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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

June 14, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes that soon COLAs Online will include a new application status called “Conditionally Approved,” we have open job postings for auditors and an attorney advisor, and a criminal case TTB participated in has resulted in a guilty plea.

COMING SOON: NEW CONDITIONALLY APPROVED STATUS IN COLAS ONLINE

COLAs Online will soon include a new status, Conditionally Approved. This feature will further streamline the label approval process by allowing us, under limited circumstances, to propose changes to the information you entered in COLAs Online in order to make it consistent with the label you submitted with your application.

Conditionally Approved is not a final status; it requires action on your part. Once you are notified by email, you’ll have 7 days to review the proposed changes and either accept or decline them. If you accept the proposed changes, the status of the application will automatically change to Approved, with no further review required by TTB.

The Conditional Approval process will allow label specialists to propose changes to the following fields in the application:

  • Brand Name
  • Fanciful Name
  • Appellation (wine only)
  • Grape Varietal (wine only)

For additional information see Coming Soon: New Conditionally Approved Status in COLAs Online.

TTB AUDITOR AND ATTORNEY ADVISOR JOB POSTINGS

TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government’s best places to work.  In 2018, we ranked in the top two percent of agency subcomponents (No. 8 of 415). We’ve got three vacancies we’re looking to fill in the Cincinnati area if you are interested in becoming part of the TTB Team:

Auditor. We are currently seeking candidates to fill two auditor positions at our National Revenue Center (NRC), in Cincinnati, Ohio.

No prior Federal experience is required. If you are interested in an auditor position, you must apply through USAJOBS no later than June 24, 2019. For more details, view the vacancy announcement: 19-TTB-42-P.

Attorney Advisor. We are also seeking candidates to fill one attorney advisor position located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

No prior Federal experience is required. If you are interested in this attorney advisor position, you must apply through USAJOBS no later than July 11, 2019. For more details, view the vacancy announcement: 19-TTB-39-X.

NEW YORK MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBING NAVAL EMPLOYEE TO ALLOW HIM TO MAKE UNAUTHORIZED LIQUOR PURCHASES

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Edwin D. Fragoso of Freeport, New York, pleaded guilty to providing cash bribes to an employee of the U.S. Department of the Navy to make unauthorized liquor purchases at a Navy Exchange (NEX).  Fragoso then resold the liquor for profit.  The Navy Exchange employee pleaded guilty on August 1, 2017.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Criminal Investigations Division investigated this case.

A copy of the press release may be found on the United States Department of Justice website.

 

 

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