Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 5, 2024 | Updated: June 6, 2024

(June 2024) Request for Cherokee County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries from 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2022.

Good evening Candy, Tania, Randy, Maria, (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) 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 already exists). 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 Cherokee County, NC employees and their salaries for the years 2016 - 2022. I’m requesting this data for anyone who has been employed at any time from January 01, 2016 through December 31, 2022. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Hire Date
3) Position / Title / Department
4) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]

However, if it’s not possible to query the data in the manner requested – then it will be sufficient if you can provide a list of “all current employees and their salaries” instead.

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. 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 clear explanations of 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.

Editor’s Note 06/05/24: The original submission we received has been revised for clarity.

The sender indicated that the responsive records should include the specific time period of January 01, 2016 through December 31, 2022.

Based on our experiences requesting basic salary data from many entities – we feel it’s likely the County won’t be able to query the data in the manner requested (on a specific date in time in the past, or “on the first day of every month, from January 2016 through December 2022). Most entities seem to only be able to provide salary data “as of the present day”, or within the last month.

In the future we’d be happy to send in a new request for salary data, but just wanted to note that possibility for your consideration when writing any future requests.

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • June 6, 2024 8:03 am

    6 days ago

    from: Maria Hass <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, “Candy R. Anderson” <[email protected]>
    cc: Tania Firebaugh <[email protected]>, Randy Wiggins <[email protected]>, Mandi Amos <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2024, 8:03 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Cherokee County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries from 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2022.

     

    Dear Requestor:

     

    Your public records request has been forwarded to our Human Resources Department for fulfilment.

     

    Best,

    Maria

     

    Maria Hass

    Assistant County Manager

    Clerk to Board of County Commissioners
    75 Peachtree St.
    Murphy, NC 28906

    Ph: 828-835-8578

    Fax: 828-837-9684

    [email protected]

    Link to Website

     

    Pursuant to North Carolina General Statues Chapter 132, Public Records, this electronic mail message and any attachments hereto, as well as any electronic mail messages that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to request and review by anyone at any time.  Also, the information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential.  We will withhold confidential correspondences that are tagged as “Confidential” from public record requests.  If this e-mail contains protected health information or personal identifying information, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, except as permitted by law.  If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting it from your computer. 


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 5, 2024 7:08 pm

    6 days ago

    from: Randy Wiggins <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 5, 2024, 7:08 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Cherokee County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries from 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2022.

     

    I am currently out of the office and will be returning June 12th.  For immediate assistance please contact Maria Hass at [email protected].


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], Randy Wiggins <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Jun 5, 2024, 7:08 PM
    subject: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Cherokee County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries from 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2022.

     

    Good evening Candy, Tania, Randy, Maria, (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) 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 already exists). 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 Cherokee County, NC employees and their salaries for the years 2016 – 2022. I’m requesting this data for anyone who has been employed at any time from January 01, 2016 through December 31, 2022. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Hire Date
    3) Position / Title / Department
    4) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]

     

    However, if it’s not possible to query the data in the manner requested – then it will be sufficient if you can provide a list of “all current employees and their salaries” instead.

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. 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 clear explanations of 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
  • June 5, 2024 7:06 pm

    6 days ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending