This Manual has been prepared for the use of employees of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), whose responsibilities relate to administration of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.  It is also made available to the public via the OLMS website.  Please see the PDF version of the Manual or the HTML version linked from the box on this page.

Each Manual item is keyed to a specific subject of the law.  Appropriate court decisions and other administrative materials which affect or relate to provisions of the Act are also keyed into the codification scheme.

The Manual may be used by authorized office personnel as a basis for dealing with situations similar to those in the entries.  Care should be taken, however, in attempting to apply an interpretation to a given fact situation, to assure that the facts justify such application.  In answering inquiries, orally or (where authorized) in writing, office personnel should follow the language used in the Manual as closely as possible.  Doubtful situations should be referred to OLMS at or (202) 693-0123.


Last Updated: 2-11-22