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October 5, 2008    DOL Home > ESA > OLMS Forms > LM-2   

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The Office of Labor-Management Standards ensures union democracy, transparency, and financial integrity.

Form LM-2 Download Page

To download a copy of the LM-2 software from this page, please go through the following steps in order.

Please DO NOT download Adobe Reader version 9 to complete form LM-2.

Users may use Adobe Reader version 8 to complete, digitally sign and electronically submit form LM-2.

However, the Electronic Forms Plug-In will not work in Reader version 8.  Users who wish to use the Electronic Forms Plug-In function must download Adobe Reader version 7.

Step One - Apply for a Digital Signature

Step Two - Download Adobe Reader version 7 or version 8 only

*Step Three - Download the Electronic Forms Plug-in (for Adobe Reader version 7 only)

Step Four - Download the LM-2 PDF form.

Labor organizations may choose to complete the form manually by typing financial data directly into the form. The software will also permit unions that keep records electronically to import financial data from their accounting programs into the electronic Form LM-2. For electronic importation, the Department has provided technical specifications to assist unions in converting their financial data into a format supported by the software.

  • The User Guide to the Form LM-2 guides users through the process of preparing and completing the form, providing instructions and navigation tips to help users download the form, enter information directly onto the form, import data files extracted from the union's accounting system into the form, and add digital signatures.
  • The Form LM-2 Instructions provide specific item-by-item instructions for completing this form.

If you have difficulty navigating the software, or have questions about its functions and features, please call the Department's National Call Center for toll free assistance at:
1-866-487-2365. Or you can call the OLMS Help Desk directly at (toll-free) 1-866-401-1109. You may also send such questions by email to

Hardware and Software Requirements for Use

LM-2 Information and FAQs

Step 1: To electronically sign and submit the revised Form LM-2, you must have purchased an electronic digital signature. This digital signature enables you to electronically sign your report so that you can submit it to OLMS. More information about digital signatures is available on the OLMS Digital Signature Page.

You can purchase an ACES (Access Certificates for Electronic Services) digital certificate through IdenTrust at: The charge for a digital signature certificate is $70 for an individual certificate or $119 for a business certificate. Individuals required to sign Form LM-2 may use either type of certificate. If you have any questions or problems with the purchasing procedure, you can contact IdenTrust's Help Desk directly at 1-888-339-8904.

If you currently have an AT&T ACES digital signature (government), you may use that signature to sign this form.

Step 2: To download a free copy of Adobe Reader version 7 or version 8 only

First, select the appropriate operating system and version you are using on your computer and click continue.

Then check Adobe Reader version 7 or version 8 only and click download.

Step 3: After you have downloaded and installed Adobe Reader version 7 only, you may download and install the Electronic Forms Plug-in. The plug-in enables the data import features in the form. The same plug-in is used for both the Form LM-2 and the Form T-1 and only needs to be installed once. To do this, click on the link below. Click open and follow the instructions. Users must use Adobe Reader version 7 only to utilize the Electronic Forms Plug-in.

Download the Electronic Forms Plug-in

Step 4: Download the LM-2 PDF form to your computer and follow the instructions.

Filers will need the following minimum PC hardware requirements:

  • Intel Pentium III series processor (or equivalent)
  • 64MB RAM
  • 60MB of available hard-disk space

The following operating systems will support the Form LM-2 software:

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Windows Millennium Edition
  • Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home

Note: For optimum performance, OLMS recommends using an Intel Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor running at a minimum speed of 2.4 GHZ with 1 GB of memory.

You will need one of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - version 5.5 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator - version 4.7 or higher
  • Mozilla - version 1.3 or higher

In addition, to complete the Form LM-2, you will need Adobe Reader version 7 or version 8 only

Once you have applied digital signatures to your completed report, electronically submit it to OLMS through the Upload Form page. When you click the “Submit” button on the form, you are taken to the Upload Form page. Follow the instructions on that page to complete the electronic submission process and receive a receipt of your submission.

Last Updated: 09/12/08


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