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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)



U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards
Boston District Office
JFK Federal Building, Suite E-365
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 624-6690 Fax: (617) 624-6606




November 7, 2013




Ms. Sandra A. Kennedy, Treasurer
Letter Carriers, Rural Ind.
State Association, Rhode Island
PO Box 223
East Greenwich, RI 0281
Case Number: 110-17630 LM Number: 088820


Dear Ms. Kennedy:

This office has recently completed an audit of Letter Carriers, Rural Ind. 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 President David Greene on October 30, 2013, 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.

Violations

The audit disclosed the following violation(s):

1. Inadequate Bonding

The audit revealed a violation ofLMRDA Section 502 (Bonding), which requires that union officers and employees be bonded for no less than 10 percent of the total funds those individuals or their predecessors handled during the preceding fiscal year.

Officers and employees of Rural Letter Carriers of Rhode Island are currently bonded for
$7,500, but they must be bonded for at least $8,349. Rural Letter Carriers of Rhode Island should obtain adequate bonding coverage for its officers and employees immediately. Please provide proof of bonding coverage to this office as soon as possible, but not later than November 15, 2013.



I want to extend my personal appreciation to Letter Carriers, Rural Ind. 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. David M. Greene, President
Ms. Sandra A. Kennedy
November 7, 2013
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