Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 6, 2023 | Updated: March 13, 2023

(March 2023) Request for Montgomery Community College, in Troy NC: Current “Full Time” employees and salaries. As of 03/06/23, or present day.

Hello Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC (Records Officer),

I’m using your form at https://www.montgomery.edu/mcc-public-records-request/ to submit my public records request. However, I want to note that the form requires senders to provide:

Name (Required)
Date (Required)
Title (Required)
Organization (Required)
Address (Required)
Email (Required)
Phone (Required)
Request Description (Required)
I acknowledge that a fee may be required for the requested information, in accordance with MCC Board Policy (Required)

** By Law senders are NOT required to provide a name, address, or other personally identifying information in order to make a public records request. However, I'll just clarify (as I will again in my request below) that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

Email: [email protected]

In the spirit of transparency, I would encourage your organization to revisit that form and your current public records request fulfillment process, to ensure that you're in compliance with NC Public Records Law.

** 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.

** I am 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, 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 know that it should be possible to fulfill a records request like this one, as many other community colleges in North Carolina have already done so. 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.**

I'd now like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

(March 2023) Request for Montgomery Community College, in Troy NC: Current “Full Time” employees and salaries. As of 03/06/23, or present day.

Please provide a report or list of annual salaries for all current “Full-Time” employees of Montgomery Community College, as of 03/06/2023 (or on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

A) Employee Name
B) Current Job Title / Department
C) Current Annual Salary

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.

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. 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: Clarification Requested


  • March 13, 2023 4:51 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Amy Goodwin <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 13, 2023, 4:51 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request – Public Records Request


    Hi Amy,


    Thank you for your reply!


    I do want to ask first for some additional clarification.


    The type of salary info I’ve requested (Employee name, Title, Salary) is widely regarded and consistently produced as a public record as part of the public personnel file of community college employees. Many community colleges around the state have fulfilled a request like mine via email in 1 week, or in many cases 1 day.


    Per this note on MCC’s Public Records Request Form:


    “There is no charge for examining a public record, but there is a copy charge of $0.10 per page for any copies the College makes for the person/organization requesting the record. In addition, if the information request is for something other than a readily available document, the College will charge for the time it takes a staff person to collect or prepare the information. This charge is based on the full labor cost of the person preparing the record. The College will provide an estimate of the costs for an extraordinary request prior to making the records available for inspection or release and allow the requestor the option of either agreeing to pay the charge or revising the request to narrow its nature or scope.”


    You have indicated that “… Our staff assessed the cost and it will be $59.56 to produce the report you requested.” Can you please clarify exactly how much staff time you’ve estimated to produce this information, and at what $ rate you’re using to make that calculation? I’d also like to understand how you determine that a simple request for salaries is considered to be “extraordinary”? We find that typically, only requests that require 4 or more hours to prepare, constitute an “extensive use of personnel” or are subject to a special service charge per hour for each hour in excess of 4 hours.


    Thank you for your help!


    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 13, 2023 4:22 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Amy Goodwin <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 13, 2023, 4:22 PM
    subject: Sunshine Request – Public Records Request


    Dear Sunshine Request,


    I am following up on your records request for salary information about Montgomery Community College. Our staff assessed the cost and it will be $59.56 to produce the report you requested. If you are agreeable to moving forward, just let me know and we will proceed to collect the data. Once we receive payment we will process the requested information. Please make payment to Montgomery Community College and send it to the attention of Accounts Receivable at the address below.


    Montgomery Community College
    Attention: Accounts Receivable
    1011 Page Street
    Troy, NC 27371


    Amy Goodwin
    Director of Human Resources
    Montgomery Community College
    1011 Page Street
    Troy, NC 27371
    Phone: 910-898-9634
    Email: [email protected]
    E-Fax: 910-898-9640


    “E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and shall be disclosed to third parties when required by the statutes. (NCGS.Ch.132)”

    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 7, 2023 3:14 pm

    2 weeks ago

    **03/07/23 Editor’s Note: We submitted the request to Montgomery Community College’s public records request form at 12:30pm EST on 03/06/2023.


    You can see a screenshot of the response message we received from their website, above in our “Documents” section (File Name:“Form submission message, 03/06/23, 1230EST”). As of 1:35pm EST there is no additional update to report.


    We will follow up again in another week or so, if we haven’t received a response.


    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 6, 2023 12:29 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending