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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
St. Louis District Office
1222 Spruce Street
Room 9 109E
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314)539-2667 Fax: (314)539-2626

September 6, 2006

Mr. Charles Redecker, Financial Secretary
Carpenters Ind.
Local 3202
440 Highway U
Warrenton, MO 63383

     Re: Case Number

Dear Mr. Redecker:

This office has recently completed an audit of Carpenters Local 3202 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 you on August 25, 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. Local 3202's officers and employees were bonded for $110,000, but they must be bonded for at least $111,000. As adequate bonding coverage was obtained and documentation provided during the audit, no further enforcement action will be taken.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Carpenters Local 3202 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