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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

Form LM-21 Special Enforcement Policy

Special enforcement policy for certain Form LM-21 requirements

Filers of Form LM-20 who must also file a Form LM-21 will not be required to complete two parts of the LM-21.  Specifically, OLMS will not take enforcement action based upon a failure to complete the following Parts of Form LM-21:

  • Part B (Statement of Receipts), which ordinarily requires the filer to report all receipts from employers in connection with labor relations advice or services regardless of the purposes of the advice or services, and/or
  • Part C (Statement of Disbursements), which ordinarily requires the filer to report all disbursements made by the reporting organization in connection with labor relations advice or services rendered to the employers listed in Part B.

Form LM-21 must be signed by the president and treasurer of the consultant to certify the accuracy and completeness of the information provided.  So long as this special enforcement policy is in place, a Form LM-21 that omits the information requested by Parts B and C will be deemed complete.

In addition, Section 206 of the LMRDA requires all individuals who must file reports such as Form LM-21 to maintain applicable records such as "vouchers, worksheets, receipts, and applicable resolutions" for a period of at least five years after such reports have been filed. 29 U.S.C. § 436.  While this special enforcement policy is in effect, consultants need not maintain records solely relating to Part B and Part C.

This special enforcement policy is effective immediately.  It will remain in effect until further notice, which will be provided no less than 90 days prior to any change.  


Posted: 4-13-16 (Updated: 7-18-18)