Other (indicate in message) Submitted: October 27, 2023 | Updated: November 21, 2023

(October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

Good Evening Sylvia (or Alexander County Records Officer / Custodian of the records),

Please reply promptly to the public records request below, which is being made 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 the request 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.**

This request is related specifically to Alexander County Department of Social Services (DSS) employees. During the specific time period of 03/04/2023 through 10/27/2023 or present day [on the date the query is performed].
 
If such records exist –
 
A. Please provide the Dates and Types of each employee’s promotions, demotions, transfers, suspensions, separations, other changes in position classifications, any disciplinary actions, and demotions for disciplinary reasons.
 
Please include a General Description and the Reason for each of these Types of events.

Please include each employee’s name / title / salary (as well as designation of full time or part time).
 
B. Please provide the electronic copy of the Notice of the Final Decision setting forth the specific acts or omissions for the basis of dismissal due to disciplinary reasons.
 
Ideally, I’d like to receive these 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 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 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!

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 21, 2023 4:11 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 21, 2023, 4:11 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: [EXTERNAL]Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    I am out of the office at this time. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Brandi Jones at 632-1132. Thanks!


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 21, 2023, 4:11 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia,

     

    Thanks very much for your assistance with this particular request.

     

    I reviewed the two documents you sent, and I will now mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Have a good Thanksgiving!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • November 15, 2023 3:09 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2023, 3:09 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

    The information requested is provided in the attached documents.

    Thank you,

     

    Sylvia L. Turnmire, Director

    Alexander County Human Resources

    Ph. 828.632.1132

     

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. (1959)

     

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    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 2 files referenced (“reexternalpublicrecordsrequest_october2023request.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 8, 2023 4:33 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>, “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 8, 2023, 4:33 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Re: Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: DSS Director timesheets 05/04/2022 – 10/27/2023 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    You may or may not be aware that I frequently send records requests to many different entities, and that I post all of the communications I receive about a particular request on my website. This is for the public’s benefit, to learn about the request process.

     

    For organizational purposes I’d ask that you please consider any requests I send to you to be unique / separate requests, and that you please do not communicate with me about multiple requests within one email.

     

    I interpret your message today to mean that you’re working on my two requests for the following, and that you received the emails I recently sent you about each:

     

    (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: DSS Director timesheets 05/04/2022 – 10/27/2023 or present day.     [ << this is the request in the email thread above ]

     

    I will note your response on my website. However, I’d ask that when replying to me about a specific request, you please do so on its appropriate (separate) email thread.

     

    Thank you for your continued help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 8, 2023 4:11 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>, “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 8, 2023, 4:11 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Re: Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: DSS Director timesheets 05/04/2022 – 10/27/2023 or present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

    I received both requests and your follow-up emails on both. I will reply with the information as soon as I can.

    Thanks,

    Sylvia Turnmire

    Confidentiality Notice:

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    message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and
    delete this message and any copies. Thank you.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 7, 2023 1:29 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>, “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2023, 1:29 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia, and all others CCed.

     

    I’m following up regarding my public records request above, submitted to your offices on October 27th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>, “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 27, 2023, 5:17 PM
    subject: Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    I haven’t received a reply from anyone since I submitted the request.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt to let me know my request will begin processing? And, if possible, can you please provide me with an anticipated date for its completion?

     

    I’ll follow up in 1 week, if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 27, 2023 5:17 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>, “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 27, 2023, 5:17 PM
    subject: Public records request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: Any DSS employee promotions, demotions, transfers, dismissals, separations, disciplinary actions etc. From 03/04/23 – 10/27/23 or present day.

     

    Good Evening Sylvia (or Alexander County Records Officer / Custodian of the records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the public records request below, which is being made 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 the request 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.**

     

    This request is related specifically to Alexander County Department of Social Services (DSS) employees. During the specific time period of 03/04/2023 through 10/27/2023 or present day [on the date the query is performed].

     

    If such records exist –

     

    A. Please provide the Dates and Types of each employee’s promotions, demotions, transfers, suspensions, separations, other changes in position classifications, any disciplinary actions, and demotions for disciplinary reasons.

     

    Please include a General Description and the Reason for each of these Types of events.

     

    Please include each employee’s name / title / salary (as well as designation of full time or part time).

     

    B. Please provide the electronic copy of the Notice of the Final Decision setting forth the specific acts or omissions for the basis of dismissal due to disciplinary reasons.

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive these 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 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 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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • October 27, 2023 5:10 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending