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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)


U.S. Department of Labor San Francisco – Seattle District Office
Office of Labor-Management Standards 90 7th Street, Suite 2-825
San Francisco, CA 94103
OFFICE: (415) 625-2661 / FAX: (415) 625-2662

300 5th Avenue, Suite 1290
Seattle, WA 98104
OFFICE: (206) 398-8099 / FAX: (206) 398-8090



September 22, 2014


Ms. Mary Medina, Secretary Treasurer
National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 231
4466 Spaatz Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722-3400
Case Number: 530-6002268()
LM Number: 089-932


Dear Ms. Medina:

This office has recently completed an audit of National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 231, 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 President Najera on September 19, 2014, 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.

Reporting Violations

Failure to File By-laws

The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(a), which requires that a union submit a copy of its revised constitution or by-laws with its LM report when it makes changes to its constitution or by-laws. Branch 231 amended its by-laws on March 7, 2014, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year.

Branch 231 has now filed a copy of its by-laws.

Other Violations

Inadequate Bonding

The audit revealed that Branch 231’s officers and employees were not bonded for the minimum amount required at the time of the audit. However, Branch 231 obtained adequate bonding coverage and provided evidence of this to OLMS during the audit. As a result, OLMS will take no further enforcement action regarding this issue.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 231 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.

Sincerely,


Investigator


cc: Mr. Richard Najera, President
Ms. Rachel Coronado, Vice President