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Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports for Trusts in Which a Labor Organization Is Interested, Form T-1; Correction
Document Number: 2020-06079
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 6, 2020. That document revised the forms required by labor organizations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA'' or ``Act''). Under the rule, specified labor organizations file annual reports (Form T-1 Trust Annual Report) concerning trusts in which they are interested. The Form T-1 Instructions published with the final rule, however, provided inaccurate examples concerning the applicability dates of the final rule. This document corrects those omissions.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary
Document Number: 2020-04018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek public comments on a proposal to establish a system of discretionary secretarial review over cases pending before or decided by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical changes to Departmental regulations governing the timing and finality of decisions of the Administrative Review Board and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals to ensure consistency with the new discretionary review processes proposed in this rule and established in Secretary's Order 01-2020.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary
Document Number: 2020-04017
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor is issuing this direct final rule (DFR) to establish a system of discretionary secretarial review over cases pending before or decided by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical changes to Departmental regulations governing the timing and finality of decisions of the Administrative Review Board and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals to ensure consistency with the new discretionary review processes proposed in this rule and established in Secretary's Order 01-2020.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports For Trusts In Which A Labor Organization Is Interested, Form T-1
Document Number: 2020-03958
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
In this rule, the Department revises the forms required by labor organizations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA'' or ``Act''). Under the rule, specified labor organizations file annual reports (Form T-1) concerning trusts in which they are interested. This document also sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposed rule. Under this rule, the Department requires a labor organization with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more (and, which therefore is obligated to file a Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report) to also file a Form T-1, under certain circumstances, for each trust of the type defined by section 3(l) of the LMRDA (defining ``trust in which a labor organization is interested''). Such labor organizations will trigger the Form T-1 reporting requirements, subject to certain exemptions, where the labor organization during the reporting period, either alone or in combination with other labor organizations, selects or appoints the majority of the members of the trust's governing board or contributes more than 50 percent of the trust's receipts. When applying this financial or managerial dominance test, contributions made pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) shall be considered the labor organization's contributions. The rule provides appropriate instructions and revises relevant sections relating to such reports. The Department issues the rule pursuant to section 208 of the LMRDA.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements for processing applications under the Federal Transit Law. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Information Collection Request; comment request
Document Number: 2019-27578
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports: Coverage of Intermediate Bodies
Document Number: 2019-26699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor (Department) proposes to promulgate a rule governing intermediate bodies that are wholly composed of public sector organizations but are subordinate to national or international labor organizations that are covered by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA or Act). Under the proposed rule, such intermediate bodies would now be covered by the LMRDA, and would be required to file the Form LM-2 and Form LM-3 annual union financial reports.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports for Trusts in Which a Labor Organization Is Interested, Form T-1
Document Number: 2019-10971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor proposes to promulgate a rule that establishes a form to be used by labor organizations to file trust annual financial reports with the Department's Office of Labor- Management Standards (``OLMS''), provides appropriate instructions, and revises relevant sections relating to such reports. The Department makes the proposed changes pursuant to section 208 of the Labor- Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA''). The proposed rule would apply prospectively.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-02647
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing Executive Order (E.O.) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Rescission of Rule Interpreting “Advice” Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
Document Number: 2018-14948
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This final rule rescinds the regulations established in the final rule titled ``Interpretation of the `Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act,'' effective April 25, 2016.
Rescission of Rule Interpreting “Advice” Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
Document Number: 2017-11983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to rescind the regulations established in the final rule titled ``Interpretation of the `Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act,'' effective April 15, 2016.
The Reorganization and Delegation of Authority for the Procedures Involving the Election of Officers in Federal Sector Labor Organizations; Filing Threshold for Simplified Annual Reports; and Instructions Regarding the Reports for Labor Organization Officer and Employee, Labor Organization Annual Report, Trusteeship, and Terminal Trusteeship
Document Number: 2016-11611
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is making a number of technical corrections to its regulations and LM form instructions. OLMS is revising the instructions for the Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report. OLMS is also amending a 2003 final rule on labor organization annual reports in order to incorporate the previously updated filing threshold for smaller labor organizations with gross annual receipts totaling less than $250,000, make a technical correction to the instructions for the Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, Item 36 (Dues and Agency Fees), as well as to update the instructions for the Form LM-15, Trusteeship Report, and Form LM-16, Terminal Trusteeship Report. In addition, OLMS is amending a 2013 technical amendment implementing Secretary's Order No. 02-2012, which delegated appellate authority over certain federal sector labor organization officer election matters to the Administrative Review Board.
Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
Document Number: 2016-07883
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (``Department'') published a final rule on March 24, 2016. The final rule revises the Form LM-20 Agreement and Activities Report and the Form LM-10 Employer Report, which are filed with the Department pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). In the final rule, the Department revises its interpretation of the advice exemption in section 203(c) of the LMRDA to better effectuate section 203's requirement that employers and their labor relations consultants report activities undertaken with an object, directly or indirectly, to persuade employees about how to exercise their rights to union representation and collective bargaining. The revised interpretation provides employees with important information that would enable them to consider the source of the information about union representation directed at them when assessing the merits of the arguments and deciding how to exercise their rights. The Department has also revised the forms and instructions to make them more user-friendly and to require more detailed reporting on employer and consultant agreements. Additionally, with this rule, the Department requires that Forms LM-10 and LM-20 be filed electronically. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Department of Labor announces that the Office of Management and Budget has approved the information collection requirements contained in the final rule.
Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
Document Number: 2016-06296
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (``Department'') is revising the Form LM-20 Agreement and Activities Report and the Form LM-10 Employer Report upon review of the comments received in response to its June 21, 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In the NPRM, the Department proposed to revise its interpretation of the advice exemption in section 203(c) of the Labor- Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to better effectuate section 203's requirement that employers and their labor relations consultants report activities undertaken with an object, directly or indirectly, to persuade employees about how to exercise their rights to union representation and collective bargaining. Under the prior interpretation, reporting was effectively triggered only when a consultant communicated directly with employees. This interpretation left a broad category of persuader activities unreported, thereby denying employees important information that would enable them to consider the source of the information about union representation directed at them when assessing the merits of the arguments and deciding how to exercise their rights. The Department proposed to eliminate this reporting gap. The final rule adopts the proposed rule, with modifications, and provides increased transparency to workers without imposing any restraints on the content, timing, or method by which an employer chooses to make known to its employees its position on matters relating to union representation or collective bargaining. The final rule also maintains the LMRDA's section 203(c) advice exemption and the traditional privileges and disclosure requirements associated with the attorney-client relationship. The Department has also revised the forms and instructions to make them more user-friendly and to require more detailed reporting on employer and consultant agreements. Sections of the Department's regulations have also been amended consistent with the instructions. Additionally, with this rule, the Department requires that Forms LM-10 and LM-20 be filed electronically. This rule largely implements the Department's proposal in the NPRM, with modifications of several aspects of the revised instructions as proposed.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02750
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing Executive Order (E.O.) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Information Collection Request; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12272
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor- Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposal to amend the information collection request 1245-0003, as well as the Form LM-2, LM-3, and LM-4 Labor Organization Annual Report instructions to require filers of such reports to submit the reports electronically, as well as modify the hardship exemption process for Form LM-2 filers. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28261
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)]. The program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements for processing applications under 49 U.S.C. 5333(b), the Federal Transit Law. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04267
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing Executive Order (E.O.) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Reorganization and Delegation of Authority; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-01020
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This document makes a number of technical amendments to Chapter IV of the Department of Labor's regulations. These amendments are necessary because of the dissolution of the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), and because the Secretary's order of November 16, 2012, delegated authority and assigned responsibilities to the Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) in administering the Department's responsibilities under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) and under certain provisions relating to standards of conduct for federal sector labor organizations in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (FSA), and the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA). In addition, a separate order on November 16, 2012, delegated authority and assigned certain responsibilities in enforcement of the CSRA, LMRDA, and FSA, previously vested in ESA, to the Department's Administrative Review Board (ARB).
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports
Document Number: 2011-26816
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (Department) is revising the Form LM-30 Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report and its instructions upon review of the comments received in response to its August 10, 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM). The Form LM-30 implements section 202 of the Labor- Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA or Act), the purpose of which is to require officers and employees of labor organizations (unions) to publicly disclose possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members. The rule revises the Form LM-30 and its instructions, based on an examination of the policy and legal justifications for, and utility of, changes enacted in the Form LM-30 Final Rule (2007 rule), published on July 2, 2007. The principal revisions are: Union leave and no docking payments are not required to be reported on the Form LM-30; union stewards and others representing the union in similar positions are not covered by the Form LM-30 reporting requirements; the requirement to report certain bona fide loans is limited, as is reporting of payments from certain trusts, unions, and employers in competition with employers whose employees are represented by an official's union; and the scope of reporting required of officers and employees of international, national, and intermediate body unions is revised. This rule also establishes a new form and instructions, as well as regulatory text concerning certain reporting obligations. This rule largely implements the Department's proposal in the NPRM, with modifications of several minor aspects of the layout of the form and instructions.
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption
Document Number: 2011-19278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This document extends the period for comments on the proposed rule published on June 21, 2011 (76 FR 36178), regarding the interpretation of section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. 433, and corresponding revisions to the Form LM-10 Employer Report and to the Form LM-20 Agreement and Activities Report. The comment period, which was to expire on August 22, 2011, is extended to September 21, 2011.
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption; Correction
Document Number: 2011-15960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This document corrects the preamble and the regulatory text of the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2011 (76 FR 36178), regarding the interpretation of Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. 433, and corresponding revisions to the Form LM-10 Employer Report and to the Form LM-20 Agreement and Activities Report. This correction clarifies that the NPRM intended to propose a technical revision to 29 CFR 406.2, which was inadvertently omitted from the preamble and the proposed revised regulatory text of the NPRM.
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption
Document Number: 2011-14357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (Department) is proposing revisions to the Form LM-10 Employer Report and to the Form LM-20 Agreements and Activities Report, which are required under section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA or Act), 29 U.S.C. 433. These reports cover agreements or arrangements between employers and labor relations consultants whereby the consultant undertakes activities to persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and bargain collectively. The Department proposes to revise its interpretation of the ``advice'' exemption to such reporting, by limiting the definition of what activities constitute ``advice'' under the exemption, and thus expanding those circumstances under which reporting is required of employer-consultant persuader agreements. The Department also proposes to revise the forms and instructions to make them more user-friendly and require more detailed reporting on employer and consultant agreements, as well as to require that Forms LM-10 and LM-20 be filed electronically. The Department invites comments on any aspect of this proposed rule.
Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Voting Systems in Union Officer Elections
Document Number: 2011-311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This notice is a request for information from the public to assist the Department of Labor (``Department'') in issuing guidelines concerning the use of electronic voting systems in union officer elections. ``Electronic voting systems'' is meant to include: Electronic voting machines used for casting votes at polling sites; electronic voting from remote site personal computers via the Internet; and electronic voting from remote site telephones. ``Electronic voting systems'' is not meant to include electronic tabulation systems where votes are cast non-electronically but counted electronically (such as punch card voting or optical scanning systems). Title IV of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (``LMRDA'') establishes democratic standards for the conduct of union officer elections. The LMRDA does not, however, require a particular method or system of voting. Labor organizations are free to establish their own methods or systems of voting for officer elections as long as they are consistent with lawful provisions in the union's constitution and bylaws and the provisions of Title IV of the LMRDA. Labor organizations and other interested parties have sought guidance from the Department regarding the LMRDA compliance of electronic voting systems. This request for information seeks public comment to assist the Department in the consideration and issuance of such guidance.
Rescission of Form T-1, Trust Annual Report; Requiring Subsidiary Organization Reporting on the Form LM-2, Labor Organization Annual Report; Modifying Subsidiary Organization Reporting on the Form LM-3, Labor Organization Annual Report; LMRDA Coverage of Intermediate Labor Organizations; Final Rule
Document Number: 2010-29226
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This rule rescinds the Form T-1, Trust Annual Report, and rescinds its implementing regulations by removing them from the CFR. This form was promulgated by the final rule published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2008 (2008 Form T-1 rule). The Form T-1 was required to be filed by labor organizations about certain trusts in which they are interested pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. Upon further review of the 2008 Form T-1 rule, including the pertinent facts and legally relevant policy considerations surrounding that rulemaking, as well as the comments received from the February 2, 2010, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind the Form T-1, the Department of Labor (Department) rescinds the rule implementing the Form T-1 because it considers the trust reporting required under the rule to be overly broad and, as structured, is not necessary to prevent circumvention and evasion of the Title II reporting requirements. Additionally, this rule returns ``subsidiary organization'' reporting to the Form LM-2 (Labor Organization Annual Report), which the Department considers to be necessary to satisfy the purposes of the LMRDA, and it clarifies the scope of such reporting in response to comments received in the NPRM. Finally, in interpreting the definition of ``labor organization'' under the LMRDA, the Department returns to its long held view that the statute's coverage does not encompass intermediate bodies that are wholly composed of public sector organizations. In so doing, the Department has reconsidered a definitional interpretation that it adopted in 2003.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports
Document Number: 2010-19250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to revise the Form LM-30 and its instructions. The Form LM-30 implements section 202 of the Labor- Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA or Act), 29 U.S.C. 432, the purpose of which is to require officers and employees of labor organizations to publicly disclose possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members. The proposed rule would revise the Form LM-30 and its instructions, based on an examination of the policy and legal justifications for, and utility of, changes enacted in the Form LM-30 Final Rule (2007 rule), published on July 2, 2007. 72 FR 36105. Following promulgation of the 2007 rule, fundamental questions remain regarding the complexity of the form and its instructions, as well as the scope and extent of the LM-30 reporting obligations. These questions include the coverage of union stewards and others representing the union in similar positions; the reporting of certain loans and union leave and ``no docking'' payments; the reporting of payments from certain trusts, unions, and employers in competition with employers whose employees are represented by an official's union; and the reporting of certain interests held and payments received by higher level union officials. The Department proposes revisions to the 2007 form, its instructions, and the regulatory text concerning such reporting obligations. The Department invites general and specific comment on any aspect of this proposed rule.
Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
Document Number: 2010-11639
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
On August 3, 2009, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS'') in the Department of Labor (``the Department'') issued a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13496. This final rule sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposal and any changes made to the rule in response to those comments.
OLMS Listens: Office of Labor-Management Standards Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2010-11498
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The United States Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Labor- Management Standards (OLMS) hereby provides notice of a public meeting on a proposed change to OLMS's regulations regarding reporting requirements for employers and consultants pursuant to section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), specifically with regard to the scope of the ``advice exception'' in section 203(c). The meeting will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and other interested parties to provide individual comments and suggestions. All interested parties are invited to participate.
Rescission of Form T-1, Trust Annual Report; Require Subsidiary Organization Reporting on the Form LM-2, Labor Organization Annual Report; LMRDA Coverage of Intermediate Labor Organizations
Document Number: 2010-1912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards proposes to amend its regulations which require labor organizations to file the Form T-1, Trust Annual Report, about certain trusts in which they are interested pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The Department of Labor (Department) proposes to amend these regulations because it believes that the trust reporting required under the rule is overly broad and is not necessary to prevent the circumvention and evasion of the Title II reporting requirements. Moreover, the Department views separate trust reporting requirements as unnecessary, in part because the Department also proposes to return ``subsidiary organization'' reporting to the Form LM-2 reporting requirements, which it believes is necessary to satisfy the purposes of the LMRDA. Finally, in interpreting the definition of ``labor organization'' under the LMRDA, the Department proposes to return to its long held view that the statute's coverage does not encompass intermediate bodies that are wholly composed of public sector organizations. In so doing, the Department has reconsidered a definitional interpretation that it adopted in 2003, which the Department now considers to have been insufficiently supported during the rulemaking process. The Department seeks comment on each of these proposals.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Reports
Document Number: 2010-1740
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
Trust Annual Reports
Document Number: E9-30942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This rule extends the filing due date of Form T-1 Trust Annual Reports required to be filed during calendar year 2010. The Form T-1 is an annual financial disclosure report required to be filed, pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), by labor unions with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more about certain trusts in which they are interested. Labor unions are required to use the Form T-1 to disclose financial information about these trusts, such as assets, liabilities, receipts, and disbursements. The Department established the Form T-1 in a final rule published October 2, 2008, with an effective date of January 1, 2009. Subsequently, the Department announced its intention to propose withdrawal of the Form T-1 (Spring 2009 Regulatory Agenda, Fall 2009 Regulatory Agenda). The Department also held a public meeting on July 21, 2009, and received comments from interested parties concerning provisions of the Form T-1 and its proposed rescission. On December 3, 2009, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to extend for one year Form T-1 reports due in calendar year 2010, pending the completion of a rulemaking proposing to withdraw the October 2, 2008 Form T-1 rule. In consideration of comments received, the Department now extends for one calendar year the filing due date of the Form T-1 reports otherwise required to be filed during 2010.
Trust Annual Reports
Document Number: E9-28780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This proposed rule seeks public comment on a proposal to delay the filing due date of the Form T-1, Trust Annual Report. The Form T-1 is an annual financial disclosure report to be filed, pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), by labor unions with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more about certain trusts in which they are interested. Labor unions would use the Form T-1 to disclose financial information about the trusts, such as assets, liabilities, receipts, and disbursements. The Department established the Form T-1 with a final rule published on October 2, 2008, 73 FR 57412 (Oct. 2, 2008), with an effective date of January 1, 2009. Subsequently, the Department announced its intention to propose withdrawal of the Form T-1 (Spring 2009 Regulatory Agenda). The Department held a public meeting on July 21, 2009, and received comments from interested parties concerning provisions of the Form T-1 and its proposed rescission. The Department now seeks comments on a proposal to delay the filing due date of the initial Form T-1 reports, pending the outcome of the Department's proposal to withdraw the October 2, 2008 rule.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-24571
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This final rule withdraws a rule published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, which revised the Form LM-2, an annual financial report required by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), and established standards and procedures by which the Department can revoke, when warranted, the authorization for smaller labor organizations to file the Form LM-3, a less detailed annual financial report also required pursuant to the LMRDA. Upon consideration of the comments received following an April 21, 2009 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), the Department withdraws the January 21 rule. The rule is withdrawn because the revisions it made to the Form LM-2 were issued without an adequate review of the Department's experience under the relatively recent revisions to Form LM-2 in 2003, and because the comments received indicate that the Department may have underestimated the increased burden that the rule would place on reporting labor organizations. Additionally, upon consideration of the comments received, the Department withdraws the provisions of the rule pertaining to the revocation of a small union's authorization to file a Form LM-3 report due to delinquency or deficiency in filing such report, because the revocation standards and procedures are not based upon realistic assessments of such a union's ability to file the more complex Form LM- 2 and thus are unlikely to achieve the intended goals of greater transparency and disclosure. Moreover, the revocation provisions did not adequately balance the need for transparency with the burden placed upon smaller labor organizations.
Proposed Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-21499
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards is soliciting comments concerning its request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws 1215-ONEW (1215-AB70). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E9-21025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection 1215-0205: Pre-2007 Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report (Pre-2007 Form LM-30). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by
Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
Document Number: E9-17577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes a regulation to implement Executive Order 13496, which was signed by President Barack Obama on January 30, 2009. Executive Order 13496 (``the Executive Order,'' ``the Order,'' or ``EO 13496'') requires nonexempt Federal departments and agencies to include within their Government contracts specific provisions requiring that contractors and subcontractors with whom they do business post notices informing their employees of their rights as employees under Federal labor laws. The Executive Order requires the Secretary (``Secretary'') of the Department of Labor (``Department'') to initiate a rulemaking to prescribe the size, form, and content of the notice that must be posted by a contractor under paragraph 1 of the contract clause described in section 2 of the Order. Under the Executive Order, Federal Government contracting departments and agencies must include the required contract provisions in every Government contract, except for collective bargaining agreements and contracts for purchases under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and except in those cases in which the Secretary exempts a contracting department or agency with respect to particular contracts or subcontracts or class of contracts or subcontracts pursuant to section 4 of the Order. As required by the Executive Order, this proposed rule establishes the content of the notice required by the Executive Order's contract clause, and implements other provisions of the Executive Order, including provisions regarding sanctions, penalties, and remedies that may be imposed if the contractor or subcontractor fails to comply with its obligations under the Order and the implementing regulations.
Labor Organization Annual Reports
Document Number: E9-11813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This document extends the period for comments on the proposed rule published on April 21, 2009 (74 FR 18172). The proposed rule would rescind the regulations published on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3677), which made several revisions to the current Form LM-2, which is used by the largest labor organizations to file their annual financial reports under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, and established a procedure by which the Secretary of Labor may revoke, under certain circumstances, a particular labor organization's authorization to file a simplified annual report, Form LM-3. The comment period, which was to expire on May 21, 2009, is extended to June 22, 2009.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-9182
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This final rule delays the effective date and applicability date of regulations pertaining to the filing by labor organizations of annual financial reports required by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA) that were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. They revised Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-2 and established a procedure whereby the Department may revoke, when warranted, a labor organization's authorization to file the simplified Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-3. These regulations were to have gone into effect on February 20, 2009, but were delayed until April 21, 2009, by a final rule published on February 20, 2009 (74 FR 7814). This final rule postpones the effective date of the regulations from April 21, 2009, until October 19, 2009, and the applicability date of the regulations from July 1, 2009, until January 1, 2010. This will allow additional time for the agency and the public to consider a proposal to withdraw the January 21 regulations and, meanwhile, to permit unions to delay costly development and implementation of any necessary new accounting and recordkeeping systems and procedures, pending this further consideration. At the same time, the Department has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, seeking public comment on its proposal to withdraw the regulations.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-9175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to withdraw a rule published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, pertaining to the filing by labor organizations of the Form LM-2, an annual financial report required by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). On February 3, 2009, the Department's Employment Standards Administration (ESA) Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) published a request for comments about issues of law and policy raised by this rule (74 FR 5899), consistent with directions from the new Administration to review all regulations that had not yet become effective. On February 20, 2009, the Department of Labor postponed the effective date of this rule until April 21, 2009, to allow additional time for the Department to review comments received pursuant to the earlier notice, which were due by March 5, 2009, and to permit labor unions to delay development and implementation of costly changes to their accounting and recordkeeping systems and procedures pending this review. A further extension of the rule's effective date and an extension of the rule's applicability date were proposed on March 19, 2009, and the effective date is delayed until October 19, 2009 in a document published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. Upon consideration of the comments received on questions of law and policy raised by the January 21 rule, the Department proposes its withdrawal, because the rule was issued without an adequate review of the Department's experience under the relatively recent revisions to Form LM-2 in 2003 and because the comments indicate that the Department may have underestimated the increased burden that would be placed on reporting labor organizations by the January 21 rule. Finally, the Department has concluded, based on the comments received, that the provisions related to the revocation of a small union's authorization to file a simpler form because it has been delinquent or deficient in filing that form are not based upon realistic assessments of such a union's ability to file the more complex form and are unlikely to achieve the intended goals of greater transparency and disclosure.
Obligation of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors; Notice of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees
Document Number: E9-6926
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This final rule rescinds the regulations found at 29 CFR part 470, which implemented Executive Order 13201. Executive Order 13496, signed by President Obama on January 30, 2009 and published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2009, revoked Executive Order 13201, thus removing the authority under which such regulations were promulgated. Accordingly, the Secretary of Labor (the ``Secretary'') is issuing this final rule to rescind the regulations that implement and enforce the now-revoked Executive Order 13201.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-5690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This notice seeks public comment on a proposal to delay for 180 days the April 21, 2009 effective date of the rule Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, and extended by a document published February 20, 2009; and delay the applicability date of the rule, now set for July 1, 2009, until January 1, 2010. The rule revised the Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-2 and established a procedure whereby the Department of Labor may revoke, when warranted, the authorization to file the simplified Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-3.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E9-3721
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This final rule delays the effective date of new regulations pertaining to the filing by labor organizations of annual financial reports required by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). The regulations were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. They revised Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-2 and established a procedure whereby the Department may revoke, when warranted, a labor organization's authorization to file the simplified Labor Organization Annual Report Form LM-3. This final rule postpones the effective date of the regulations from February 20, 2009, until April 21, 2009, to allow additional time for the agency and the public to review questions of law and policy concerning the regulations and, meanwhile, to permit unions to delay costly development and implementation of any necessary new accounting and recordkeeping systems and procedures pending this further consideration.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports for Trusts in Which a Labor Organization Is Interested, Form T-1
Document Number: E8-22853
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Employment Standards Administration (ESA) Office of Labor- Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor publishes this final rule to establish a form to be used by labor organizations to file trust annual financial reports (Form T-1) and to provide appropriate instructions and revise relevant portions of 29 CFR Part 43 relating to such reports. On March 4, 2008, the Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking setting forth the Department's Form T-1 proposal. Under the proposal, certain labor organizations would file annual reports about certain trusts to which they contributed money or otherwise provided financial assistance or over which they exercised managerial control. This document sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposal. This final rule requires that a labor organization with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more file a Form T-1 for each trust of the type defined by section 3(l) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and that meets one of the two following filing triggers: The labor organization, alone or with other labor organizations, either: Appoints or selects a majority of the members of the trust's governing board; or makes contributions to the trust that exceed 50 percent of the trust's receipts during the trust's fiscal year. This final rule provides five exemptions to the Form T-1 filing requirements: A political action committee (PAC) fund, if publicly available reports on the PAC fund are filed with federal or state agencies; any political organization for which reports are filed with the IRS under section 527 of the IRS code; trusts required to file a Form 5500 under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); federal employee health benefit plans that are subject to the provisions of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA); and any trust for which an independent audit has been conducted, in accordance with the standards set forth in this final rule. This final rule will apply prospectively.
Amendment to Guidelines for Processing Applications for Assistance To Conform to Sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users and To Improve Processing for Administrative Efficiency
Document Number: E8-18497
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor (``Department''), through the Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS''), issued proposed changes to its Guidelines for the Department's administration of the Secretary of Labor's (``Secretary'') responsibility under the Federal transit law, 49 U.S.C. 5333(b). This document sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposed revisions, as well as the changes made to the Guidelines in response to those comments. Pursuant to section 5333(b) of the Federal transit law, the Department must certify that, as a condition of certain grants of Federal financial assistance, fair and equitable labor protective provisions are in place to protect the interests of employees affected by such Federal assistance. The Department administers this program through Guidelines set forth at 29 CFR Part 215. The Department's proposed changes are intended to conform the Guidelines to amendments to the Federal transit law made by sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity ActA Legacy for Users (``SAFETEA-LU''), Public Law No. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144 (2005). In addition to changes mandated by statute, the Department proposed revisions to the Guidelines that are intended to enhance the speed and efficiency of the Department's processing of grant certifications. The revisions to existing procedures for processing grant applications under the Federal transit law are intended to ensure timely certifications in a predictable manner, while remaining consistent with the transit law's objectives. The Department invited written comments on the proposed revisions from members of the public.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E8-10151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration (``ESA'') proposes to: make several revisions to the current Form LM-2 (used by the largest labor organizations to file their annual financial reports) that will provide additional information on Schedules 3, 4, 11 and 12, clarify reporting under certain functional categories and add itemization schedules corresponding to categories of receipts; and establish a procedure and standards by which the Secretary of Labor may revoke a particular labor organization's privilege to file a simplified annual report, Form LM-3, where appropriate, after investigation, due notice, and opportunity for a hearing. The proposed changes are made pursuant to section 208 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA''). The proposed rule will apply prospectively.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E8-6301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
This document extends the period for comments on the proposed rule published on March 4, 2008 (73 FR 11754). The proposed rule would establish the financial report (Form T-1) required to be filed by labor organizations under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, on trusts in which they are interested. The comment period, which was to expire on April 18, 2008, is extended to May 5, 2008.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports
Document Number: E8-3853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration (``ESA'') proposes to promulgate a rule that establishes a form to be used by labor organizations to file trust annual financial reports with ESA's Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS''), provides appropriate instructions, and revises relevant sections of 29 CFR Part 403 relating to such reports. The proposed changes are made pursuant to section 208 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (``LMRDA''), 29 U.S.C. 438. The proposed rule will apply prospectively.
Amendment to Guidelines for Processing Applications for Assistance To Conform to Sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users and To Improve Processing for Administrative Efficiency
Document Number: E7-18040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
Pursuant to section 5333(b) of the Federal transit law, the Department of Labor (Department) must certify, as a condition of certain grants of Federal financial assistance, fair and equitable labor protective provisions to protect the interests of employees affected by such Federal assistance.\1\ The Department administers this program through guidelines set forth at 29 CFR part 215. The Department's proposed changes conform the guidelines to recently enacted federal legislation, in particular, sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity ActA Legacy for Users. In addition to changes mandated by statute, the Department also proposes revisions to the guidelines that will enhance the speed and efficiency of the Department's processing of grant certifications. The proposed revisions to existing procedures for processing grant applications under the Federal transit law are intended to ensure timely certifications in a predictable manner, and remain consistent with the transit law's statutory objectives.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, Form LM-30
Document Number: E7-13534
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Employment Standards Administration's Office of Labor- Management Standards (``OLMS'') of the Department of Labor is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 2, 2007, (72 FR 36106). That document revised the Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, its instructions, and related provisions in the Department's regulations. In that document, the effective date of the final rule (August 16, 2007) was omitted from one paragraph in the preamble and the beginning date for the mandatory submission of Form LM-30 reports filed under the final rule (November 16, 2008) was inadvertently omitted from the same paragraph. This document corrects those omissions.
Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, Form LM-30
Document Number: 07-3155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Employment Standards Administration's (``ESA'') Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS'') of the Department of Labor (``Department'') publishes this Final Rule to revise the Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report, its instructions, and related provisions in the Department's regulations. The Form LM-30 implements section 202 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (``LMRDA'' or ``Act''), 29 U.S.C. 432, whose purpose is to require officers and employees of labor organizations to report specified financial transactions and holdings to effect public disclosure of any possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members. This rule clarifies the Form LM-30 and its instructions by explaining key terms and providing examples of the financial matters that must be reported, eliminates or modifies administrative exceptions in the old Form LM-30 that impeded the full disclosure of financial matters that constitute conflicts, or potential conflicts, of interest, and improves the usability of the reports by union members and the public.