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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Seattle District Office
1111 Third Avenue
Room 605
Seattle, WA 98101 3212
(206)398-8099 Fax: (206)398-8090

September 20, 2006

Mr. John Mohles, Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Building & Construction Trades Council
3535 SE 86th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206

     Re: Case Number

Dear Mr. Mohles:

This office has recently completed an audit of Building & Construction Trades Council 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 Executive Secretary- Treasurer John Mohles on May 5, 2006, 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 a violation of LMRDA Section 502 (Bonding), which requires that union officers and employees be bonded for no less than 10 percent of the total funds handled by those individuals or their predecessors during the preceding fiscal year. Building & Construction Trades Council's officers and employees are currently bonded for $10,000, but they must be bonded for at least $23,605. Adequate bonding coverage was obtained and documentation provided shortly after the audit. No further enforcement action will be taken.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Building & Construction Trades Council 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: President Jim Pauley