Other (indicate in message) Submitted: October 4, 2023 | Updated: October 13, 2023

(October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

Good Afternoon 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 is a multi-part request related to all County employee salaries, as well as salaries / info about employees receiving travel or vehicle allowances.

A. Please provide the names and salaries of ALL Alexander County, NC Employees as of 10/04/23 or present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Position / title / department
3) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]

B. Please provide the names, salaries, and amounts of allowances, for all County employees that receive any travel and/or vehicle allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Position / title / department
3) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]
4) Type and amount of Travel and/or Vehicle allowance received on a monthly or yearly basis [whichever structure applies].

Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel or 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:

  • October 13, 2023 12:16 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 13, 2023, 12:16 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia,

     

    Excellent – Thank you for clarifying!

     

    I’ll review this document and get it added to our website.

     

    I will now mark this request as “Completed”.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • October 13, 2023 12:10 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Fox, Shane” <[email protected]>, “Faulkenberry, Ben” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 13, 2023, 12:10 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    The file is updated with three worksheets – one with employee salaries, the second with vehicle allowances, and the third with travel reimbursements received 07/01/2023 to 10/6/23.

     

    To clarify your first question, the vehicle allowance is monthly stipend paid to an employee for the cost of using a personal motor vehicle for work purposes. It is intended to cover typical costs of maintenance, fuel, and general wear-and-tear.

     

    The third tab addresses your question regarding travel expenses.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Sylvia Turnmire

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 9, 2023 3:17 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 9, 2023, 3:17 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia,

     

    Thanks for your speedy reply!

     

    Item # B.4. of the request calls for “Type and amount of Travel and/or Vehicle allowance received on a monthly or yearly basis [whichever structure applies].”

     

    – First:
    Worksheet page 2 shows me “Vehicle allowance” only. I interpret vehicle allowance to mean costs to cover “gas” and “travel incidentals”, only. Is that correct? If there is some other type of expenditure accounted for within a “vehicle allowance”, please specify what that may be.

     

    – Second:
    There is no other language or worksheet provided that specifies any “Travel allowances.” If this aspect of my request was unclear, I apologize. When I say “travel”, I mean “compensation provided to cover employee travel expenses (incurred while traveling for business purposes).” For example: Transportation, lodging, meals, and other incidentals while on the job. If this type of expense is the same / overlapping cost as what was already provided via the “Vehicle allowance” tab, please let me know.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • October 6, 2023 1:22 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 6, 2023, 1:22 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

    The information requested is attached, in two separate worksheets.

     

    Thank you,

    Sylvia Turnmire

    HR

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Employee-Salaries-October-1-2023.xlsx‘)  at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 6, 2023 10:31 am

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 6, 2023, 10:31 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Hi Sylvia,

     

    It’s unclear why you are unable to process the request until after 10/15.

     

    However, if you are saying that the data is currently available to you right now, as of 10/01/23, and can be provided quickly, then yes — please proceed to provide the data “as of 10/01/23”.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 6, 2023 8:49 am

    9 months ago

    from: Turnmire, Sylvia <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 6, 2023, 8:49 AM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL]Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Good morning, I received your request. In order to provide you with data as of 10/4/2023, I cannot complete the request until after 10/15/2023. If you are willing to accept data as of 10/1/2023, please let me know and I will go ahead and process your request.

    Thanks.

    Sylvia Turnmire

     

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    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 4, 2023 2:58 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 4, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Public Records Request. (October 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Government: List of all employees and their salaries. And list of employee vehicle / travel allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day.

     

    Good Afternoon 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 is a multi-part request related to all County employee salaries, as well as salaries / info about employees receiving travel or vehicle allowances.

     

    A. Please provide the names and salaries of ALL Alexander County, NC Employees as of 10/04/23 or present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Position / title / department
    3) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]

     

    B. Please provide the names, salaries, and amounts of allowances, for all County employees that receive any travel and/or vehicle allowances. As of 10/04/23 or present day (on the date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Position / title / department
    3) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]
    4) Type and amount of Travel and/or Vehicle allowance received on a monthly or yearly basis [whichever structure applies].

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel or 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 4, 2023 2:54 pm

    9 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending