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

[See Editor’s Note] (June 2024) Submission related to “All Names and Salaries Gaston County prosecutors employed Gaston County” [NC] “District Attorney office from 2022 to present”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 06/12/24

Original Subject:
June 2024 Request For All Names and Salaries Gaston County prosecutors employed Gaston County District Attorney office from 2022 to present

Original Message:
Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide the names and salaries of all current prosecutors of office district attorney Gaston County, NC , as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

1) Prosecutors first / last name
2) Date of hire
3)Salary [including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable

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.

** 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 already exists). 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. **

District Attorney office
Travis Page
325 Dr Martin Luther king Jr way
Gastonia, NC 28120
[email protected]

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
June 13, 2024 - June 30, 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 06/26/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive.

It is clear this request is for salary data specifically related to Gaston County prosecutors employed by the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office. However, in comparing the request’s Subject with its Message it’s unclear if you’re asking to receive salary data for “January 01, 2022 through the present day.” Or, is this is actually meant to be a request for all prosecutors “currently working for the office of the district attorney” as of the present day (which would be a much smaller request) ?

Additionally — please note. The sender indicated in the Subject that the responsive records should include the time period of 2022 through the present day.

Based on our experiences requesting basic salary data from many entities – we feel it’s likely the County or District Attorney’s 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, from January 2022 through present day). Most entities seem to only be able to provide salary data “as of the present day”, or within the last month.

In the future we’d be happy to send in a new request for salary data, but just wanted to note that possibility for your consideration when writing any future requests.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 26, 2024 4:09 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending