What is Public Record?

Much of the records maintained in Human Resources are not considered public, though some are.

Policies or procedures which apply to all employees, or all employees in a specific department or classification, are public record. Descriptions of job positions are also public record.

A specific employee's name, age, current position and salary, date of hire, and date and amount of most recent increase or decrease in salary are all public record, as is the date of the most recent promotion, demotion, transfer, separation or other change in an employee's position classification.

Employees' personnel files are NOT public record. Current and former employees may access their own personnel files, but with very few exceptions, others may not.

To request information that is public record, or to request your own personnel file, call Human Resources at 910-253-2000.