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November 9, 2018


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes issues reported by some users of Permits Online, a job posting for TTB’s #2 position in our Chief Counsel’s office, and a permit suspension resulting from a trade practice investigation.

SOME PERMITS ONLINE USERS ARE REPORTING DIFFICULTIES

We’ve recently heard from users who are experiencing odd behaviors in Permits Online, including the inability to continue to the next page of an application, being unable to scroll on a page, and pages freezing and eventually timing out.

We believe that users who have this problem are accessing Permits Online with a faulty search engine result or are using a “bookmarked” website address where “www” is not included as part of the website address, or URL.

We are actively working on a fix that will redirect users to the correct website address, but in the meantime if you use the following URL you should avoid these problems: https://www.ttbonline.gov/permitsonline/. You may also access Permits Online from the www.TTB.gov home page.

TTB DEPUTY CHIEF COUNSEL JOB POSTING

TTB is seeking candidates to fill our Deputy Chief Counsel position. Applicants must:

  • be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.;
  • be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
  • meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

This position is located in TTB Headquarters in Washington, DC, and no prior Federal experience is required. If you are interested, you must apply through USAJOBS no later than November 30, 2018.

For more details, view the vacancy announcement: 19-TTB-10-X

TTB INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN PERMIT SUSPENSION FOR SAMANTHA SHEEHAN IMPORTS

On November 6, 2018, Samantha Sheehan Imports, a winery in Napa, California, served a one day suspension of its basic permit.

Specifically, Samantha Sheehan Imports engaged in consignment sales of wine to a trade buyer that was not obligated to pay for the wine until after it had been sold to retailers. Consignment sales arrangements, like other unlawful trade practices, are used to gain an unfair advantage over law-abiding industry members and ultimately limit consumer choice.

Relevant documents related to this suspension can be found on our Field Operations Administrative Cases page.

Read the press release.

 

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