Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 28, 2024 | Updated: April 23, 2024

(March 2024) Request for Wake County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries. As of the present day.

Good evening Lisa (or Wake County Schools Records Officers / 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

SUBJECT:
(March 2024) Request for Wake County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries. As of the present day.

MESSAGE:
The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of school employees. Many NC school systems fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day. You have also fulfilled this request for me before.

Please provide the names and salaries of all current employees / faculty / staff, at Wake County, NC Public Schools. 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.

** 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. **
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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, address, or purpose to associate with a public records request. However, 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 03/29/24: The submission above has been revised for clarity.


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Status: Response Received from Government

Activity:

  • April 23, 2024 11:35 am

    8 hours ago

    from: Wake County Public School System <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 23, 2024, 11:35 AM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request. Wake County, NC Schools: All employees and salaries as of present day.

     

    Sunshine Request Team,

     

    Here is the employee roster as of 04/01/24 with hire dates included. Please note that the hire date represents the date they were first hired by WCPSS, and not the date they were hired for their current position.

     

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mHJ_qVDg8zXbmf_jAyJCFuspTPWWiOWs/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=100484882970312418483&rtpof=true&sd=true​

     

    Thank you,
    Farida Qalandri
    Wake County Public School System

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “Employee-Roster-2024-04-01.xlsx” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 19, 2024 2:45 pm

    4 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Lisa Luten _ Staff – Communications <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 19, 2024, 2:46 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request. Wake County, NC Schools: All employees and salaries as of present day.

     

    Good afternoon Lisa (and / or WCPS Records Officer),

     

    Thank you for sending the spreadsheet above on 04/18. However, this request is not complete.

     

    I requested the following:

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of all current employees / faculty / staff, at Wake County, NC Public Schools. 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]

     

    I submitted the request on March 28th. Can you please clarify why the document I received indicates that the responsive data is from “03/04/24” (and not as of 03/28 or 04/18). Also, can you please clarify why the “date of hire” has not been provided?

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 18, 2024 2:22 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Wake County Public School System <[email protected]>
    reply-to: [email protected]
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 18, 2024, 2:22 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request. Wake County, NC Schools: All employees and salaries as of present day

     

    Wake County Public School System
    Apr 18, 2:22pm

     

    Hello,

     

    Your request has been fulfilled in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act.

    Within the link below you will find public records responsive to your request.

     

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_3bqZyRnE4vLGo_Mm6r9rOHj4t38rvsrRXDLcG7GLZ8/edit?usp=share_link

     

    This request has been fully processed and is closed.

     

    Farida Qalandri
    Wake County Public School System

     

    Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Employee Roster – 2024-03-04.xlsx“) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 11, 2024 1:53 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Lisa Luten _ Staff – Communications <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 11, 2024, 1:53 PM
    subject: Re: Thank You from Wake County Public School System

     

    Good afternoon Lisa (or WCPS Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these records),

     

    I submitted the following Public Records Request to your offices via your online form (https://www.wcpss.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=20445) on March 28, 2024 at 6:13pm EST:

     

    Subject:
    Public Records Request. Wake County, NC Schools: All employees and salaries as of present day.

     

    I have not received a response since submitting the request (other than the auto-reply from [email protected] confirming the form was submitted).

     

    Please confirm receipt of my request to let me know it has begun processing, and please provide an anticipated date for its completion.

     

    If I do not hear back in 1 week, I will follow up again.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 28, 2024 6:13 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Wake County Public School System <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 28, 2024, 6:14 PM
    subject: Thank You from Wake County Public School System

     

    Hi Sunshine Request,

     

    Thank you for contacting the Wake County Public School System. We do our best to review all submissions as quickly as possible. You should receive a reply from someone on our staff within two school days. Please know your concerns are important to us.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Wake County Public School System


     

    Public Records Request

     

    Thank you for contacting us! Every question and concern we receive is valuable. If you requested a personal response, we will do our best to get back to you within two school days. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

     

    Sincerely,

    Wake County Public School System


     

    Editor’s Note: We submitted the following request to Wake County, NC Public Schools via their public records request form (https://www.wcpss.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=20445) on 03/28/24 at 6:13pm EST. 

     

    We will follow up again in another week or so, if we haven’t received a response. Any update we receive will be posted on our website, as soon as we’re able to post them.

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Subject:

    Public Records Request. Wake County, NC Schools: All employees and salaries as of present day.

     

    Description:

    Good evening Lisa (or Wake County Schools Records Officers / 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

     

    SUBJECT:

    (March 2024) Request for Wake County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries. As of the present day.

     

    MESSAGE:

    The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of school employees. Many NC school systems fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day. You have also fulfilled this request for me before.

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of all current employees / faculty / staff, at Wake County, NC Public Schools. 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.

     

    ** 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 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, address, or purpose to associate with a public records request. However, 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 28, 2024 6:05 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending