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**This article will be updated as new information is received.**
After publishing the original story regarding Gary Job Corps Center (GJCC) being under investigation by the Department of Labor’s Office of Investigation, there have been new developments.
In June 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) launched an investigation into the management of GJCC in San Marcos following a complaint by a former GJCC employee.
The operation and management of job corps centers are contracted out by the DOL to third-party management companies through a competitive bid process.
Management and Training Corporation (MTC) was awarded a one year contract for the management of GJCC in April 2016. The solicitation, offer and reward amount was $10.1 million.
The DOL had awarded a new contract to Adams and Associates, Inc. in October 2017. (See documentation below.)
According to Randolph Goodman, Business Community Liaison for Gary Job Corps, an MTC employee, Management & Training’s contract expired at the end of 2017.
Corridor News reached out to the DOL for information regarding the current situation with the GJCC’s operations management contracts.
After the DOL reviewed the questions, they sent the following statement along with a link to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request form.
“Job Corps follows federal procurement law and applicable law governing the Job Corps program, and conducts competitions to select the best value offeror to operate a center,” said a DOL spokesperson. “Contracts may not be for more than a two-year period, with options to renew the agreement on an annual basis, for not more than three additional years. The Department does not comment on matters involving bid protests.”
Adams and Associates had been moving forward to take over the management of the San Marcos facility of Gary Job Corps Center (GJCC); the company had already been to the facility and interviewed current personnel. The interviews would potentially allow current employees to retain their positions and make a smooth transition for their contract.
According to Randolph Goodman, Business Community Liaison for Gary Job Corps, an MTC employee, “The DOL has informed MTC that their contract could be extended, but only for a maximum of two months at a time.”
Goodman stated in December 1964, the Texas Educational Foundation, Incorporated, a private nonprofit, was awarded a contract to establish the Gary Job Corps Training Center.
The center was managed and run by the Texas Education Foundation until November 2000 when Management and Training Corporation was awarded the contract from the DOL.
According to Goodman, Adams and Associates Inc.’s contract has been contested, and MTC was recently notified that the DOL extended their contract from March 1 – April 30, 2018.
Adams and Associates could not immediately be reached for comment.
Read the full and original story. Documentation can be found below as well.