Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 12, 2021 | Updated: July 23, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

1a. Please provide a list of all current Transylvania County Magistrates as of 05/12/21 (or on the date the query is performed).

1b. I'm interested to know the number of years in service, so please include each Magistrate's employment start date as well.

2. Please provide all current Magistrate's resumes. This would include education, previous work history, job qualifications, as well as any other qualifications presented at the time they began discussing employment with Transylvania County Gov. To be clear - I'm not interested in whether they were simply "appointed into the position" as their sole qualification. Rather, I'm looking for any additional info / resumes provided which show qualifications to hold the position.

Thank you for your assistance!

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 05/12/21: The submission above has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 23, 2021 3:39 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “NCJC.LSD.Public Records” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 23, 2021, 3:39 PM
    subject: Re: Webform submission from: Public Records Request

     

    Good afternoon NCJC.LSD.Public Records,

     

    Our apologies for the delayed reply! This email got lost in our inbox. This request has now been marked as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • May 27, 2021 10:13 pm

    6 months ago

    from: NCJC.LSD.Public Records <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: May 27, 2021, 10:13 AM
    subject: RE: Webform submission from: Public Records Request

     

    Good morning,

     

    Please find attached to this email the document responsive to your request. Additionally, although the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts cannot provide information from an employee’s personnel file, G.S. 7A-171.2 does provide statutory qualifications for a magistrate to be appointed and/or reappointed.

     

    Thank you for your inquiry.
    [email protected]
    website: nccourts.gov

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 27, 2021 9:18 am

    6 months ago

    from: NCJC.LSD.Public Records <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: May 27, 2021, 9:18 AM
    subject: RE: Webform submission from: Public Records Request

     

    Good morning,

     

    We are in receipt of your inquiry. The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts is in possession of documents that are responsive to your request. However, please note that of the information you requested, we are only able to provide the name and employment start date for the current magistrates in Transylvania County. Pursuant to G.S. 126-22, “personnel files of State employees shall not be subject to inspection and examination as authorized by G.S. 132-6.” As such, we are unable to provide you information regarding a State employee’s education, previous work history, or “job qualifications.”

     

    However, G.S. 126-23 does require state agencies to maintain and make available to the public certain, limited information regarding their employees, including name and “date of original employment.” We can pull this information from our HR system and provide it to you. I will contact our HR department and ask them to begin gathering this information, and I will send to you as soon as it is ready.

     

    In the meantime, you can access a list of judicial branch employees in Transylvania county, listed by name and job title at: https://www.nccourts.gov/judicial-directory. You can narrow results to Transylvania County by using the County drop down menu and narrow results to job titles containing “Magistrate” using the “Contains” search bar.

     

    Thank you for your inquiry.

     

    [email protected]

     

    website: nccourts.gov


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 25, 2021 1:55 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Brown, Kristi B.” <[email protected]>
    date: May 25, 2021, 1:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon Kristi,

     

    Thank you for the information. I have filled out the public records request form and just submitted it. I will plan on following up again in mid-June if I haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Appreciate your help!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • May 19, 2021 4:30 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Brown, Kristi B. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 19, 2021, 4:30 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Hello,

     

    I am receipt of your request. You will need to visit our website at www.nccourts.gov. At the top of the page choose “Services” then select “Public Record”. You will then scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Public Records Request Form”. Please fill out the request and hit submit. Your request will be sent to the Administrative Office of the Courts and your request will be answered.

     

    Thank you,

    Kristi B. Brown

    Clerk of Superior Court

    Kristi B. Brown

    Clerk of Superior Court

    Transylvania County

    North Carolina Judicial Branch

    O 828-885-3030
    F 828-885-3001


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • May 19, 2021 3:12 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: May 19, 2021, 3:12 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon Transylvania County Clerk of Courts,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. I first reached out directly to Transylvania County who then told me to get in touch with you to get this request completed. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let me know who to get in touch with.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Message: “Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    1a. Please provide a list of all current Transylvania County Magistrates as of 05/12/21 (or on the date the query is performed).

     

    1b. I’m interested to know the number of years in service, so please include each Magistrate’s employment start date as well.

     

    2. Please provide all current Magistrate’s resumes. This would include education, previous work history, job qualifications, as well as any other qualifications presented at the time they began discussing employment with Transylvania County Gov. To be clear – I’m not interested in whether they were simply “appointed into the position” as their sole qualification. Rather, I’m looking for any additional info / resumes provided which show qualifications to hold the position.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • May 18, 2021 11:33 am

    6 months ago

    from: Fulmer, Benjamin <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: May 18, 2021, 11:33 AM
    subject: FW: [External] Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good morning Sunshine,

     

    I am emailing to inform you that DOA does not manage judicial records and cannot provide them in place of other departments. I recommend going to nccourts.gov for further assistance.

     

    Regards,

    Ben Fulmer

    Public Information Assistant

    NC Department of Administration

    984-236-0025 | New Office Number

    [email protected]

    116 W Jones St

    1301 Mail Service Center

    Raleigh, NC 27699-1301


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 13, 2021 4:20 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Fulmer, Benjamin” <[email protected]>
    date: May 13, 2021, 4:20 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon NC Administrative Office of the Courts,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. I first reached out directly to Transylvania County who then told me to get in touch with you to get this request completed. If you are not the appropriate contact, please let me know who to get in touch with.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Message: “Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    1a. Please provide a list of all current Transylvania County Magistrates as of 05/12/21 (or on the date the query is performed).

     

    1b. I’m interested to know the number of years in service, so please include each Magistrate’s employment start date as well.

     

    2. Please provide all current Magistrate’s resumes. This would include education, previous work history, job qualifications, as well as any other qualifications presented at the time they began discussing employment with Transylvania County Gov. To be clear – I’m not interested in whether they were simply “appointed into the position” as their sole qualification. Rather, I’m looking for any additional info / resumes provided which show qualifications to hold the position.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • May 13, 2021 4:15 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: May 13, 2021, 4:15 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon Trisha,

     

    Thank you for letting me know! We will reach out to the Administrative Office of the Courts.

     

    Appreciate the help. Have a good day!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • May 12, 2021 4:47 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 12, 2021, 4:47 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Magistrates are not employees of Transylvania County government. They are employees of the State of North Carolina, Administrative Office of the Courts. Therefore, Transylvania County does not have any of the records requested.

     

    Thank you,

    Trisha Hogan, CMC, NCCCC

    Clerk to the Board

    President, NC Association of County Clerks

    Transylvania County Administration

    101 South Broad Street

    Brevard, NC 28712

    (828) 884-3100 X4 Office

    (828) 884-1936 Direct Office Line

    (828) 884-3119 Fax

    [email protected] OR

    [email protected]

    www.transylvaniacounty.org


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 12, 2021 4:38 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: May 12, 2021, 4:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Good afternoon Transylvania County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Magistrate list and qualifications

     

    Message: “Hi Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    1a. Please provide a list of all current Transylvania County Magistrates as of 05/12/21 (or on the date the query is performed).

     

    1b. I’m interested to know the number of years in service, so please include each Magistrate’s employment start date as well.

     

    2. Please provide all current Magistrate’s resumes. This would include education, previous work history, job qualifications, as well as any other qualifications presented at the time they began discussing employment with Transylvania County Gov. To be clear – I’m not interested in whether they were simply “appointed into the position” as their sole qualification. Rather, I’m looking for any additional info / resumes provided which show qualifications to hold the position.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • May 12, 2021 11:57 am

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending