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

[See Editor’s Note] (February 2023) Submission related to “Public request for salary” in Gaston County, NC

Date sent in to Sunshine: 02/27/23

Original Subject:
Public request for salary

Original Message:
Hello Gaston County, NC Government,
I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:
Please provide a list of all Gaston County, NC employees and their salaries as of February 25,2023 . Please include First and Last Name, Date of Hire, Current Position, and Current Salary. Excel format would be preferable if possible.
Thank you for your assistance!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
February 25, 2023 - February 28, 2023

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Editor’s Note 02/28/23: The above submission has been marked as “Completed”.

We are still actively working with Gaston County to fulfill a similar request for “… ALL current Gaston County, NC employees and their base yearly salaries, as of 01/20/2023 (or on the date the query is performed)“, sent to their offices on January 23. Please keep track of all updates we’ve received, at the following URL:


Our next scheduled follow up will be at the end of February. At whatever point the request has been marked as “Completed”, if the sender would like revise and submit a new request through our website they are encouraged to do so.

As we continue to receive frequent requests related to Gaston County or Gaston College salaries — we would also like to suggest again that future senders review our View All Requests page before submitting a new request. Please check to see if the responsive records you hope to receive have already been provided. Those requests can be accessed by performing a search for the word ” Gaston ” on our website.

We do not know whether Gaston County Government already has a public data dashboard with salary info, and/or if their salary info is proactively being made public online.

While we are happy to continue to send in records requests on the sender’s behalf to obtain updated salary info — we’d like to recommend again that if the sender plans to request updated employee salaries on a monthly or even semi-regular basis, we strongly recommend they try getting in touch with Gaston County (if you have not already done so) and ask them to consider posting that type of info on their website (or on an open data dashboard), on a recurring basis – As it is in the public interest, and will save staff time.

Perhaps something similar to what the City of Asheville, NC uses:



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Status: Completed


  • February 28, 2023 5:56 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending