Sexual Harassment Records, North Carolina

Working Narratives filed this request with the Department of Justice of North Carolina.
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From: Working Narratives

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All records related to the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against state officials, employees, departments, agencies and commissions since 2013. This should include but not be limited to requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible.

We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those that your agency has already established for reproduction of the information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.

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, we would be grateful if you would inform us of the total charges in advance of fulfilling our request. We 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. We request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: Working Narratives

Is there an update on this request? Thanks.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,
Can you please acknowledge the request copied below and originally filed on Nov. 15, 2017? Thanks!
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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All records related to the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against state officials, employees, departments, agencies and commissions since 2013. This should include but not be limited to requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible.

We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those that your agency has already established for reproduction of the information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.

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, we would be grateful if you would inform us of the total charges in advance of fulfilling our request. We 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. We request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: Department of Justice

Dear Working Narratives,

We received your public records request for “All records related to the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against state officials, employees, departments, agencies and commissions since 2013. This should include but not be limited to requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.”

The North Carolina Department of Justice is not the custodian of the records for state officials, employees, departments, agencies and commissions, thus we are unable to fulfill your request for those records. You can find annual reports provided by our agency to the North Carolina General Assembly at the following link: https://www.ncleg.gov/Documents/1#Reports%20to%20the%20NCGA%20from%20Other%20Agencies\NC%20Department%20of%20Justice.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Sincerely,

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Narcisa Woods
Assistant Attorney General
Open Government Unit
(919) 716-6938
114 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603
ncdoj.gov

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