Request for Records

Beth Flowers filed this request with the St. Louis County Parks Department of St. Louis County, MO.
Tracking #

22-4115

Status
Completed

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From: Beth Flowers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

I request that you make available to me the following pay records spanning March 18, 2021 to March 18, 2022: (1) the names of all current and former park ranger employees that have worked "secondary work" or "contract work" at Parks Dept. events, (2) the hourly rate of pay earned for each event, (3) the total amount earned for each event, (3) the date of each event, (4) the name of the park the event took place, and (5) the name of the permit holder.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beth Flowers

From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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Your first St. Louis County record request (request number #22-4115) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

As the requester, you can always see the status of your
request by signing into the St. Louis County Public Records
portal here.

If you haven't already activated your account,
click here to get started.
Once your account is activated, your request will be visible at the following link:
Request #22-4115.

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From: Beth Flowers

To Whom It May Concern:

I write to follow up on the following Missouri Sunshine Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 19, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

I request that you make available to me the following pay records spanning March 18, 2021 to March 18, 2022: (1) the names of all current and former park ranger employees that have worked "secondary work" or "contract work" at Parks Dept. events, (2) the hourly rate of pay earned for each event, (3) the total amount earned for each event, (3) the date of each event, (4) the name of the park the event took place, and (5) the name of the permit holder.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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A message was sent to you regarding record request #22-4115:

Additional time is needed to compile and review requested records.

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From: Beth Flowers

As required by Missouri State Statute (Section 610.023.3, RSMo), please state the reason for the delay and the earliest date and time that the records will be available.

From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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A message was sent to you regarding record request #22-4115:

Due to the nature of your request, and the research and compiling of responsive records, we require additional time to respond to your request. We anticipate being able to more fully respond by March 31, 2022.

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From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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A document has been released for record request #22-4115 along with the following message:

The Parks Department does not possess any “pay records” regarding your request. The linked document does however contain most of the information you have requested, but the identities of the individual employees have been redacted under RSMo Section 610.021(13) and SLCRO 114.020(13).

* Master Park Ranger Secondary Schedule 2021 - 2022.xlsx-redacted.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After April 30, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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  • Master_Park_Ranger_Secondary_Schedule_2021_-_2022.xlsx-redacted

From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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Record request #22-4115 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Request has been filled, some or all of the records were not provided because they are closed under the following section(s);

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From: Beth Flowers

Sir,

The state law and county ordinance exceptions you cite do not pertain to "...the names, positions, salaries and lengths of service of officers and employees of public agencies once they are employed as such..."

As such, I am re-stating my Sunshine Request below and requesting you disclose the names of the government workers earning the pay indicated.

I request that you make available to me the following pay records spanning March 18, 2021 to March 18, 2022: (1) the names of all current and former park ranger employees that have worked "secondary work" or "contract work" at Parks Dept. events, (2) the hourly rate of pay earned for each event, (3) the total amount earned for each event, (3) the date of each event, (4) the name of the park the event took place, and (5) the name of the permit holder.

From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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Your record request #22-5020 has been submitted.
It is currently under review and is not available for the general public to view.

As the requester, you can always see the status of your request
by signing in to the St. Louis County Public Records Request
site here.
If you haven't already signed in to your account, you may need
to activate your account to sign in.

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From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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A message was sent to you regarding record request #22-5020:

The records/information you requested contained information about the times, location, and the nature of assignments that employees were engaged in. If the names were included, this would constitute personally identifiable personnel records, and as such would be closed pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021(13). We chose to redact the names and provide most of the information you requested, rather than close the entire record. If you would like the names, salaries, and lengths of service for the Park Rangers, that list can be provided.

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From: St. Louis County Parks Department

St. Louis County

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Record request #22-5020 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Request has been filled, some or all of the records were not provided because they are closed under the following section(s);

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