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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Cincinnati District Office
36 East Seventh Street
Room 2550
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513)684-6840 Fax: (513)684-6845

January 31, 2007

Mr. Jerry Payne,Treasurer
Laborers AFL-CIO
Local 1392
827 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Re: Case Number

Dear Mr. Payne:

This office has recently completed an audit of Laborers Local 1392 under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization's compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with you and on December 8, 2006, 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.

As discussed during the exit interview, OLMS recommends that your union discontinue the use of the signature stamp used on union checks. You advised that the local had received similar advice from the International Union and agreed that the local would no longer use a signature stamp to sign local union checks. I recommend you for this change in policy to improve your union's internal financial controls.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Laborers Local 1392 for the cooperation and courtesy extended to this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that 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.

Lesta Chandler
District Director