Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 28, 2023 | Updated: December 28, 2023

[See Editor’s Note] (December 2023) Submission related to “Henderson County Sheriff’s Office – Salary Data and Starting Pay (July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023)”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 12/15/23

Original Subject:
Henderson County Sheriff's Office - Salary Data and Starting Pay (July 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023)

Original Message:
I would like to make a public records request for the following information:

Please provide all salaries for existing employees and starting salaries for all job descriptions including trainees. I would ideally like to receive the document in PDF format.

Thank you for your help!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A. Blank - December 31, 2023

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 12/28/23: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As it is written, it’s unclear what specific public records the sender would like to receive, or to what government agency the request should be sent.

1. We will assume the sender is referring to Henderson County, NC. However, this info should be clarified.

2. The sender has indicated the “Start / End date” for the responsive records should be “N/A. Blank – December 31, 2023 (meaning “as of the present day”). Whereas, the request’s Message says the time period is “July 01, 2023 – December 31, 2023”.

3. As it is written, this also seems to be a multi-part request for public records, as well as general information type questions for the government agency to answer.

– “Item 1” seems to be a request for a list of all current Sheriff’s Office employees and their salaries as of the present day.

– “Item 2” seems to be a request to know the “Starting Pay” and “Job Description” (advertised ?) for any potential “new hires” from July 01, 2023 – December 31, 2023? Or, perhaps, it’s a request to know the actual Starting Pay as well as the Current Pay for each employee and trainee who have worked for the Sheriff’s Office during that time period? 

4. Please note: Based on our experiences requesting salary data from many entities – we feel it’s likely that Henderson County 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 July”). Most entities seem to only be able to provide this info “as of the present day”. 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.

If after reviewing the County’s 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

Activity:

  • December 28, 2023 12:00 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending