City of Asheville Submitted: February 12, 2019 | Updated: April 5, 2019

Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

I made a citizens request in person for this information on 1/24/19 and made several follow up calls. The DA’s Office will not respond.

I am Making a citizens public record request here using this platform anticipating a possible answer.

I need The maternity/medical leave policy’s for Buncombe County Assistant District Attorneys. I also Need to see the Buncombe County District Attorneys Office policy’s surrounding what happens to criminal cases in the da’s office when an assistant DA goes out on maternity/sick leave. Are the cases of Assistant district attorneys reassigned to other assistant district attorneys in their absence or do the criminal cases sit on hold until the assigned assistant district attorney returns to work??? I would Like to see the DA’s policy sorrounding case reassignment when an ADA is out on medical leave.

Thank You very much for any assistance.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note: We recently “Completed” a request (referenced above) called “Maternity Leave Policy of Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office”. The request asked:

“Hi, I am reviewing policies of the Buncombe County District Attorneys Office and how they affect the cases and lives of citizens. The first policy I want to review is the maternity leave policy. I want to know what happens to cases assigned to assistant district attorneys go out on medical leave. How is the void filled when an ADA goes on extended leave? I want to review the entire medical leave policies and how work is assigned in the absence. Thank you for your assistance.”

The results of that request can be found at  https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/maternity-leave-policy-buncombe-county-district-attorneys-office/ 

That request is very similar to the new request (above at top). Since we’ve already received clarification answering some parts of the new request above, the message that will be sent in to gov. is as follows:

Subject: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

Message: “I’d like the request the Buncombe County District Attorneys Office policies surrounding what happens to criminal cases in the DA’s office when an Assistant DA goes out on maternity/sick leave. Are the cases of Assistant district attorneys reassigned to other Assistant District Attorneys in their absence, or do the criminal cases sit on hold until the assigned Assistant District Attorney returns to work? I would Like to see the DA’s policy surrounding case reassignment when an ADA is out on medical leave. Thank You very much for any assistance.”

 

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 5, 2019 9:38 am

    6 months ago

    from: NO- REPLY <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 5, 2019, 9:38 AM
    subject: Response to records request

     

    Good morning,

     

    Our office received the following records request:

     

    “I’d like the request the Buncombe County District Attorneys Office policies surrounding what happens to criminal cases in the DA’s office when an Assistant DA goes out on maternity/sick leave. Are the cases of Assistant district attorneys reassigned to other Assistant District Attorneys in their absence, or do the criminal cases sit on hold until the assigned Assistant District Attorney returns to work? I would Like to see the DA’s policy surrounding case reassignment when an ADA is out on medical leave. Thank You very much for any assistance.”

     

    We apologize for the delay in responding, we thought it was a duplicate even though you kindly pointed out that it was not in an editorial note.

     

    The District Attorney’s office is not in possession of any records responsive to this request.

     

    Thank you,
    District Attorney’s Office


    Status: Completed
  • March 22, 2019 4:30 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2019, 4:30 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check in with you about this request!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 12, 2019 4:49 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 12, 2019, 4:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office,

     

    Just wanted to check in on this request and follow up on if it had been received and was being processed?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 1, 2019 4:46 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 1, 2019, 4:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office,

     

    Just wanted to check in on this request and follow up on if it had been received and was being processed?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 20, 2019 2:03 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 20, 2019, 2:03 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office,

     

    We received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office!

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County District Attorneys Office Maternity/Sick Leave Policy

     

    Message:

     

    “I’d like the request the Buncombe County District Attorneys Office policies surrounding what happens to criminal cases in the DA’s office when an Assistant DA goes out on maternity/sick leave. Are the cases of Assistant district attorneys reassigned to other Assistant District Attorneys in their absence, or do the criminal cases sit on hold until the assigned Assistant District Attorney returns to work? I would Like to see the DA’s policy surrounding case reassignment when an ADA is out on medical leave. Thank You very much for any assistance.”

     

    **Editor’s Note: We acknowledge that you all have recently answered a very similar request for us (URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/maternity-leave-policy-buncombe-county-district-attorneys-office/), but as this is a new request we got that also includes “sick leave” specifically, we are sending this in as a new request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • February 12, 2019 12:07 pm

    8 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending