Other (indicate in message) Submitted: September 22, 2021 | Updated: February 17, 2022

(September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

Hello Halifax 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:

A) Please provide a list of all Halifax County, NC Government employees and their annual salaries as of September 22, 2021 (or as the date the query is performed). Please include employee name, and position / title.

B) Please provide emails sent to or sent from the County Manager's email address during the time period of January 1, 2021 through August 16, 2021. This is not subject specific.

Additionally - please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

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 09/22//21: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • February 17, 2022 4:41 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 17, 2022, 4:41 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    This request is now marked as completed on our site.

     

    Thank you so much for your help!


    Status: Completed
  • January 29, 2022 6:13 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 29, 2022, 6:13 PM
    subject: RE: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    I have re-loaded the files for retrieval.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The files that were sent over were too large to upload directly to our site. We’ve made a Google Drive folder where you can download the files here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1VNJ-cn7qtS1RxVgZThcat7SrNkyINhHz


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 24, 2022 4:07 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 24, 2022, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    Wanted to check to make sure you received my email I sent last Thursday?

     

    Once you send over the files I will review them and get this request marked as completed on our site.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 20, 2022 4:12 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 20, 2022, 4:12 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    Wanted to let you know that we now have a way to view .msg files!

     

    That being said, it looks like we’ve misplaced the folder that had everything you sent over. My apologies for having to ask again, but could you please send it over another time? I can see the link you sent and can see all the files there but I am unable to download it.

     

    Once you send it over I will review the files and get this request marked as completed on our site.

     

    Thank you so much!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 5, 2022 4:44 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 5, 2022, 4:44 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    Thank you for the info in your last email. Sunshine Request cannot commit to covering any fees / associated costs related to any requests on our site.

     

    I did want to let you know that I believe we have found an app that will allow us to view the .msg files. I will let you know at whatever point we’re able to review the request and if we have questions. From there I will mark it as completed once I’ve reviewed the files.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 17, 2021 8:13 am

    9 months ago

    from: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 17, 2021, 8:13 AM
    subject: RE: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good morning,

     

    These files will need to be viewed within an “outlook” application or transcribed/converted or extrapolate from outlook on your end.

     

    Converting these files will be extremely time consuming and will need to be done “one by one” which will be months if not a year before populated if we were to do so.

     

    And if we were to purchase an additional application to accommodate, we will be extending those charges as well unfortunately.

     

    I would also recommend downloading MSG Viewer or Pro or something similar to view these files. And Word can even be used if set to open with a “Word” application if need be.

     

    The original County Manager has left but I will see if someone will be going through these emails to convert but I can tell you that these will not be available any time soon with a manual process.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 9, 2021 3:08 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 9, 2021, 3:08 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    Got it – thank you! This was the first time we’ve received this folder from you so we really appreciate you sending it our way.

     

    Unfortunately, upon downloading the folder, all the files are in .msg format and we are unable to open them. Can you please resend the files converted into PDF format?

     

    Thanks.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 7, 2021 9:55 am

    9 months ago

    from: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 7, 2021, 9:55 AM
    subject: RE: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    I just sent yet another attempt or link which will expire in 48 hours.

     

    Thanks,

    FB


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 6, 2021 4:02 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 6, 2021, 4:02 PM
    subject: Re: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Good afternoon Frederick,

     

    Thank you for checking in! I just searched our inbox and wasn’t seeing anything.

     

    Could you please send those over again?

     

    Appreciate your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 6, 2021 1:21 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Frederick Bunch <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 6, 2021, 1:21 PM
    subject: CM (County Manager’s) Request for Email?

     

    Afternoon,

     

    I am simply following up to ensure that you received the link (OneDrive and Time Sensitive) for the email requested per the previous County Manager for Halifax County.

    Thanks,

    Frederick Bunch, CGCIO


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 3, 2021 3:56 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tony Brown <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2021, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Tony,

     

    I am checking in again on this request from 9/23: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Is there any update to report? I will plan on following up again in early January if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 10, 2021 3:14 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tony Brown <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 10, 2021, 3:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Tony,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. I am checking in on this request to see if there’s any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again later this month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     


    Status: Follow up
  • October 14, 2021 1:40 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tony Brown <[email protected]>
    cc: Renee Perry <[email protected]>,
    Shelly Strickland <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 14, 2021, 1:40 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Halifax County, NC Government,

     

    Thank you for providing the records for one part of the request!

     

    As we are an anonymous public records site, I’m only able to give you the information I received initially. I am not able to provide you with additional info or further clarification about the request. The sender is not interested in any particular subject matter, just “… all emails sent to or sent from the County Manager’s email address” during the time period specified.

     

    If it is not possible for you to fulfill the request as written, can you please provide specifications for how it should be narrowed down in the future if it were to be resubmitted? If so, then I would “close” the request, and can post your update to our site so the sender can review and resubmit if they’d like.

     

    However, if you’re actually just saying the request can be fulfilled as is, but it will just take some time to process, then that’s completely fine. Please proceed. I acknowledge that due to the volume of the request it may take a while to fulfill.

     

    I’d ask though that you please indicate a rough timeline for completion (whether that’s X weeks, X months), and I will not follow up with you again until around the time you’ve specified.

     

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    ** That said — Please note that we cannot pay any fees / associated costs related to any requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, please let me know the potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will mark the request as “Completed” on our site. ** If you are unable to fill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    I appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • September 28, 2021 11:44 am

    1 year ago

    from: Renee Perry <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Tony Brown <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 28, 2021, 11:44 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Hello,

     

    Per your pubic records request, please see the attached report with current employee names, titles, and salaries.

     

    Please note: part time salaries are not listed as annual salary, it is an hourly rate.

     

    Thank you –

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 27, 2021 5:04 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Tony Brown <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Renee Perry <[email protected]>,
    Shelly Strickland <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 27, 2021, 5:04 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    Thank you for your request.

     

    I will arrange to get the salary information to you as quickly as possible through our HRM Director Renee Perry (copied on this eMail).

     

    Receipt of my eMails from January through August will take quite a bit of time to allow for redacting of confidential information. Since this will be a manual process, I anticipate it will take a few weeks to organize the public information portion of your request. If you could narrow down any specific topic you wish to receive, that specific information could be provided to you much quicker. To put it in context, I typically receive approximately 300 eMails each day to include listserv information. Many of my eMails have confidential information, thus I will need to review each eMail to determine if it contains any protected information (especially Personnel & Economic Development based information). This will result in well over 30,000 eMails for your review. If that is your intent to receive that many eMails, I’ll be happy to provide. However with that additional information, please let me know if you wish to make any adjustments to your request.

     

    Cordially,

    Tony N. Brown


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 23, 2021 3:36 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Shelly Strickland <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 23, 2021, 3:36 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Halifax 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 in early October if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2021) Requests for Halifax County, NC: Current employee salaries. And, County Manager emails 01/01/21 – 08/16/21

     

    Message: “Hello Halifax 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:

     

    A) Please provide a list of all Halifax County, NC Government employees and their annual salaries as of September 22, 2021 (or as the date the query is performed). Please include employee name, and position / title.

     

    B) Please provide emails sent to or sent from the County Manager’s email address during the time period of January 1, 2021 through August 16, 2021. This is not subject specific.

     

    Additionally – please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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
  • September 22, 2021 5:55 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending