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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports

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ACTION:

Notice of availability; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES:

The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before June 1, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anthony May by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA). In particular, the Department seeks to revise the existing ICR in order to ensure a fully comprehensive estimate of such burden associated with the LMRDA, by including the recordkeeping burden associated with union officer elections. See 29 U.S.C. 481. Under 29 U.S.C. 481, election officials designated in the constitution and bylaws or the secretary, if no other official is designated, shall preserve for one year the ballots and all other records pertaining to a labor organization's election of officers. Additionally, the revision is necessary in order to incorporate the reporting burden associated with the voluntary submission of collective bargaining agreements to OLMS pursuant to Labor Management Relations Act section 211(a) and Secretary's Order 4-2007. Finally, the revision is necessary due to electronic filing changes associated with the Forms LM-1, LM-3, LM-4, LM-10, LM-20, and LM-21. The Department proposes to remove the continuing hardship exemption for Form LM-3 and LM-4 filers, and also seeks to make mandatory electronic filing for labor organizations that file the Form LM-1, labor relations consultants that file the Form LM-20 and Form LM-21, and employers that file the Form LM-10. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2019 (84 FR 70567).

This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.

DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.

Agency: DOL-OLMS.

Title of Collection: Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports.

OMB Control Number: 1245-0003.

Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits, not-for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,367.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 37,367.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,818,977 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))

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Dated: April 24, 2020.

Anthony May,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-09178 Filed 4-29-20; 8:45 am]

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