Labor Organization Reports
To provide for the reporting and disclosure of financial transactions and administrative practices of labor organizations, employers, labor consultants and others required to report under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA); to provide standards for the election of union officers, trusteeships, fiduciary responsibilities of union officers, and rights of union members; and to provide investigative authority to the Secretary of Labor.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
K - Advisory Services and Counseling; L - Dissemination of Technical Information; N - Investigation of Complaints; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Fiscal Year 2016
In fiscal year 2016, OLMS projects conducting 236 union audits, 219 criminal investigations, and 117 investigations of union officer elections. OLMS projects supervising 28 union officer election reruns and conducting 12,000 participant hours of compliance assistance for union officials to administer and enforce the LMRDA. 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 2019
In FY 2019, OLMS conducted 227 union audits, 204 criminal investigations, and 106 union officers elections. Also in FY 2019, OLMS supervised 28 union officers election reruns and conducting 12,000 participant hours of union compliance assistance to administer and enforce the LMRDA.Fiscal Year 2020
In FY 2020, OLMS projects conducting 187 union audits, 201 criminal investigations, and 107 union officers elections. Also in FY 2018, OLMS projects supervising 24 union officers election reruns and conducting 12,000 participant hours of union compliance assistance to administer and enforce the LMRDA.
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, Public Law 86-257
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011 US
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$41,392.00; FY 19 est $42,422.00; FY 20 est $49,134.00; FY 17$39,332.00; FY 16$40,593.00; -
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.
Examples of Funded Projects