Alabama State Employees (2018 - 2022)

André Natta filed this request on behalf of Ben Goehring with the State Personnel Department of Alabama.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Ben Goehring

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alabama Public Records, I hereby request the following records:

Monthly electronic listings of all employees of the Alabama Executive Branch from January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2022. Specifically, I am seeking electronic listings of all individuals employed within all state agencies, commissions, and departments for each month from January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2022.

For each month, I’m seeking a spreadsheet, database, or delimited text file(s) — not paper records or a PDF created from data — with the following fields for each employee: full legal name, unique employee identification code, date of birth or age, title, department or agency, race, gender, full-time/part-time status, location, hire date, termination date, civil service status (e.g., classified or unclassified), and gross annual salary. If you cannot produce any of these fields, please let me know and generate only the available variables.

If these data are not available at monthly intervals, please produce the datasets at the most frequent interval possible. For example, if the data is not available monthly, please produce the data at quarterly intervals.

In addition, please include any lookup tables that may be needed to interpret the data. For example, if departments are listed with codes linked to a separate table, I will be happy to join the records myself, rather than require your staff to do so.

I am comfortable working with large data sets and can receive the records in a variety of formats (.dbf, .csv, .mdb, etc).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


André Natta, a citizen of Alabama, in coordination with Ben Goehring.

From: State Personnel Department

Mr. Natta,

We cannot fulfill your request because the State Personnel Department does not maintain the requested reports or lists in the normal course of business. Additionally, some of the requested information is the type of information that the Open Records Act specifically prohibits disclosure of as “Identifying Information.”

The only information that SPD keeps in the normal course of business that may be generally responsive to your request is the attached SPD Annual Reports. I will also note that the State of Alabama provides records of its expenditures for the time periods in your request, including salaries, on<>. This website is publicly available.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the above information.
Best regards,

Blake E. Brookshire
General Counsel
State Personnel Department

Phone: (334) 353-0046
Fax: (334) 353-4481

Folsom Administrative Building
64 N. Union Street, Suite 316
Montgomery, AL 36130