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Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Anti-Job Corps Protests at Center (2008) Iroquois Job Corps Center

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Back in 2008 former employees, students, others and an attorney picketed outside the Iroquois Job Corps Center in Medina, New York.  The center is managed by ETR (Education and Training Resources).  Some of the complaints involved mismanagement by high level staff, discrimination and unfair discharge policies.

Six former employees and one student  from Iroquois had filed charges in the past against the center with the New York State Office of Human Rights and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Attorney Michael O’Keefe, representing the former plaintiffs was present at the protest. All cases were allegedly investigated” and discharged with a ruling of no probable cause. Attorney Michael O’ Keefe said:

“In my opinion Division of Human Rights did not investigate properly.”

Rhett Dallas, with corporate support from the Boston Regional Office of the Department of Labor said:

“Since ETR — Educational and Training Resources — took over the center on Jan. 1, 2005, the Iroquois Job Corps has climbed from the 117th ranked position to 40th. “When the numbers come out next week, we’re going to be higher,” Dallas said, attributing the center’s success to good management”.

In my opinion, such a meteoric rise in three short years can also be attributed to high pressure on employees to produce more, and new ways to manipulate numbers on the part of the contractors.  If we are to believe all the published newspaper reports and Office of the Inspector General’s Audit Report findings of number manipulation and fraud posted on this website and the internet it appears that something seriously has gone awry here. Shouldn’t someone have questioned what methods the center used to rise above the ranks so quickly?

Job Corps is in the business of protecting it’s image at all costs, and it is a well known fact that many Job Corps Centers have incestuous relationships with their local press and DOL authorities.  It is our hope that someday, all of Job Corps’ wrongdoing will be brought to light to the American public.  For me, having seven claimants hire an attorney and having all seven cases dismissed is a cause for suspicion and great concern.  When will someone wake up and investigate the investigators?

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Filed under: Contractors, Department of Labor, DOL, Education and Training Resources (ETR), Employees, Fraud, Iroquois, Job Corps, Lawsuits, Newspaper Reports, , , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation and Sexual Discrimination (2006)

Michelle Davis was an instructor at the Charleston West Virginia Job Corps managed by Management and Training Corporation (MTC).  She and her husband, Mervin filed a lawsuit against MTC alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and creating a hostile work environment.

Mak sure to read about this lawsuit here:

Filed under: Charleston Job Corps Center, Contractors, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, , , , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN…

Excerpts from the West Virginia Record:

Four people file discrimination suits against Jobs Corps Center
6/21/2010 10:32 AM By Kyla Asbury  -Kanawha Bureau

CHARLESTON — Four people have filed separate lawsuits against Management & Training Corp., claiming they were wrongfully terminated because of age, race, gender and/or physical handicap.

James Parker filed his age, racial and physical handicap complaint May 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Beverly Williams, the director of the Charleston Jobs Corps Center, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Parker claims his employment was terminated because of his handicap, race and age. The work environment was hostile toward Parker to the extent that his ability to perform his duties was adversely affected, according to the suit.

Parker is seeking damages for loss of income and physical and emotional distress. His case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

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Filed under: Charleston Job Corps Center, Contractors, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, , , , , , , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation in the News, again…

As readers may already know, Management and Training Corporation (MTC) of Centerville, Utah operates 26 Job Corps centers throughout the United States.  MTC also operates fee for service correctional institutions in various states.

A listing of MTC’s locations are here:

MTC has had problems with its correctional staff in the past when it was…

“…ordered to pay back $485,990 in back wages to 262 current and former security guards at its Raymondville Texas corrections facility.”

“An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division from Oct. 1, 2003, to Sept. 30, 2005, determined that Management & Training Corp. failed to pay the correct fringe benefits and failed to pay for meal breaks when employees worked beyond their schedule due to briefings. These additional hours resulted in the non-payment of proper overtime, the department stated.”  ” (excerpts from BNET)

MTC’s most recent faux pas involves the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility where 11 corrections officers were fired for allegedly refusing to sign false statements against fellow employees.

According to the Brownsville Herald,

The lawsuit seeks back pay, future pay and compensation for mental anguish, and punitive damages for what the lawsuit alleges was “intentional, unlawful employment practices.”

You won’t find this newsworthy event in any major newspapers or front page articles, MTC’s public relations department does an admirable job of ensuring that only positive press about the corporation abounds. It sounds like MTC’s law-breaking management style is replicated throughout all of its centers… no matter if it’s a Job Corps Center or a prison.

Filed under: Contractors, Employees, Job Corps, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, wage and hour investigations, , , , , , , , ,

Management & Training Corp. Non Payment of Wages (Job Corps Centers in Edinburg, Indiana; Clearfield, Utah; and Dayton, Ohio 2005)

Read about Management and Training Corporation having to pay restitution to Job Corps employees here:

Date:  12/16/2005 (Date of Press Release)

Misconduct Type:  Labor

Enforcement Agency:  Labor

Contracting Party:  None

Court Type:  Administrative

Amount:  $169,105

Disposition:  Restitution

Synopsis:  Management & Training Corp. paid $169,105 in back wages to 393 employees at five locations in Utah, Indiana, Ohio and New Mexico. The back wages were paid pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) following an investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division. Under supervision by the department, MTC conducted a companywide self-audit which revealed that some employees, including security personnel, were not paid for all hours worked. Violations occurred at MTC’s Job Corps Center sites in Edinburg, Indiana, Clearfield, Utah, and Dayton, Ohio, and at correctional facilities in Grafton, Ohio, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Filed under: Clearfield Utah Job Corps Center, Contractors, Dayton Job Corps, Edinburgh Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, , , ,

Management and Training Corp. and Employment Discrimination (judgment affirmed on appeal 2003)

Read about Flint Hills Job Corps Center and Godinet v. Management and Training Corp. — 01/07/2003

Here:

Management & Training Corp. Employment Discrimination

Date: 06/20/2001 (Date of Verdict)

Misconduct Type: Labor

Enforcement Agency: Agriculture

Contracting Party: N/A

Court Type: Civil

Amount: $472,015

Disposition: Judgment Against Defendant

Synopsis: The United States District Court for the District of Kansas awarded damages, back pay, costs, and prejudgment interest to Randall B. Godinet for intentional employment discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. Godinet, a Samoan formerly employed at the MTC-operated Flint Hills Job Corps Center in Manhattan, Kansas, alleged he was denied promotions because of his race and color and was retaliated against because of his pursuit of a discrimination claim. After a week-long trial in June 2001, a jury found intentional discrimination on all claims and awarded compensatory damages totaling $20,800, pecuniary damages of $5,700, and punitive damages of $150,000. The district court entered judgment consistent with the jury verdict and awarded $21,251 in back pay, prejudgment interest of $17,248.85 and attorneys’ fees and costs of $257,014.91. That verdict was affirmed on appeal in January 2003.

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Filed under: Contractors, Flint Hills Job Corps, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, , , , , ,

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