Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 13, 2023 | Updated: November 14, 2023

(November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

Good afternoon Brittany and Deanna, (or County Records Officer / Custodian 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 should already exist). 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.**

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 have also fulfilled this request for me before.

Please provide the names and salaries of ALL current Lincoln County NC Employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Hire Date
3) Current 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 these 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.
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** On a personal note -- I'd like to suggest, again, that up-to-date salary data is proactively being made “public” on the County’s website or a 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 repeated requests.
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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 explanations for 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:

  • November 14, 2023 4:10 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 14, 2023, 4:10 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    Hi Brittany,

     

    Excellent — Thanks so much!

     

    I’ve reviewed the updated document now, and I will add it to my website.

     

    Once that’s posted I will mark this request as “Completed”.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • November 14, 2023 4:06 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 14, 2023, 4:06 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    I apologize for the oversight. Please find the updated spreadsheet attached.

     

    Brittany Abernathy

    Lincoln County Human Resources

    704-479-2073

    [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine-Records-Salary-Request-11.14.2023-Revised.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 14, 2023 3:55 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 14, 2023, 3:55 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    Hi Brittany,

     

    Thanks very much for your prompt response!

     

    My request asked for:

     

    … names and salaries of ALL current Lincoln County NC Employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Hire Date
    3) Current Position / Title / Department
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    The spreadsheet you’ve provided does not include item #2 (Hire Date) as requested. Can you please revise and resend?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 14, 2023 3:45 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    cc: “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 14, 2023, 3:45 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Please find the requested information attached. All salaries are as of today, November 14, 2023.

     

    Brittany Abernathy

    Lincoln County Human Resources

    704-479-2073

    [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Sunshine-Records-Salary-Request-11.14.2023.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 13, 2023 4:37 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Deanna Rios <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 13, 2023, 4:37 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    I will be out of the office through November 19th. I will have very limited access to emal during this time.

     

    If you need immediate assistance, please contact Amanda McCrickard in the Finance Department

     

    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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 13, 2023 4:36 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Brittany Abernathy <[email protected]>, “Candy S. Burgin” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 13, 2023, 4:36 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of present day.

     

    Good afternoon Brittany and Deanna, (or County Records Officer / Custodian 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 should already exist). 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.**

     

    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 have also fulfilled this request for me before.

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of ALL current Lincoln County NC Employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Hire Date
    3) Current 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 these 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.
    ————————————
    ** On a personal note — I’d like to suggest, again, that up-to-date salary data is proactively being made “public” on the County’s website or a 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 repeated requests.
    ————————————

     

    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 explanations for 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
  • November 13, 2023 4:32 pm

    8 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending