DOL Form LM filings only accepted electronically
Beginning with filings for the 2017 fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) now requires secretaries and treasurers of SMART Transportation Division locals to electronically file their labor organization annual reports, commonly known as Forms LM-2, LM-3 or LM-4.
The form to be filed is determined by the total annual receipts of the local:
- Form LM-2 is required for locals with total annual receipts of $250,000 or greater;
- Form LM-3 is required for locals with total annual receipts between $10,000 and $250,000; and
- Form LM-4 is required for local with total annual receipts of less than $10,000.
These forms are filed by registering for and then using OLMS’ web-based electronic forms system (EFS) at https://olms.dol-esa.gov/efsui/
After registering with the EFS, a private identification number (PIN) is required annually and can allow multiple union officers to access the filing. Form LMs need to be digitally “signed” by the treasurer and the president of the local.
Each local officer also needs to register on the system to set up his or her individual profile so he or she can log in with their username and password to sign the report. This only has to be done once.
Once registration is completed and a PIN secured, the form can be accessed, saved as a draft, verified, digitally signed and submitted via the EFS over a period of time from multiple locations by logging in with a web browser.
The last signer of the form must complete the form and file it by hitting “submit.” This step is often missed by officers and their local’s report ends up being late as a result.
Descriptions and example filings of the LM forms, as well as robust support for filers and assistance in registering for the EFS, are available on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EFS/EFShelp.htm.