August 3, 2020

Deadline Extended to Complete I-9 Process

If you were unable to make it to the Hilton Garden Inn to provide your documentation for Section 2 of Form I-9, you now have until Friday, August 14. Please bring your documentation to the Building 3 Winchester offices during normal business hours.

Remember, the I-9 process is mandated by Federal law. All prospective employees must complete Form I-9 in its entirety to finish the hiring process for Olin Winchester, LLC.

July 24, 2020

Documents Needed for Form I-9

It's time to provide documentation to prove your identity and legal right to work in the U.S. Plus, we need you to sign your final offer of employment letter. Come to the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence between July 29 and August 1. Find out all the details in this overview.

July 21, 2020

Your New 401(k) Plan

If you are a LCAAP employee joining Olin Winchester, LLC on October 1, you will become eligible to participate in Olin's 401(k) retirement savings plan, called the Olin Corporation Contributing Employee Ownership Plan. Read this overview of the plan to learn key features as well as important upcoming dates.

July 13, 2020

Verify Your Employment Eligibility

Another step in completing the onboarding process at Winchester is completing the I-9 process. Federal law requires employers to verify that employees have the legal right to work in the U.S. All new employees are required to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

There are two steps to complete this process. We need you to complete the first step by Sunday, July 26. Read this overview to understand what we need you to do now, and how you can start preparing for the second step. If you have any questions about Form I-9 or have an issue with your personal link to complete the process, please contact Hire Right at or 866-521-6995.

June 24, 2020

On-Boarding Phase 1 - Deadline Friday, June 26, 2020

As a reminder to all employees who have not completed their onboarding packets or ATF forms with Winchester – the deadline is Friday, June 26, 2020. If you have not completed your packet or your ATF form, go to Building 3 Mez and complete the documents necessary by this Friday. If you fail to do so, we will assume you are no longer interested in being employed by Olin Winchester, LLC on 10/1/2020.

June 22, 2020

Your Time Off in 2020

Your time off benefits at LCAAP will transition to Winchester effective October 1. The current policies you follow today will remain the same and there will be five observed holidays at the end of the year. Read this time off overview to learn about more about the holidays, plant shutdown, PTO and flexible work schedules. You can find the holiday schedule applicable to your shift here.

May 18, 2020

Time Is Running Out to Submit Your Onboarding Materials

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If you have not completed the necessary onboarding paperwork that is required of all future Winchester-Lake City employees, please do so as soon as possible. We want to help you make your transition to Winchester as easy as possible. Winchester Human Resources is located upstairs in BLDG 3 in the Winchester office. Please come by between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to either drop off your packet or to obtain one. In addition, please remember that with your packet we will require a voided check or an account verification memo from your bank.

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If you have received and accepted an offer of employment with Winchester and have not completed your onboarding documentation via Taleo, please complete this activity as soon as possible. If you need any assistance, reach out to Winchester Human Resources. We are here to make your transition to Winchester as easy as possible. Winchester Human Resources is located upstairs in BLDG 3 in the Winchester office with staff available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Call 816-796-5209 or email with any questions.

All packets should be completed and returned by the close of business Friday, May 22, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

May 1, 2020

Centerra to Continue Security and Fire Protection at LCAAP

Winchester is excited to award Centerra the contract for security and fire protection at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP). These are critical services for the protection of Lake City employees, the facility and the surrounding community. Centerra’s performance under the existing contract, the day-to-day professionalism onsite today, and the organization’s overall expertise proved to be decisive factors in the selection process.

Winchester anticipates a seamless transition with current Centerra staff remaining in place after the transition of management to Winchester. Winchester and Centerra will work together to ensure necessary communications and transitions are made before and during the transition for security and fire protection. Day-to-day operations should continue with only changes being made in areas of need. This decision is an important one in Winchester’s continuing efforts to transition employees, services and processes to achieve an effective transition at LCAAP. We look forward to working with Centerra as a part of the LCAAP – Winchester overall team.

About Centerra

Centerra is a premier provider of comprehensive and compliant Fire and Emergency Management Services (EMS), as well as Security and Protective Services. Centerra has more than 50 years of EMS experience and is one of the largest providers of security services to the U.S. government.

April 1, 2020

Winchester Hourly New Hire On-Boarding – Phase 1

Starting Tuesday, April 7, the Winchester HR team will be set up in the building cafeteria during your unpaid lunch break. During this time, we would like to assist you in starting your on-boarding process to become a Lake City Winchester employee. We will have laptops (and cleaning wipes) available to assist you in filling out the following; direct deposit form, tax forms, personal information form, voluntary self-identification forms and an employee possessor application. You also have the option to fill out the forms at home (details below).

On-Boarding Information

  • DATE TO BEGIN: April 7, 2020
  • LOCATION: Café/Breakrooms
  • FILLABLE DOCUMENTS (computer only not via cell phone)

What you will need to bring

  3. EMERGENCY CONTACT (Primary and Secondary). You will need:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number

TO AVOID LINES - Complete the forms, print them, sign them and bring them with you to work. You can give them to HR in your building or bring them to building 3 Mez and give them to Melissa Kent, Monte Comer or Linda Pahl. You can also email the completed and signed documents to

REMINDER FOR NEW HIRES – If you are a recently hired Lake City employee, please be sure to click this link to fill out an (1) application and (2) waiver to ensure you are included in the Winchester hiring process.

March 19, 2020

Lake City Employees,

For the majority of the salaried positions, we will be making offers without posting and interviewing, for ease of transition.

For a small percentage of positions, we will be posting and interviewing. This is because there either is an opening without a potential candidate internally, or because of leadership’s intent to evaluate a particular position and the potential candidates.

All employees are welcome to apply for positions for which they are both qualified and interested, you do not need to apply for your current position. Go to this link to apply. If you have any questions feel free to contact Monte Comer at or 816-796-5209.

March 13, 2020

Winchester mails offer letters to 1,300 wage employees; salaried letters coming in April

The Winchester Human Resources team recently mailed more than 1,300 letters to current Lake City wage employees. Those letters included a conditional offer of employment.

As Winchester’s VP/GM Steve Goldschmidt mentioned during the recent all-hands meetings, he and his team are working to determine the staffing level they will need to effectively operate Lake City. Once that is determined, they will share that information with all employees.

Winchester is also in discussions with the local union in order to prepare for the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations. They hope to be able to provide more detailed information about that process prior to October 1, 2020.


As Goldschmidt previously announced, Winchester plans to fill approximately 95% of its staffing needs from current Northrop Grumman Lake City employees. Now that conditional offers of employment have been sent, the next step for the wage workforce will be to start the Winchester onboarding process.


You will likely need to complete the onboarding process during your unpaid lunch break or before or after your normal work hours. Winchester will send out a detailed communication describing when, where and what you will need to bring to the onboarding in the near future.

If you are a recently hired Lake City employee, please be sure to visit the Contact Us page to fill out an application and waiver to ensure you are included in the Winchester hiring process.


Winchester is diligently working on organizational sizing for the salaried workforce, as well. The Winchester HR team wants to be able to provide as much information as possible, but this process takes time. Because of this, they plan to have offer letters out to salaried employees by mid-April.

Because they are working on each organization and function individually, it is likely that some salaried employees will receive an offer letter several days, or even weeks, earlier than employees in other organizations or functions.

For example, if they finish the Engineering organization first, employees in some functions within that organization will receive letters shortly thereafter. If you do not receive a letter right away, it doesn’t mean that you are not getting an offer; it just means that your organization or function is still being worked.


The Winchester HR team will do everything they can to get to everyone by mid-April. If you have questions before then, feel free to stop by the B3 Mez area and speak with a member of the team.


Winchester understands and appreciates that everyone wants to know about PTO and other benefits. The team is working diligently to be able to provide as much of this information as possible by the end of July, if not sooner. They can tell you that they will offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

If you have a question for the Winchester team, stop by the B3 Mez area. If you have a question about the transition from a Northrop Grumman standpoint, feel free to use the Ask Leadership function on the LCPInfo page.