U.S. Department of Labor

Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Nashville District Office
P.O. Box 79255
Charlotte, NC 28271
(704)845-2775 Fax: (704)845-2775

March 20, 2008

Andrew Oyaas, Secretary-Treasurer
IATSE Local 491
1707 Castle Hayne Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

LM File Number 526-907
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Dear Mr. Oyaas:

This office has recently completed an audit of 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, Business Agent Jason Rosin and me on March 7, 2008, 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 audit revealed 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 those individuals or their predecessors handled during the preceding fiscal year. The audit revealed that Local 491’s officers and employees were not bonded for the minimum amount required at the time of the audit. However, the union obtained adequate bonding coverage and provided evidence of this to OLMS during the audit. As a result, OLMS will take no further enforcement action regarding this issue.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to 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.


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Senior Investigator