon!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 6, 2023 3:40 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 6, 2023, 3:40 PM
    subject: RE: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    I will forward this information to the appropriate department and will provide the updated record when it becomes available.

     

    Thanks,

    Dandria

     

    Dandria Bradley

    Deputy Director

    Communications

    Phone: 704.866.3104

    Mobile: 704.930.6179

    128 W. Main Ave.

    Gastonia, NC 28052

    www.gastongov.com


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 6, 2023 2:58 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 6, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Re: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Dandria,

     

    Thanks for sending that document!

     

    I just wanted to clarify:
    Item #4 from the request asks that you please provide the “Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever is applicable to the employee)”.

     

    Your spreadsheet shows every employee on the list as only having an “hourly rate”, but there’s no actual salary shown.

     

    If this wasn’t clear before, I apologize. What I’m asking is that you please provide the current annual salary for each employee. For example, if that’s $150,000 / year, please specify.
    If that type of pay structure (salaried) doesn’t apply to the employee (for example, if they’re part-time, hourly etc.) it would be fine to just provide their “hourly wage”, “hourly rate”, whatever is actually applicable to the employee.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • July 5, 2023 11:19 am

    11 months ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 5, 2023, 11:19 AM
    subject: FW: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Morning,

     

    Please find attached the records you requested. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

     

    Thanks,
    Dandria

     

    Dandria Bradley

    Deputy Director

    Communications

     

    Phone: 704.866.3104

    Mobile: 704.930.6179

     

    128 W. Main Ave.

    Gastonia, NC 28052

    www.gastongov.com

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine-Request-EEs-6-26-23.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 26, 2023 6:29 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 26, 2023, 6:29 PM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hi Dandria,

     

    Thank you for confirming!

     

    I’ll follow up again around mid-July, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 26, 2023 8:39 am

    11 months ago

    from: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 26, 2023, 8:39 AM
    subject: Re: {External} Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Good Morning,

     

    Our office has received your public records request. We will forward your request to the appropriate department for fulfillment. Due to the number of requests, I am unable to provide a timeframe, but please feel free to follow up in two weeks.

     

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

     

    Best regards,
    Dandria

     

    Dandria Bradley

    Deputy Director

    Communications

     

    Phone: 704.866.3104

    Mobile: 704.930.6179

     

    128 W. Main Ave.

    Gastonia, NC 28052

    www.gastongov.com


     

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    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 23, 2023 2:26 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Dandria Bradley <[email protected]>
    cc: “Adam J. Gaub” <[email protected]>, Kim Eagle <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 23, 2023, 2:26 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Hello again Dandria, Adam, Kim, (or Gaston County, NC 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 soon if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (June 2023) Request for Gaston County, NC Government: Current employees and salaries as of 06/23/23 [or present day]

     

    Message: “Hello again Dandria, Adam, Kim, (or Gaston County, NC Records Officer),

     

    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’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 an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If it is unclear or 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 a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC Employees and their Salaries, as of 06/23/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Current Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Current salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever is applicable to the employee)

     

    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 that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not 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 can respond.

     

    By 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 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.
    ——————

     

    ** On a personal note — I’d like to suggest that up-to-date salary data is proactively made “public” on the County’s website or a data dashboard, so that it does not have to be obtained via public records requests. It is in the public interest to provide this type of info, and it would also help to reduce staff time to fulfill requests.

     

    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
  • June 22, 2023 2:01 pm

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending