Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Newark Resident Investigative Office
190 Middlesex/Essex Turnpike
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732)750-5661 Fax: (732)750-5963
August 18, 2010
Mr. Felix Tuccillo , President
Communication Workers AFL-CIO
1206 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08629
LM File Number 032-121
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Dear Mr. Tuccillo :
This office has recently completed an audit of Communication Workers Local 81455 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, Financial Secretary Sondra Ferguson and CPA Kristin Millen on August 18, 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 CAP disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(b), which requires labor organizations to file annual financial reports accurately disclosing their financial condition and operations. The Labor Organization Annual Reports (Form LM-3) filed by Local 81455 for fiscal years ended June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009, were deficient in that:
• Some disbursements included in Item 54 – Other Disbursements, are incorrectly reported and should be included in Items 45 and 51.
Conclusion/Resolution of Reporting Problems
Local 81455 must file an amended Form LM-3 for fiscal years ending June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009, to correct the deficient items discussed above. I discussed with you the availability of the reporting forms and instructions on the OLMS website (www.dol.gov/olms). The amended Form LM-3 should be submitted to this office at the address provided as soon as possible, but not later than September 24, 2010. Before filing, review the report thoroughly to be sure it is complete, accurate, and signed properly with original signatures.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Communication Workers Local 81455 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.
cc: Sondra Ferguson, Financial Secretary