FAA Denies Records Concerning Diversity Data Exists

The Federal Aviation Administration has responded to the Association’s first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which sought diversity data concerning previous hiring bids. The request specifically sought 2015 Final Offer Letter information. The FAA had previously released the diversity information for the 2014 Bid to another requestor. Now, the agency claims that no records can be found for the 2015 Bid. ACTI has attempted to remediate this issue with the agency but, thus far, it has not changed course. ACTI will continue to press for the information and seek legal action if needed.

ACTI Begins Submitting Freedom of Information Act Requests

ACTI announces that it has begun submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ACTI will submit requests for the purpose of gathering more information concerning the hiring process, the previous process, the changes, and the results. ACTI will use the information gathered to research the changes and the results and publish its findings based on the raw data received from the FAA.

Our first FOIA request was submitted Friday, February 10, 2017. We requested a fee waiver for academic and public interest purposes. As of February 17, FAA has not acknowledged our request.

Although ACTIs goal is to obtain the information through the administrative process, ACTI may pursue litigation against FAA for future failures to comply with the Act.

Student Recommendation Contacts

ACTI has worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to establish a process for applicant recommendation letters for those applying as CTI under Pool 1 for the 2016 Bid Announcement.

The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 affected the ATCS hiring process. As a result of this legislation, candidates who graduated from a Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program are required to submit proof of graduation and an appropriate recommendation from the CTI institution to the FAA.

Aims College – Larry.Stephen@aims.edu
Arizona State University – Verne.Latham@asu.edu
Broward College – rclaudio@broward.edu
Community College Beaver County – Wayne.Resetar@ccbc.edu
Community College Baltimore County – jeichelberger@ccbcmd.edu
Daniel Webster College – Wyman_Peter@dwc.edu
Florida State College at Jacksonville – sfischer@fscj.edu
Green River College – JWolfe@greenriver.edu
Hampton University – Margaret.Browning@hamptonu.edu
Hesston College – danm@hesston.edu
Inter- American University – jcalaf@bayamon.inter.edu
Kent State University – rpriestl@kent.edu
LeTourneau University – SeanFortier@letu.edu
Lewis University  – ParrotWi@lewisu.edu
Metropolitan State University – kuhlmank@msudenver.edu
Miami Dade College – Vfernan3@mdc.edu
Middle Georgia College – James.Griner@mga.edu
Middle Tennessee State University – Gail.Zlotky@mstu.edu
Mt. San Antonio College – rrogus@mtsac.edu
Minneapolis Community and Technical College – trena@mmmathis.com
Purdue University – mnolan@purdue.edu
Sacramento City College – WebbD@scc.losrios.edu
Texas State Technical College – Dar.Klontz@tstc.edu
Tulsa Community College – Gary.Wescott@tulsacc.edu
University of Alaska, Anchorage – sllarue@uaa.alaska.edu
Western Michigan University – Ryan.Seiler@wmich.edu