Wilmington, NC Sexual Harassment Reports

Working Narratives filed this request with the City Attorney's Office of Wilmington, NC.

It is a clone of this request.

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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 the city of Wilmington NC or its officials, employees and departments, since 2010. 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 it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt from disclosure, we request that you provide it with an index of those documents as required under Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1972).

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, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: City Attorney's Office

We are in receipt of the attached request.

However, two items of note. This appears to be a follow-up request from 11/14/17 that we did not receive. Secondly, within the request, this refers to complaints filed against the city of Wilmington.

It is unclear if you intended this request be meant for Wilmington and it was misdirected to the city of Charlotte or you inadvertently referred to records in Wilmington when it was meant for Charlotte.

Once you clarify your request our office will act accordingly.

Sincerely,

Tom
Thomas E. Jones
Office Manager

City of Charlotte | City Attorney's Office
600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202<x-apple-data-detectors://1/1>
Office: 704-336-5881 Mobile: 704-998-1681

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From: Working Narratives

Hi Tom, There was a mix up, but we'd certainly like this information from Charlotte, as well. So let us know if we should resubmit with the appropriate changes. Thanks!

From: City Attorney's Office

If it is not inconvenient, would you resubmit with appropriate changes? This just assists with an accurate and appropriate timing request.

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 Charlotte, NC or its officials, employees and departments, since 2010. 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 this 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: City Attorney's Office

This is in response to your request below seeking all records related to the number of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against Charlotte or its officials, employees and departments, since 2010. I apologize for the delay in providing a response to this request.

The city does not maintain records of grievances and/or complaints by type of complaint. Therefore, no records exist that are responsive to this request.

Any records of sexual harassment complaints by or against city employees are considered personnel records, which the city cannot legally release pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §160A-168.

Further, after reviewing existing records, it was determined that no lawsuits were brought against the City of Charlotte, or its officials, employees and departments with claims of sexual harassment during the period described above.

We are currently strengthening the city’s harassment policy as we continue providing a workplace where our employees are trusted, respected and valued. Moving forward, the City of Charlotte is also exploring changes to the way we track employee-related reports.

Maintaining a culture that ensures our employees’ wellbeing is essential to the success of our organization and to our community as a whole.

Once again, we apologize for the delay of this response.

Sincerely,
Tom
Thomas E. Jones
Office Manager

City of Charlotte | City Attorney’s Office
600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202<x-apple-data-detectors://1/1>
Office: 704-336-5881 Mobile: 704-998-1681

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