Buncombe County Submitted: March 14, 2024 | Updated: April 9, 2024

(March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

Good evening Kassi and Michael (or 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. **

I already tried to locate the requested info via the County’s data dashboard. However, the dashboard is too generalized, and the only salary data shown is just “Department, Position Title, Salary Grade, Position Type, Lowest Pay Currently in Position, Highest Pay Currently in Position, Average (or Actual Pay Currently in Position), Number of Positions”. https://www.buncombecounty.org/transparency/dashboards/financial/county-positions-pay-salaries.aspx

Please provide the names and salaries of all Buncombe County Department of Social Services [DSS] employees as of the date 03/01/24. If for some reason it isn’t possible for you to query the data in that manner (on a specific date in the past) then it will be sufficient if you provide this data as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Date of hire
3) Position / title / department
4) 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 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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 9, 2024 12:21 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 9, 2024, 12:21 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thanks for your message on 04/08.

     

    I reviewed the document you sent me, and later today I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your assistance with my request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • April 8, 2024 10:40 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 8, 2024, 10:40 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Good morning Sunshine-please see the attached. Thanks,

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

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    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine_PRR_DSSemployees.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 5, 2024 3:40 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 5, 2024, 3:40 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    I hope you’ve been well.

     

    I just wanted to follow up to see if there is any update you can provide on the status of my request?

     

    (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    If possible, can you please provide an anticipated timeline or date for its completion? I’ll wait to follow up again until the time you specify.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 18, 2024 12:19 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 18, 2024, 12:19 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of my request.

     

    I’ll follow up again later this month, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 15, 2024 1:25 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 15, 2024, 1:25 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Hi Sunshine, confirming receipt. Will add it to the cue. Thanks,

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

    Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • Linkedin

     


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    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 14, 2024 6:26 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 14, 2024, 6:26 PM
    subject: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government: All DSS employees and their salaries as of 03/01/24, or as of present day.

     

    Good evening Kassi and Michael (or 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. **

     

    I already tried to locate the requested info via the County’s data dashboard. However, the dashboard is too generalized, and the only salary data shown is just “Department, Position Title, Salary Grade, Position Type, Lowest Pay Currently in Position, Highest Pay Currently in Position, Average (or Actual Pay Currently in Position), Number of Positions”. https://www.buncombecounty.org/transparency/dashboards/financial/county-positions-pay-salaries.aspx

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of all Buncombe County Department of Social Services [DSS] employees as of the date 03/01/24. If for some reason it isn’t possible for you to query the data in that manner (on a specific date in the past) then it will be sufficient if you provide this data as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Date of hire
    3) Position / title / department
    4) 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 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
  • March 14, 2024 6:25 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending