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

(May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Gross earnings with no reductions, for all employees working in the 2023 calendar year.

Good evening Brittany, Deanna, Davin, (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

** 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. **

Throughout 2022, 2023, and 2024 you fulfilled many requests from me (Sunshine Request) asking for basic employee salary data such as name, hire date, position, and salary. Most recently, you completed a request for that data again on March 25, 2024. Thank you!

The list of salaries you provided on March 25th [file name: Lincoln-County-Employees-as-of-3.25.24.xlsx] provides good base salary info, as it shows “hourly rate” and the “annual pay” for each employee.

I would now like to request that you please please provide me with a list of each employee’s “gross earnings with no reductions” (IE: Box 3 on W-2, Social Security Wages) for all Lincoln County, NC employees for the 2023 year (01/01/23 - 12/31/23). I am requesting this info to help review earnings including all supplements, differentials, incentives, additional duty, longevity, overtime and any other pay. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Gross Earnings for 2023

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel, PDF, 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. the info that should be requested.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 28, 2024 3:05 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    date: May 28, 2024, 3:05 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Gross earnings with no reductions, for all employees working in the 2023 calendar year.

     

    Hi Megan,

     

    Thank you very much for your prompt assistance with my request!

     

    I’ve reviewed the file you sent on 05/24, and later today or early tomorrow I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • May 24, 2024 3:00 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    date: May 24, 2024, 3:00 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Gross earnings with no reductions, for all employees working in the 2023 calendar year.

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    Please see attached the requested information.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Megan H. Gilbert

    COUNTY ATTORNEY | LINCOLN COUNTY

    353 N. Generals Blvd.

    P.O. Box 738

    Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Main: 704-736-8471

    Direct: 704-666-6965

     

    Please take note that my email address has recently changed to [email protected]

     

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    Disclaimer

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Gross-Earnings-2023.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 23, 2024 5:59 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: May 23, 2024, 5:59 PM
    subject: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Gross earnings with no reductions, for all employees working in the 2023 calendar year.

     

    Good evening Brittany, Deanna, Davin, (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

     

    ** 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. **

     

    Throughout 2022, 2023, and 2024 you fulfilled many requests from me (Sunshine Request) asking for basic employee salary data such as name, hire date, position, and salary. Most recently, you completed a request for that data again on March 25, 2024. Thank you!

     

    The list of salaries you provided on March 25th [file name: Lincoln-County-Employees-as-of-3.25.24.xlsx] provides good base salary info, as it shows “hourly rate” and the “annual pay” for each employee.

     

    I would now like to request that you please please provide me with a list of each employee’s “gross earnings with no reductions” (IE: Box 3 on W-2, Social Security Wages) for all Lincoln County, NC employees for the 2023 year (01/01/23 – 12/31/23). I am requesting this info to help review earnings including all supplements, differentials, incentives, additional duty, longevity, overtime and any other pay. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Gross Earnings for 2023

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel, PDF, 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
  • May 23, 2024 5:57 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending