Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
St. Louis Office
1222 Spruce Street, Suite 9.109E
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-2667 Fax: (314) 539-2626
July 8, 2014
Mr. Jeffrey Myers, Financial Secretary
Carpenters Local 1839
1733 Kristi Lane
Pacific, MO 63069
Case Number: 510-6001165()
LM Number: 039379
Dear Mr. Myers:
This office has recently completed an audit of Carpenters Local 1839 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 Steve Geschke on June 30, 2014, no violations of the LMRDA were disclosed in areas of financial activity included in the CAP. This does not exhaust all possible problem areas, however, since the audit conducted was limited in scope and did not include all areas of your union’s operation.
During the audit, you advised that Treasurer Robert Hanneken and yourself sign blank checks. The two signature requirement is an effective internal control of union funds. Its purpose is to attest to the authenticity of a completed document already signed. However, signing a blank check in advance does not attest to the authenticity of a completed check, and negates the purpose of the two signature requirement. OLMS recommends that Local 1839 review these procedures to improve internal control.
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Carpenters Local 1839 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: Mr. Steve Geschke, Accountant
1630 Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131