Office of Labor-Management Standards

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor that promotes standards for democracy and fiscal responsibility in labor organizations. It was formed in 1959.

Office of Labor-Management Standards
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Agency overview
Formed1959
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersFrances Perkins Building
Washington, D.C.
Employees~200
Agency executive
  • Jeffrey Freund [1], Director
Websitewww.dol.gov/olms

ActivitiesEdit

OLMS administers and enforces most provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).The LMRDA was enacted primarily to ensure basic standards of democracy and fiscal responsibility in labor organizations which represent employees in private industry. Unions representing U.S. Postal Service employees became subject to the LMRDA with the passage of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970.[2]

OLMS also enforces standards on officers of unions representing U.S. government workers defined by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.[3]

HistoryEdit

The agency was originally formed as the Bureau of Labor-Management Reports in 1959. It was renamed the Labor-Management Services Administration in 1963, and the Office of Labor-Management Standards in 1984.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.dol.gov/general/contact/leadership-team
  2. ^ http://ofccp.blogspot.com/2009/04/olms-rescinds-beck-regulations.html
  3. ^ Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS): The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) Standards of Conduct at DOL/OLMS web site
  4. ^ "History of OLMS". U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved 2021-08-08.

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