Dene Thomas, president
At the Office of Human Resources on Tuesday morning, the records requester asked to see Thomas contract.
The woman at the front desk said, Id have to have a direct OK from her to do that.
The requester said, If its an open record, then why would I need her permission to make the request?
Its her personal information even though its a public record, she said.
A man approached from an office: Hi, Im Darren (Mathews), the director of human resources. I just overheard. I dont know the whole thing. What are you looking for?
After hearing the request, Mathews said he would contact their lawyer and gave the requester his card to follow up.
On Thursday, Mathews said the contract was available for viewing and could be copied for 25 cents per page.
At the office, the requester was provided the contract by a third H.R. employee. While the requester was reviewing it, the original woman from the front desk arrived and asked the requester to fill out a form. The requester declined, and the woman took the contract away.
The requester said she couldnt be required to fill out a form to see the contract. Mathews, who was not in the office, was contacted. In about five minutes, he arrived and said the requester could view the contract without the form but was told that to make a copy, she would have to fill it out.
The requester declined to copy it and resumed reviewing.
Thomas, who undergoes annual reviews, has a salary of $236,000 and receives $44,000 per year toward tax-deferred or other plans.
Sunshine rating: PARTLY CLOUDY, because the requester initially was told the contract would be made available only with permission.