Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Electronic Communications '1500 VV.

County Road 82, Mailstop 730 Roseville, Minnesota 55113

June 14,2011 To: Contractors, Vendors and Grantees Re: Potential Temporary Suspension of State Contract Performance Weare writing because your organization has a relationship with this agency either under a current contract with an expiration date after June 30, 2011, or a new contract that is to become effective on or after July 1, 2011. As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned May 23,2011, without appropriating money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1,2011. This agency operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. Our current biennial budget is due to end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations of the agency for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to expend or release funds to pay for goods or services after June 30,2011. In this event, expenditures will be limited to fund or support only critical life, health, and safety functions of state government. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations, we must advise all contractors, vendors and grantees that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1, 2011, all work, activity and performances under our contracts must be suspended as of that date, pending authorized appropriations, as will all payments required of this agency under those contracts. In the event that any contract concerns a critical state function, as described above, you will be notified by separate letter, publication, bulletin Of other appropriate means. We will work to keep you informed of progress regarding legislative authorization of appropriations, and we will make every reasonable effort to issue public notices promptly when budgets are approved and contract performance may be resumed. We do suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media publications for further information.

Sincerely,

Mukhtar Thakur Director, Office of Electronic Communications Minnesota Department of Transportation

443 Lafayette Road N. st. Paul, Minnesota 55155 www.dILmn.gov

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT

LABO

INDUSTRY

(651) 284·5005 1·800·DIAL·DLI TTY: (651) 297·4198

June 17,2011 To: Stakeholders, Customers and Other Users of Department of Labor and Industry Services Re: Potential Disruption in State Operations We are writing because you or your organization is regulated in some manner by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") or you are a user of one or more of the services offered by DLI. As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned May 23,2011 without reaching an agreement 'with the executive branch to appropriate money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2011. DLI operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. Our current biennial budget is due to end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations ofDLI for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to continue agency operations. In this event, only those limited services that are deemed to be "critical" by a court will continue. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations nor do we know which, if aI1Y, services provided by DLI will continue in such an event, we must advise you that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1,2011, we anticipate that virtually all ofDLI's operations will cease. These include, but are not limited to, the issuance oflicenses, permits, and building plan approvals; vocational rehabilitation services; workers' compensation dispute resolution and mediation services; OSHA consultations; the administration of exams required for licensure; the approval of apprenticeship agreements; and electrical and other inspection services not related to incidents of imminent danger or catastrophic situations. For questions about a potential disruption ofDLI services, please e-mail us at dli.communications@state.mn.us prior to July 1,2011; emails received on or after July 1 will not be responded to until DLI resumes operations. We also suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media outlets for updates and further information regarding any disruption in state government services. Sincerely,

essica Looman Assistant Commissioner
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443 Lafayette Road N. st. Paul, Minnesota 55155 www.dILmn.gov

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR

INDUSTRY

(651) 284-5005 1-800-DIAL-DLI TTY: (651) 297-4198

June 17,2011 To: Stakeholders, Customers and Other Users of Department of Labor and Industry Services Re: Potential Disruption in State Operations We are writing because you or your organization is regulated in some manner by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") or you are a user of one or more of the services offered by DLI. As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjoumed May 23,2011 without reaching an agreement with the executive branch to appropriate money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1,2011. DLI operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning 01). July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. Our current biennial budget is dueto end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations ofDLI for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to continue agency operations. In this event, only those limited services that are deemed to be "critical" by a COUlt will continue. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations nor do we know which, if any, services provided by DLI will continue ill such an event, we must advise you that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1,2011, we anticipate that virtually all ofDLI's operations will cease. These include, but are not limited to, the issuance of licenses, permits, and building plan approvals; vocational rehabilitation services; workers' compensation dispute resolution and mediation services; OSHA consultations; the administration of exams required for licensure; the approval of apprenticeship agreements; and electrical and other inspection services not related to incidents of imminent danger or catastrophic situations. For questions about a potential disruption ofDLI services, please e-mail us at dli.communications@state.lllil.us prior to July 1,2011; emails received on or after July 1 will not be responded to until DLI resumes operations. We also suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media outlets for updates and further information regarding any disruption in state government services. Sincerely,. ~

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Assistant Commissioner
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443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 www.dILmn.gov

MINNESOTA

DEPAR'Y'MENT OF

LABOR

INDUSTRY

(651) 284-5005 1-800-DIAL-DLI TTY: (651) 297-4198

June 17,2011 To: Stakeholders, Customers and Other Users of Department of Labor and Industry Services Re: Potential Disruption in State Operations We are writing because you or your organization is regulated in some manner by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") or you are a user of one or more of the services offered by DLI. As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjoumed May 23,2011 without reaching an agreement with the executive branch to appropriate money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2011. DLI operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. Our current biennial budget is due to end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations ofDLI for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to continue agency operations. In this event, only those limited services that are deemed to be "critical" by a court will continue. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations nor do we know which, if any, services provided by DLI will continue in such an event, we must advise you that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1,2011, we anticipate that virtually all ofDLI's operations will cease. These include, but are not limited to, the issuance of licenses, permits, and building plan approvals; vocational rehabilitation services; workers' compensation dispute resolution and mediation services; OSHA consultations; the administration of exams required for licensure; the approval of apprenticeship agreements; and electrical and other inspection services not related to incidents of imminent danger or catastrophic situations. For questions about a potential disruption ofDLI services, please e-mail us at dli.communications@state.mn.us prior to July 1,2011; emails received on or after July 1 will not be responded to until DLI resumes operations. We also suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media outlets for updates and further information regarding any disruption in state government services. Sincerely,

essica LOOmaIl Assistant Commissioner
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443 Lafayette Road N. st. Paul, Minnesota 55155 www.dILmn.gov

MINNESOTA

DEPAR'TMENT OF

R

INDUSTRY

(651) 284·5005 1-800-DIAL-DLI TTY: (651) 297·4198

June 17,2011 To: Stakeholders, Customers and Other Users of Department of Labor and Industry Services Re: Potential Disruption in State Operations We are writing because you or your organization is regulated in some manner by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") or you are a user of one or more of the services offered by DLL As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned May 23,2011 without reaching an agreement with the executive branch to appropriate money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2011. DLI operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. Our current biennial budget is due to end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations ofDLI for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to continue agency operations. In this event, only those limited services that are deemed to be "critical" by a court will continue. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations nor do we know which, if any, services provided by DLI will continue in such an event, we must advise you that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1,2011, we anticipate that virtually all ofDLI's operations will cease. These include, but are not limited to, the issuance of licenses, permits, and building plan approvals; vocational rehabilitation services; workers' compensation dispute resolution and mediation services; OSHA consultations; the administration of exams required for licensure; the approval of apprenticeship agreements; and electrical and other inspection services not related to incidents of imminent danger or catastrophic situations. For questions about a potential disruption ofDLI services, please e-mail us at dli.communications@state.lIDI.uS prior to July 1,2011; emails received on or after July 1 will not be responded to until DLI resumes operations. We also suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media outlets for updates and further information regarding any disruption in state government services. Sincerely,

essica Looman Assistant Commissioner
This information can be provided to you in alternative formats (Braille, large print or audio). An Equal Opportunity Employer
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443 Lafayette Road N. st. Paul, Minnesota 55155 www.dILmn.gov

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT

LABO

INDUSTRY

(651) 284-5005 1-800-DIAL-DLI TTY: (651) 297·4198

June 17,2011 To: Stakeholders, Customers and Other Users of Department of Labor and Industry Services Re: Potential Disruption in State Operations We are writing because you or your organization is regulated in some manner by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ("DLI") or you are a user of one or more of the services offered by DLI. As you may know, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned May 23,2011 without reaching an agreement 'with the executive branch to appropriate money to fund the operations of state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2011. DLI operates on a biennial budget. Funds are appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature every two years, with each fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following calendar' year. Our current biennial budget is due to end after June 30, 2011. In the absence of legislation specifically appropriating funds for the continuing operations ofDLI for the next biennium, we will have no or very limited authority to continue agency operations. In this event, only those limited services that are deemed to be "critical" by a court will continue. Because we do not know whether the biennial budget process will conclude in time to avoid a disruption to our operations nor do we know which, if any, services provided by DLI will continue in such an event, we must advise you that in the absence of legislatively authorized appropriations as of July 1,2011, we anticipate that virtually all ofDLI's operations will cease. These include, but are not limited to, the issuance of licenses, permits, and building plan approvals; vocational rehabilitation services; workers' compensation dispute resolution and mediation services; OSHA consultations; the administration of exams required for licensure; the approval of apprenticeship agreements; and electrical and other inspection services not related to incidents of imminent danger or catastrophic situations. For questions about a potential disruption ofDLI services, please e-mail us at dli.communications@state.nm.us prior to July 1,2011; emails received on or after July 1 will not be responded to until DLI resumes operations. We also suggest that you monitor state web sites, bulletins and media outlets for updates and further information regarding any disruption in state government services. Sincerely,

essica Looman Assistant Commissioner
This information can be provided to you in alternative formats (Braille, large print or audio). An Equal Opportunity Employer
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