Number: 12-05

August 12, 2005

Reminder: The Grace Period for Form LM-30 Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report Ends August 15, 2005

Union officers or employees (except employees performing exclusively clerical or custodial services) must file a Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, Form LM-30, if they or their spouses or minor children have certain interests or dealings. The reporting requirements are designed to disclose possible conflicts between personal interests and the officer's or employee's duty to the union and its members.

Under a special enforcement policy, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) instituted a 90-day -grace period- beginning April 15, 2005, for filing Form LM-30. The grace period was subsequently extended to August 15, 2005. New filers during this grace period will not have to submit reports for prior years. Specifically, in the interest of achieving greater compliance with the reporting requirements, OLMS will not require a new filer to submit reports covering the same financial interest for any prior years absent extraordinary circumstances. The new filer must submit his or her initial report voluntarily (that is, without being directed by OLMS) during this grace period.

Please note that there will be no further extensions of the Form LM-30 grace period, and that all submissions of Form LM-30 must be postmarked by August 15, 2005, to be considered filed during the grace period.

After the expiration of the grace period, OLMS will continue to follow its normal practice, in which OLMS may seek reports for the five prior years.

For additional information on the Form LM-30, including links to the downloadable form and instructions, please visit the OLMS Form LM-30 Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report page.

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Last Updated: 08/12/05