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: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-12-23/pdf/2019-27578.pdf; see also the OLMS forms page for further information on the LM reports and their instructions. The Department proposes to remove the continuing hardship exemption for Form LM-3 and LM-4 filers, and also seeks to make mandatory electronic filing for labor organizations that file the Form LM-1, labor relations consultants that file the Form LM-20 and Form LM-21, and employers that file the Form LM-10. OLMS seeks comments on the proposed ICR revisions.
Further, OLMS seeks to revise 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 U.S.C. § 481. Under 29 U.S.C. § 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 is necessary in order to incorporate 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.
How to Submit Comments: The comment period closed on February 21, 2020.
For Further Information Contact: Andrew R. Davis, Chief of the Division of Interpretations and Standards, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room N-5609, Washington, DC 20210, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 693-0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877-8339 (TTY/TDD).
Last Updated: 2-24-20