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Guilfoyle to join Treasury’s Administrative Team Jan. 22

LANSING — State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced the selection of Dr. Jeff Guilfoyle as Chief Deputy Treasurer, effective Jan. 22.

Guilfoyle will join Treasury’s leadership team with a broad range of responsibilities, including providing expertise on state and local tax policy in Michigan, overseeing department operations and acting on behalf of the State Treasurer as needed.

Guilfoyle previously worked at Treasury from 1998 through 2009, serving in several positions, including director, within the Economic and Revenue Forecasting Division and the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis (ORTA).

“Jeff’s expertise as an economist, K-12 policy and Michigan’s budget and tax system will be a great complement to Treasury’s administrative team,” said Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. “I am excited that Jeff has agreed to return to Treasury to work with us to serve Michigan’s local government units, schools and taxpayers.”

After leaving Treasury in 2009 Guilfoyle served as the President of Citizens Research Council of Michigan. Since 2014 he has served as Vice President of Public Sector Consultants developing solutions to complex public policy issues.

Guilfoyle holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Michigan, and both a master’s degree and a Doctorate’s in Economics from Michigan State University. — G.G.

During the federal shutdown, file your complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights

LANSING — As the federal government shutdown moves into its third week, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is reminding residents that they don’t have to wait to file a complaint about discrimination. Michiganders who believe they have been discriminated against in housing or on the job may have the option to file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR).

MDCR partners with both the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and can take complaints related to employment and housing at any time, even during the federal shutdown.

“Michigan residents don’t have to wait for the shutdown to end before they can begin the process of filing a complaint when facing discrimination in housing or employment,” said MDCR Director Agustin V. Arbulu. “It is important to file your complaint in a timely way in order to protect your right to have the alleged discrimination investigated and addressed.”

To file a complaint, call MDCR at 800-482-3604 or go to the MDCR website, Michigan.gov/MDCR and click on “File a Complaint” at the top of the page. Intake staff will determine if MDCR has jurisdiction and guide you on next steps.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the operational arm of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to www.michigan.gov/ mdcr. — G.G.

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