The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) published, on December 23, 2019, a proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) (OMB Control #1245-0003) implementing the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). OLMS, in part, seeks to revise the ICR due to electronic filing changes associated with the Forms LM-1, LM-3, LM-4, LM-10, LM-20, and LM-21. See: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/23/2019-27578/information-collection-request-comment-request; see also the OLMS forms page for further information on the LM reports and their instructions. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved these changes on June 17, 2020, thereby removing the continuing hardship exemption for Form LM-3 and LM-4 filers, and requiring electronic filing for labor relations consultants that file the Form LM-20, effective as of June 17, 2020. See: www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202004-1245-001. Additionally, mandatory electronic filing for labor organizations that file the Form LM-1 became effective on September 4, 2020, upon release of the electronic version of the form. The Form LM-10 and LM-21 changes are effective for reports that must be filed beginning on January 1, 2021.
Further, OLMS revised the existing ICR in order to ensure a fully comprehensive estimate of such burden associated with the LMRDA, by including the recordkeeping burden associated with union officer elections. See 29 USC § 481. Under 29 USC § 481, election officials designated in the constitution and bylaws or the secretary, if no other official is designated, shall preserve for one year the ballots and all other records pertaining to a labor organization’s election of officers. Additionally, the revision incorporates the reporting burden associated with the voluntary submission of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) to OLMS pursuant to Labor Management Relations Act section 211(a) and Secretary's Order 4–2007.
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Last Updated: September 04, 2020