Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 17, 2024 | Updated: June 6, 2024

(May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

Good afternoon Lacie, Sheriff, Amanda, Kay, (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

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 employees. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day. You’ve also fulfilled a request like this for me before.

Please provide a list of all current Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s office employees and their salaries, 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 / rank
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 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:

  • June 6, 2024 2:22 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2024, 2:22 PM
    subject: Re: [Caution External Sender] Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Hi Amanda,

     

    Thank you for sending the PDF above on 06/04.

     

    Later this evening, or early tomorrow, I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • June 4, 2024 3:35 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 4, 2024, 3:35 PM
    subject: RE: [Caution External Sender] Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Please see the attached.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Amanda B. Prince

    County Attorney

    Columbus County

    127 West Webster Street

    Whiteville, North Carolina 28472

    910-642-5645

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 31, 2024 1:54 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Amanda Prince <[email protected]>, Kay Stephens <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2024, 1:54 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Lacie, Sheriff, Amanda, Kay, (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    I submitted the following public records request to your offices on May 17th:
    (May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    I have not received a response since I submitted the request.

     

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

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 17, 2024 3:29 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Amanda Prince <[email protected]>, Kay Stephens <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2024, 3:29 PM
    subject: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office: List of all Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Lacie, Sheriff, Amanda, Kay, (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

     

    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 employees. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day. You’ve also fulfilled a request like this for me before.

     

    Please provide a list of all current Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s office employees and their salaries, 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 / rank
    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 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
  • May 17, 2024 3:27 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending