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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administrat~on
Office of Labor-Management Standards
San Francisco District Office
90 7th Street
Suite 18-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 625-2661 Fax:(415) 625-2662

September 23, 2008

Ms. Ruthie Oliver, Treasurer
AFGE Local 51
155 Hermann Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
LM File Number: 501-016
Case Number:----

Dear Ms. Oliver:

This office has recently completed an audit of AFGE Local 51 under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization's compliance with the provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), 5 U.S.C. 7120, and the Department's regulations, 29 CFR 458. As discussed during the exit interview with you on September 23,2008, the following problem was disclosed during the CAP. The matter listed below is not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.

Reporting Violations

Pursuant to 29 C.F.R., Section 458.3, the reporting requirement under 29 C.F.R. Section 403.2 (see Section 201(b) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)) is made applicable to labor organizations subject to the requirements of the CSRA. This provision requires labor organizations to file annual financial reports that accurately disclose their financial condition and perations. The audit disclosed a violation of this requirement. The Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-3 filed by Local 51 for fiscal year ending December 31,2007, was deficient in that it failed to report the funds from the Wells Fargo dental account.

Local 51 must file an amended Form LM-3 for fiscal year ending December 31,2007, to correct the deficient item discussed above. I provided you with a blank form and instructions, and advised you that the reporting forms and instructions are available on the OLMS website (www.olms.dol.gov). The amended Form LM-3 should be submitted to this office at the above address as soon as possible, but not later than October 31, 2008. Before filing, review the report thoroughly to be sure it is complete, accurate, and signed properly with original signatures.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to AFGE Local 51 for the cooperation and courtesy extended during this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that you make sure this letter and the compliance assistance materials provided to you are passed on to future officers. If we can provide any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call.

Sincerely,
Investigator
cc: Mr. Mohamed Elmesewdy, President