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U.S. Department of Labor

Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
New Jersey Resident Investigator Office
190 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike
Room 204
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
(732)750-5661 Fax: (732)750-5963

June 29, 2009

 

Mr. Achmed Achtau, Treasurer
Bakery Workers Local 719
201 Rock Road
Suite LL2
Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452

LM File Number 056-523
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Dear Mr. Achtau:

This office has recently completed an audit of Bakery Workers Local 719 under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization’s compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with on June 17, 2009, the following problems were disclosed during the CAP. The matters listed below are not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.

The CAP disclosed the following reporting errors on the LM-2 filed for year ended December 31, 2008:

1. Only one of the seventeen constitutional officers are listed. All need to be listed, along with cash payments to each, allowances and expenses paid to – or on behalf of – each officer.

2. Inaccurate figures appear for total payments made for rent, employee benefits, and per capita.

3. Schedule 18 contains a total of $55,390 in payments - without itemization – made payable to Bakery Local 719, itself. Examination of your original records disclosed no payments from Local 719 to itself.

You are to be commended for the maintenance of accurate, meticulous financial records. However, the local’s external accountant who prepared the LM-2 filing needs to take a careful look at those records in order for him to prepare an accurate, amended LM-2 filing for year 2008. A signed, amended LM-2 should be forwarded to me at the Iselin, New Jersey office no later than July 30, 2009.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to you and your staff 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,

 

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Senior Investigator