Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 22, 2024 | Updated: May 28, 2024

(May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Info related to termination of Human Resources Director. 01/01/2024 – 05/22/2024

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. **

Regarding the termination of Candy Stevens Burgin who previously served as the Human Resources Director for Lincoln County, NC Government.

If such a record exists –
Please provide the following electronic records related to Ms. Stevens’ termination, during the specific time period of 01/01/2024 through 05/22/2024:

A. Any and all documents related to the decision to terminate Candy Stevens, including but not limited to memoranda, reports, emails, and meeting minutes.

B. Ms. Stevens termination letter, and any accompanying documentation outlining the reasons for her termination.

C. Records detailing the process followed in the termination of Ms. Stevens, including any investigations, attendees, hearings, or disciplinary actions leading up to the termination.

D. Copy of Final Employee Action Form, with any needed redactions of personal information.
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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 3:20 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>, Deanna Rios <[email protected]>, Davin Madden <[email protected]>
    date: May 28, 2024, 3:20 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Info related to termination of Human Resources Director. 01/01/2024 – 05/22/2024

     

    Hi Megan,

     

    Thank you for your prompt assistance with my request!

     

    I reviewed your response from 05/24. Later today or early tomorrow I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

    ———–

     

    In regard to sending requests directly to you and Davin:

    I just want to note that by Law I’m allowed to submit a request for public records directly to anyone who I feel might be the custodian / custodian(s) of those records, or the appropriate entity to help get a request fulfilled. That’s why in some cases, you’ll see I also CC the HR or Finance Departments, etc — depending on the records I’m requesting. I find that this is often the most expedient way to get a response to a request to confirm it is being processed.

     

    Moving forward I will submit any new requests to you and Davin first. However, please note that if I don’t receive a reply or if I need to follow up with various departments, then I will include anyone who may be relevant in my response. 

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • May 24, 2024 11:55 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>, Deanna Rios <[email protected]>, Davin Madden <[email protected]>
    date: May 24, 2024, 11:55 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Info related to termination of Human Resources Director. 01/01/2024 – 05/22/2024

     

    Please see attached requested documentation.

     

    The following requested information cannot be released and is considered confidential pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-98:

    Any and all documents related to the decision to terminate Candy Stevens, including but not limited to memoranda, reports, emails, and meeting minutes.

    Records detailing the process followed in the termination of Ms. Stevens, including any investigations, attendees, hearings, or disciplinary actions leading up to the termination.

     

    Also, please send all requests related to Lincoln County directly to myself and Davin Madden ([email protected]) moving forward.

     

    Thank you.

     

    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

    Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 132, Public Records, this electronic mail message and any attachments hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) sent in response to it, may be considered public record and as such subject to request and review by anyone at any time.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 2 files referenced (“republicrecordsrequest_may2024requestforlincolnc-1.zip” at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 22, 2024 6:18 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 22, 2024, 6:18 PM
    subject: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Info related to termination of Human Resources Director. 01/01/2024 – 05/22/2024

     

    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. **

     

    Regarding the termination of Candy Stevens Burgin who previously served as the Human Resources Director for Lincoln County, NC Government.

     

    If such a record exists –
    Please provide the following electronic records related to Ms. Stevens’ termination, during the specific time period of 01/01/2024 through 05/22/2024:

     

    A. Any and all documents related to the decision to terminate Candy Stevens, including but not limited to memoranda, reports, emails, and meeting minutes.

     

    B. Ms. Stevens termination letter, and any accompanying documentation outlining the reasons for her termination.

     

    C. Records detailing the process followed in the termination of Ms. Stevens, including any investigations, attendees, hearings, or disciplinary actions leading up to the termination.

     

    D. Copy of Final Employee Action Form, with any needed redactions of personal information.
    ————————————

     

    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 22, 2024 6:17 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending