The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.
Fiscal Year 2016: In fiscal year 2016, OLMS completed 245 union audits, 234 criminal investigations, and 105 investigations of union officer elections. OLMS supervised 27 union officer election reruns and conducted 14,739 participant hours of compliance assistance for union officials to administer and enforce the LMRDA. Fiscal Year 2017: In fiscal year 2017, OLMS projects conducting 204 union audits, 221 criminal investigations, and 107 investigations of union officer elections. OLMS projects supervising 27 union officer election reruns and conducting 12,000 participant hours of compliance assistance for union officials to administer and enforce the LMRDA. Fiscal Year 2018: In fiscal year 2018, OLMS projects conducting 204 union audits, 221 criminal investigations, and 107 investigations of union officer elections. OLMS projects supervising 27 union officer election reruns and conducting 12,000 participant hours of compliance assistance for union officials to administer and enforce the LMRDA.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Provides union members the authority to bring civil action in the district courts of the United States to enforce the rights and protections granted them under the Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organizations; enables union members and employees whose rights are affected by a collective bargaining contract, to obtain or examine a copy of the agreement; enables union members to secure information on the organization, administrative practices, and financial transactions of their unions and to prevent abuses in these areas and in the administration of trusteeships imposed upon labor organizations; assures union members free and democratic officer elections through enforcement of standards and procedures with respect to such elections, and safeguards assets of labor organizations by imposing upon union officials fiduciary responsibility, enforceable in the courts, and by requiring the bonding of persons who handle union funds.
Officers of unions may obtain assistance in preparing reports or otherwise complying with the Act.
Union members or union organizations may request assistance in investigating alleged violations.
All reports required to be filed are available for inspection and disclosure to the general public.
Union officers, union members, union organizations. All reports required to be filed are available for inspection and disclosure to the general public.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Write or call the nearest Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards field office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, Public Law 86-257.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Union members may file an election complaint with the Department of Labor within one calendar month after having exhausted internal union remedies or within one calendar month after having invoked internal union remedies without obtaining a final decision within three calendar months after invoking them.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries) FY 16 $40,593; FY 17 est $39,332; and FY 18 est $46,634
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
29 CFR 401-453. 29 CFR 457-459. The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, Rights and Responsibilities under the LMRDA; Reports Required under the LMRDA (Spanish edition also available); Bonding Requirements under LMRDA; Trusteeship Requirements under the LMRDA, Electing Union Officers (Spanish edition also available); LMRDA Regulations and Interpretative Bulletins: Election of Officers of Labor Organizations, 29 CFR 452; Standards of Conduct Regulations, 29 CFR 457-459. The above literature is available free of charge in limited quantities from the Headquarters Office listed below or field offices in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Conducting Local Union Officer Elections - a guide for election officials is available for sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Regional or Local Office
None. Persons desiring assistance should contact the nearest Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards field office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Stephen J. Willertz, Department of Labor Director of Field Operations, OLMS Room N-5119 200 Constitution Avenue NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 2026931182 Fax: 2026931343
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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