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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

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

OLMS Enforcement

Criminal & Civil Actions

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws. These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.

Recent Criminal Enforcement Actions

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Civil Enforcement Actions - Current Year 2008

Recent Civil Enforcement Actions - 2001 - 2007

Voluntary Compliance Agreements

When an OLMS investigation determines that a violation occurred that may have affected the outcome of a union election, OLMS seeks to enter into an agreement with the union for corrective action. If this voluntary agreement is not reached, the Secretary may file suit in federal district court to have the challenged election overturned and have a new election held under OLMS supervision.

Voluntary Compliance Agreements - Current Year 2008

Voluntary Compliance Agreements - 2005 - 2007

Enforcement Coordination

Last Updated: 01/17/08

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