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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

OLMS Misson and Purpose

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) mission is to administer provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), which primarily establishes standards for labor union democracy and financial integrity and requires reporting and public disclosure of union reports. OLMS strives toward the elimination or prevention of improper or corrupt practices by labor unions and their officers and representatives, combats those serious violations of the LMRDA and related acts covering Federal employee unions which interfere with democratic procedures within labor organizations, and helps unions improve their organizational and administrative effectiveness. OLMS also has the mission to protect mass-transit employees who may be affected by Federal funds as outlined in 49 U.S.C. §5333(b), commonly referred to as Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit law.

OLMS Public Disclosure

OLMS provides public access to labor union information and financial reports filed with the Department.

OLMS is committed to providing quality service to the public and pledges to:

  • Treat every individual courteously
  • Provide timely access to public disclosure documents
  • Assist the public in understanding the reporting requirements
  • Redirect individuals if OLMS cannot address their concerns

OLMS has published a compliance assistance pamphlet titled Public Disclosure Under the LMRDA which explains how to examine and obtain copies of reports required of labor unions, employers, surety companies, and certain individuals.

How to Reach OLMS Public Disclosure:

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Public Disclosure Room
200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room N-1519
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-0125
FAX: 202-693-1344


Last Updated: 08/05/11