October 1, 2020

Welcome to Day 1!

Winchester is excited to officially take on the operation and management of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, its employees, and the critical work done to support the US Army and our soldiers.

With a reputation steeped in tradition, Winchester is committed to developing, manufacturing, and delivering high-quality ammunition products. This commitment to excellence extends to our employees. Our leadership team will bring their expertise to create a safe and well managed facility to all the people of LCAAP.

Review These Important Announcements

iconWage Transfer System

The Wage Transfer System will not be available on October 1. Be on the lookout for more information on its availability.

iconShift Realignment

Per the collective bargaining agreement, any shift realignment will take place in July of 2021. You will be notified if this process affects you earlier.

iconMechanical Testing

Mechanical testing will not be done on October 1. You will be notified when mechanical testing resumes.

iconPaid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Time Off (PTO) transfers from Northrop Grumman will not show as available in PeopleSoft until mid to late October.


The first pay period ends on Friday, October 9, and will be paid to you on Friday, October 16.

Live checks and direct deposit advices will be mailed to homes during October and November. You will receive a live check in the mail if your direct deposit was not yet setup or if there are issues with the information you provided. The live checks will include a signature. You will receive a direct deposit advice in the mail if your direct deposit processed properly. The direct deposit advices will display "NON-NEGOTIABLE" in the check print area.

Your paystub will be broken out into different sections: Hours and Earnings, Taxes, Before-Tax and After-Tax Deductions, and Employer Paid Deductions. Each of these will have both current and year-to-date amounts displayed.

You will have self-service access to your paystubs and will be trained within the next month or two how to access these.

Not Too Late!

If you still want to set up your direct deposit, it's not too late. Fill out the Direct Deposit Form and return it to the local Payroll Department.

And, if you still need to fill out your Form W-4 for your tax withholding, you can do that too.

You can return your completed W-4s to local Payroll as well.


By law, both Northrop Grumman and Winchester must take all garnishments from your paycheck, if applicable. Any refund due to you will be processed and paid by ADP.

IT Support

Visit the Hyper Care Room on Monday, Oct. 5, in Building 3, MZ Missile Room, from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. for assistance on:

  • Your new workstation
  • Network connection
  • Password resets
  • Missed user migrations

Need other options?

Contact Information

For more information, review this contact list for Winchester LCAAP Day 1 Contacts, Olin Winchester Maintenance Contacts, and your Benefit Contacts found here.

September 11, 2020

Transition News from Lake City Bulletin (September 11, 2020 issue)

The following information regarding the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant transition to Winchester was included in the September 11, 2020 issue of the Lake City Bulletin.

iconReporting to Work for Winchester

The LCAAP transitions to Olin Winchester, LLC on October 1. Wondering when you need to report to work for Olin Winchester? By now, you should have been notified of your assignment effective October 1. Please show up on your regularly scheduled shift. If you have not been notified of your assignment and think you should have been, visit the Winchester HR offices in Building 3 Mezz.

iconImportant Payroll Information

Olin Winchester will take full operational control of LCAAP on October 1, which falls in the middle of a pay period. You will still get paid on the normal bi-weekly schedule of October 16; however, you will receive two paychecks for that pay period—one from Northrop Grumman and one from Olin. The paycheck you receive from Olin will apply deductions for your new Olin benefits.

If you have submitted your Direct Deposit form to Winchester HR and it does not need corrections, you will receive your paycheck via direct deposit. For those that need to correct their forms and do not in a timely manner, you will receive a paper check in the mail at the address on file.

iconMark Your Calendar for 401(k) Enrollment

Starting September 14, 2020 through September 28, 2020, Olin Corporation will offer a special pre-enrollment window in the Olin Corporation Contributing Employee Ownership Plan (Olin CEOP) — Olin’s 401(k) retirement savings plan. This window is available for employees at LCAAP who will join Olin Winchester, LLC on October 1, 2020.

During this special pre-enrollment window, you can pre-enroll in the Olin CEOP by choosing how much you want to save (your contribution rate election) and how you want your contributions invested (your investment elections). By making these selections during the pre-enrollment window, you’ll be enrolled in the Olin CEOP as of October 1 and your contributions to the plan will begin as soon as administratively possible after that date. If you don’t make your Olin CEOP elections during the special September pre-enrollment window, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan in November 2020 unless you opt out.

Outstanding loan reminder! If you have an outstanding loan in your current or prior 401(k) plan, Olin cannot take payroll deductions to repay any pre-existing loan taken under another employer’s 401(k) plan.

iconPaid-Time Off Transfers

As part of the LCAAP transition, Olin Winchester will receive a Paid-Time Off (PTO) balance from Northrop Grumman. However, prior to September 30, we suggest you check your PTO rollover balance to ensure it matches Winchester records once the transition is complete and to prevent a negative balance.

iconStart Planning Your Holidays Now

The last days of summer are here and you might be thinking ahead to end of year holiday planning. To help you plan, we’ve published the Q4 2020 holiday schedule. Click here to view the holiday schedule applicable to your shift.

iconHealthcare ID Cards

If you enrolled in medical, dental or the healthcare flexible spending account for Q4 2020, you will receive new ID cards no later than October 1. Once new cards are received, you will need to share the information with your physicians and pharmacist to ensure claims are processed correctly after October 1. There is no ID card issued for the vision plan.

You can expect ID cards, if applicable, from the following carriers:

  • Medical ID card: Anthem
  • Prescription drug ID card: Express Scripts
  • Dental ID card: Delta Dental of Missouri
  • FSA spending card: UnitedHealthcare
iconFind an In-Network Medical Provider

Prior to October 1, you can search as a “guest” for your providers to confirm if they are considered in-network under Olin’s Gold and Silver medical plans with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Click here and it will take you directly to the provider search and applicable network.
  2. Log onto anthem.com then follow these steps:

Click “Find a Doctor / Find Care” at the top of the screen
Click “Guests (Not a member)”
Enter the following criteria:

  • What type of Care are you searching for? Medical
  • What state do you want to search with? Missouri / Kansas
  • What type of Plan do you want to search with? Medical (Employer Sponsored)
  • Select a Plan/Network. Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)

Click Continue
You can then search for your provider.

Note: Effective October 1, you will be able to log into anthem.com using your new member ID under the Olin plans to search for a provider.

iconACTION NEEDED! Dependent Information

As a result of data audits related to the Q4 special enrollment period, Olin identified several employees who are currently enrolled in Supplemental Spouse and/or Dependent Life Insurance whom Olin is missing information related to your covered dependents.

The Olin Corporate Benefits team will be making direct outreach via email to the effected employees requesting documentation related to these dependents in order to maintain coverage under the Supplemental Life Insurance plans. We encourage employees to monitor their personal email for such outreach as you do not want to miss the deadline. If proper documentation and all required information related to your dependents is not receive by the deadline, your enrollment under the associated plans will be terminated effective October 1, 2020.

iconDon’t Forget Your Loved Ones

As previously communicated, Olin was unable to obtain beneficiary information from Northrop Grumman. If you would like to designate a beneficiary for your Company-provided life insurance and/or your employee supplemental life insurance, please complete the MetLife Beneficiary Designation Form. Once you have completed the form, return it to Olin Corporate Benefits at CorporateBenefits@olin.com.

iconNew Badges Coming Soon

At the end of this month, we will distribute your new Winchester badge. This badge will replace the Northrop Grumman badge you have now. You will continue to use your federal badge until spring 2021 when it is due for renewal. Note: Your new Winchester badge will include your Olin employee ID number.

iconImportant Information for Employees on Disability and Leaves of Absence

Those on disability or a leave of absence on October 1, 2020, will need to apply for employment with Olin Winchester, LLC when they are ready to return to work.

  • Military Leave – If you are on an active Military leave with Northrop Grumman, you may apply for employment with Olin Winchester, LLC upon receiving your full release to return to work based on the expiration of your orders. You will be treated the same as all LCAAP employees hired by Olin Winchester, LLC on October 1. You will retain your original hire date and will be vested in all health and welfare plans upon becoming an active employee with Olin Winchester, LLC.
  • Any Employee Leaves of Absence and Short-Term Disability – You may apply for employment with Olin Winchester, LLC when your leave ends and will be treated as a new hire. You will receive a new hire date and seniority date, and will need to meet all vesting requirements for Olin Winchester, LLC health and welfare plans.
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) – If you’re on an active LTD, you may apply for externally posted openings and will be considered for employment along with all similarly situated applicants.

August 28, 2020

Q4 2020 Holiday Schedule

We've updated the holiday schedule for the remainder of 2020. You can review it here.

August 25, 2020

It's Time to Take Action

Health and Welfare Benefits

The enrollment period for Olin health and welfare benefits for the remainder of 2020 (October - December) ends on Wednesday, August 26. Olin has automatically mapped you to "like" coverage that will be effective October 1, 2020, under an Olin-sponsored benefit plan. We want to ensure you agree with the elections we have mapped you to based on information we received about your current coverage. If you came by the Open Enrollment event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence last week, then you are all set. If you did not attend and wish to check what benefits you are mapped to, you can come by the Winchester HR offices in Building 3 Mezz. If you want to make any corrections to your mapped coverage, you must do so by Wednesday, August 26, 2020. If your benefits are currently waived and you do not correct the mapping, you will have no coverage and will not be able to enroll for these benefits until our 2021 Open Enrollment event in November 2020.

I-9 Process

If you want to be employed by Olin Winchester, LLC on October 1, 2020, you must complete the I-9 Process. About 60 individuals have yet to complete the process and will not have a job on October 1 unless action is taken now. Please bring your documentation to the Building 3 Winchester offices during normal business hours. Not sure what documentation to bring? See page 2 of this flyer.

August 5, 2020

Your 2020 Benefits

For employees at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) who join Olin Winchester, LLC (Winchester) on or after October 1, 2020 (LCAAP employees), you will become eligible to participate in various Olin benefit plans upon employment with Winchester. We are committed to supporting your health and well-being as you join the Winchester family, which is why we will provide a variety of benefits for your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

If you were employed by LCAAP prior to Olin Winchester taking it over and are hired by Winchester as an LCAAP employee on October 1, 2020, you are immediately eligible for Olin benefits. For some benefit programs, if you are currently enrolled under a particular benefit plan at LCAAP (e.g., medical plan), Olin will automatically map you to “like” coverage, effective October 1, 2020, under an Olin-sponsored benefit plan, as outlined in the table below.

If you wish to modify the mapping Olin has applied, enroll in an Olin benefit plan for which mapping was not done, or modify your covered dependents under an Olin benefit plan, you will have the opportunity to modify your 4th quarter 2020 Olin benefit plan enrollment during a special enrollment period, scheduled to take place Monday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 26.

Early to mid-August, you will receive several email communications related to 2020 Benefits. One of the communications you will receive will contain instructions on how to access a pre-recorded 2020 Benefits presentation, along with the open enrollment materials, that are intended to provide you with detailed information about the Olin benefit plans (e.g., specific employee contribution levels, deductibles, annual limits) along with all the details surrounding the special enrollment period.

You will also receive a pre-enrollment benefits summary. The summary will be sent to you from Olin_Corporate_Benefits@olin.com. The benefits summary will outline the mappings Olin has applied to your enrollment, as well as confirm the verified dependents Olin has loaded under Medical, Dental, and Vision. This information will help you determine what action, if any, you will need to take during the special enrollment period.

In the meantime, the table below provides a brief overview of the 2020 Olin health and welfare benefits and how you will transition to them. You will receive separate communications regarding Olin’s Contributing Employee Ownership Plan (CEOP).

Benefit Description of Olin Benefit Plan(s) Transition Information
Medical Plan There are two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) type medical plan options, the Gold and Silver plans.

The Gold Plan provides higher levels of coverage with higher employee premium contributions. The Silver Plan provides slightly lower levels of coverage with lower employee premium contributions.

Each plan has a deductible and out-of-pocket maximum to limit your expenses in any year.

Both plans are administered by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, which also administers your current medical plans at LCAAP.
  • You will automatically be enrolled in the Olin medical plan and coverage tier that is closest to your current medical plan enrollment at LCAAP.
  • If you do not have current medical plan coverage at LCAAP (e.g., you have medical coverage through your spouse’s employer), you will not be automatically enrolled in any Olin medical plan.
  • For the 2020 Olin medical plan coverage, Anthem will recognize the amounts you have accumulated toward your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum in your current medical plans at LCAAP through September 30, 2020.
  • Your enrolled dependents under your current medical plan at LCAAP (if any) will transfer to your Olin medical plan coverage, so you do not have to re-enroll them or show proof of age or relationship at this time.
  • You will pay an employee premium contribution for the Olin medical plans in accordance with the Olin premium structure.
  • The employee premium contribution amount for Olin medical plans typically vary if you or your dependents are tobacco users. As tobacco user status was not part of the records provided for this transition, the premium contribution amounts applied to LCAAP employees for 2020 Olin medical plan coverage will be the Non-Tobacco User premium contribution amounts. Please note that as part of Olin’s normal open enrollment process for 2021 benefits, such variation in premium contributions amounts will apply based on tobacco user status and you will be asked to certify your and your dependents tobacco user status.
Prescription Drug Coverage Prescription drug coverage is administered separately from your Olin medical plan. Olin’s pharmacy benefit manager is Express Scripts.
  • No separate election is required during enrollment. You will automatically be enrolled in prescription drug coverage if you are enrolled in an Olin medical plan.
  • The pharmacy benefit is the same under both Olin medical plans.
Dental Plan There are two Olin dental plan options, the Delta Dental Gold Option and the Delta Dental Silver Option. While the plans are similar, the Gold Option provides some enhancements, including orthodontia coverage. The Silver Option is free to employees, meaning you pay no employee premium contribution if you are enrolled in this plan. Both plans are administered by Delta Dental of Missouri.
  • You will automatically be enrolled in the Olin dental plan that is closest to your current dental plan enrollment at LCAAP.
  • If you do not have current dental plan coverage at LCAAP (e.g., you have dental coverage through your spouse’s employer), you will not be automatically enrolled in any Olin dental plan.
  • Olin was unable to obtain information related to your enrolled dependents under your current dental coverage at LCAAP (if any) as part of the records provided for this transition; therefore, all dependents enrolled under your current medical plan coverage at LCAAP (if any) will be automatically enrolled under the Olin dental plan (as applicable).
Vision Plan There is one Olin vision plan option, administered by UnitedHealthcare Vision.
  • Provided that you are currently enrolled in vision plan coverage at LCAAP, you will automatically be enrolled in the Olin vision plan.
  • Olin was unable to obtain information related to your enrolled dependents under your current vision plan coverage at LCAAP (if any) as part of the records provided for this transition; therefore, all dependents enrolled under your current medical plan coverage at LCAAP (if any) have been automatically enrolled under the Olin vision plan (as applicable).
Spending Accounts There are two types of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) at Olin: a Health Care FSA and a Dependent Care FSA. You can use the Health Care FSA to pay for eligible health care expenses for you and your dependents. The Dependent Care FSA can be used to pay for eligible child care expenses. The Olin Health Care FSA is administered by UnitedHealthcare and the Olin Dependent Care FSA is administered internally by Olin Corporate Benefits.

Olin does not offer a health savings account (HSA) option.
  • To participate in either the Olin Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA in the 4th quarter of 2020, you must make an active election during the special enrollment period in August 2020.
  • For any eligible expenses you incur through September 30, 2020, you will need to utilize your current HSA or FSA at LCAAP (if any). Such expenses incurred prior to your employment with Winchester would not be eligible expenses with respect to the Olin FSA plans.
Disability Programs Olin provides Short-Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage. Olin pays the full cost of providing STD, as well as the Low Option LTD Plan, which covers 60% of your Base Monthly Pay. Olin also offers the option to purchase additional long-term disability coverage, which provides a benefit of 66.67% of your Base Monthly Pay up to a maximum. The Olin STD and LTD programs are administered by Unum.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the Olin-provided Short-Term Disability coverage and the Low Option Long-Term Disability Plan.
  • To enroll in the Olin High Option LTD Plan for the 4th quarter of 2020, you must make an active election during the special enrollment period in August 2020.
  • The Olin High Option Long-Term Disability Plan is available at an additional cost to you.
Life Insurance Olin provides Basic Life Insurance coverage equal to your annual base pay.

In addition to the company provided life insurance, Olin offers the option to purchase Supplemental Life Insurance. Additional coverage is available for you, your spouse, and your dependent children.

Life Insurance is provided through MetLife.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the Olin-provided Basic Life Insurance coverage equal to one times your annual pay.
  • In regards to Supplemental Life Insurance, employees who are currently enrolled in supplemental life at LCAAP will automatically be enrolled in Olin Supplemental Life Insurance coverage and be mapped to the Olin provided coverage tier that is closest to their current enrollment.
  • During the special enrollment period in August 2020, you may increase your current supplemental life insurance coverage level by one-tier (one tier is equivalent to ½ times base pay).
Employee Assistance Program The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides tools and resources to Olin employees and their eligible dependents to help them deal with life’s stresses.
  • You will automatically receive this EAP benefit for you and your eligible dependents.

Please note that if you are hired at LCAAP by Winchester after October 1, 2020, the above transition and mapping process will not be applicable to you, and your benefit plan enrollment at Olin will generally be treated in a similar manner to any newly hired employee.

Your 2021 Benefits

Please note that your 2020 Olin benefit elections (whether through the mapping above or made at the special enrollment window in August 2020) will not rollover into 2021. For 2021, you will need to enroll during the normal Open Enrollment process in November 2020 if you would like to continue coverage or elect new coverage under the Olin benefit plans for 2021. More information will be provided about the 2021 Open Enrollment process closer to November 2020.

If any information listed here conflicts with legal documents of any Olin benefit plan, those legal documents (as interpreted by the plan administrator) shall govern in all cases. As always, Olin Corporation reserves the right to amend and/or terminate any Olin benefit plan in its sole discretion at any time.

Nothing on this website should be construed as an offer of employment, nor as a promise or guarantee of future employment, by Olin Corporation or any of its affiliates for any duration.

The information listed here is not intended to be considered tax, investment, or legal advice about any employer benefit plan or employee compensation item, and you should not construe the contents of this website or any prior or subsequent communications, whether written or oral, as such.

Olin, and the committees, directors, officers, employees and agents of Olin are not permitted to provide you with individualized investment, tax, or legal advice, and cannot provide you with any specific information regarding the administration or benefits of any employer benefit plan maintained by an unrelated entity.

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 21. 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 customerservice@hireright.com 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

icon Hourly employees

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.

icon Salaried employees

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 mcomer@olin.com 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 OlinHR_Admin@olin.com.

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 mcomer@olin.com 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.