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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)


U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Labor-Management Standards
Dallas Office
A. Maceo Smith Fed. Bldg.
525 Griffin Street, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75202
(972) 850-2500 Fax: (972) 850-2501





June 30, 2015



Mr. Jeff Novosad, Financial Secretary
Steelworkers AFL-CIO
Local 1822-S
925 County Road 481
Lott, TX 76656-3750
Case Number: 420-6004136()
LM Number: 018662


Dear Mr. Novosad:

This office has recently completed an audit of Steelworkers AFL-CIO Local 1822-S 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 Local 1822-S President Joe Budzisz on June 4, 2015, 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 Violation

Every labor organization subject to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), must file a financial report, Form LM-2, LM-3, or LM-4, each year with the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The financial report must be filed within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year (12-month reporting period). The annual financial report must accurately disclose a labor organization’s financial condition and operations. The president and treasurer or the corresponding principal officers of the labor organization required to sign the annual financial report are personally responsible for its filling and accuracy. Under the LMRDA, officers are subject to criminal penalties for willful failure to file a required report and for false reporting.

The audit disclosed that Local 1822-S had not filed its LM-3 Report for fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, by the due date of March 31, 2015.

In as much as the LM-3 for Local 1822-S for fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 was received in the OLMS Dallas Office on June 19, 2015, no further action will be taken regarding this matter.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Steelworkers AFL-CIO 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. Joe Budzisz, President