Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 26, 2024 | Updated: April 26, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (April 2024) Submission related to “Alexander County Central Office Staff Salary” and “years of service” 01/01/2020 – 04/13/2024

Date sent in to Sunshine: 04/15/24

Original Subject:
Alexander County Central Office Staff Salary

Original Message:
Please inquire about the Alexander County Central Office Staff salary and or hourly pay. By individual, title, years or service, and pay.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2020 - April 13, 2024

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.

Editor’s Note 04/30/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

1) Is this a request for “Alexander County, NC“, or for “Alexander County, Illinois” ?

2) We will assume you’re referring to Alexander County, NC. If so — please note that in addition to the submission above, since 2023 we have received several requests asking for various salary or financial data from “Alexander County, NC Schools – Central Office.” 

Just to name a few:

(September 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Schools: All current employees and salaries as of 09/28/23 or present day.

[See Editor’s Note] (November 2023) Submission related to “Alexander County Schools Central Office Staff and School Administration Salaries” 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2023

(November 2023) Request for Alexander County, NC Schools: Central Office Administration current annual salaries – including pay, incentives, bonuses. And two contracts.

A. The new submission above is asking for some of the same data that has previously been provided to us by ACS in October 2023 and in February 2024.

As written, the new request would require an unnecessary duplication of some of that same info. as well as the ACS Staff’s time to provide those records.

B. The sender indicated the “Start / End date” for all responsive records should beJanuary 01, 2020 – April 13, 2024″.

Please note: Based on our experiences requesting salary data from many entities – we feel it’s likely that ACS Central Office won’t be able to query the data in the manner requested (on a specific date in time in the past, or “on the first day of every month, since January 2020″). Most entities seem to only be able to provide salary data “as of the present day”, or within the last month. We’re happy to send in a new request once it’s revised and resubmitted to our site, but just wanted to note that possibility for your consideration when re-writing the request.

C. Similarly. You’re asking for Central Office Staff “years of service, and pay”, during the period of January 01, 2020 – April 13, 2024″.

Please note: A basic salary request typically includes: Employee name, current title/department, date of hire (in that position), and hourly wage or salary. We will interpret the phrase “years of service” to mean, “date of hire”. We find that in most cases, requesting this data point, usually happens to reveal their “years of service” as well (if the employee has worked in the same position, or multiple consecutive positions, for an extended period of time). However, we’d ask that you please clarify whether you’re asking to receive each employee’s “hire date” for every position they’ve held at ACS at any point during the time period requested.

If after reviewing the ACS’ website you are still unable to locate the records you’d like to receive — please feel free to revise and submit a new request through our site. Please clearly indicate any specific details, subject, message, dates, record types, City / County / State, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested.

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Status: Completed


  • April 26, 2024 2:57 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending