from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
to: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
cc: [email protected], “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>
date: May 19, 2023, 2:01 PM
subject: Records Request: (May 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of 05/18/23 or present day.
Hello again Brittany (or Lincoln County, NC Government. 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 before the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.
Here are the details of the request:
Subject: (May 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of 05/18/23 or present day.
Message: “Hello again Brittany (or Lincoln County, NC Government. Records Officer),
Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
** 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 employee names and salaries for ALL current Lincoln County, NC Government employees, as of 05/18/2023 or present day [date the query is performed]. Please include the following:
1) Employee’s first / last name.
2) Employee’s current job position / title / department.
3) Employee’s date of hire.
4) Employee’s current salary.
Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format, if possible.
If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
** On a personal note — I’d like to suggest again that up-to-date salary data is proactively made “public” on the County’s website or data dashboard, so that it does not have to be obtained via repeated 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.
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 (explanations / calculations used to determine 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:
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.
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.
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