Number: 03-08

February 27, 2008

Revised Digital Signature Guide Posted to Website

Union officers must electronically sign and submit the Labor Organization Annual Report (Form LM-2) using an Access Certificate for Electronic Services (ACES) digital certificate. The Form LM-2 must be submitted to OLMS electronically. The certificates can also be used to submit Forms LM-3 and LM-4 electronically. The Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has posted on its website a revision to its guide to help labor organizations apply digital signatures to their Labor Organization Annual Report and troubleshoot some common issues that may arise. Filers are particularly reminded to review page 10 of the guide which provides instructions for entering the signatory’s phone number which must be added before applying the digital signature.

The guide, in Adobe pdf format, can be downloaded from this link:

To access this guide you will need the Adobe Reader software, which can be downloaded free of charge from:
An ACES certificate can be purchased through IdenTrust at: If you have any questions or problems with the purchasing procedure, contact IdenTrust's Help Desk directly at 1-888-339-8904. You can also contact the OLMS Help Desk at 1-866-401-1109 if you experience problems or have questions about digitally signing your LM Report. For additional information and FAQs on obtaining a digital signature, please visit the OLMS Digital Signature page at Thank you for subscribing to the OLMS Mailing List. We hope that you find this mailing informative. If you need to change your subscription email address or no longer wish to receive mailings from OLMS, please visit the OLMS Mailing List Subscription page at

Last Updated: 1-23-19