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

[See Editor’s Note] (February 2024) Submission related to “Gaston County” NC Government “Employee Salaries” and overtime accrued “for 2023”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 02/09/24

Original Subject:
Gaston County Employee Salaries for 2023

Original Message:
I would like to request the following for all Gaston County, NC Employees

1) Employee first / last name
2) Hire Date
3) Position / Title / Department
4) Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee]
5) A list of total overtime accrued in 2023.

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel 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.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2023 - February 09, 2024

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Editor’s Note 02/26/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

Since 2019 we have received many requests asking for various salary data from employees at “Gaston County” or “Gastonia” NC Governments.

Just to name a few:

– On 03/06/23 we completed a request for “… a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC employees and their base yearly salaries, as of 01/20/2023 (or on the date the query is performed).”

– On 08/04/23 we completed a request for … a list of ALL current Gaston County, NC Employees and their Salaries, as of 06/23/2023 or present day (date the query is performed).”

– On 02/19/24 we completed a request for “… the names and salaries of ALL current Gaston County, NC employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed].”

The submission above is asking for the same data previously provided in March and August 2023, as well as “… A list of total overtime accrued in 2023.”  We interpret the sender’s Message to mean they’d like to request “A list of every employee working for the County at any point in 2023 — to include their name, position/title/department, date of hire, salary (hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary). And, the total of overtime accrued by each employee in 2023″.  However, it’s not clear if you’d like to know the hours and an equivalent dollar amount of the accrual [if that applies], or, just an overall number of hours?

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Status: Completed


  • February 26, 2024 4:58 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending