Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
St. Louis District Office
1222 Spruce Street, Suite 9.109E
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-2667 Fax: (314) 539-2626
June 29, 2010
Ms. Rebecca Sleeper, Secretary Treasurer
Greater St. Louis Area Port Council
4581 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116 Case Number: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
LM Number: 509824
Dear Ms. Sleeper:
This office has recently completed an audit of Greater St. Louis Area Port Council 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 and Office Secretary Betty W on June 25, 2010, 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 disclosed the following other violation:
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 port Council’s officers and employees are currently bonded for $10,000, but they must be bonded for at least $11,488. The Port Council should obtain adequate bonding coverage for its officers and employees immediately. Please provide proof of bonding coverage to this office as soon as possible, but not later than July 30, 2010.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Greater St. Louis Area Port Council 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.