DOL Makes Disability Job Candidate Database Available, Seeks Comment on Union Financial Disclosure Rule Delay

The Department of Labor has made available to employers a nationwide database of job candidates with disabilities.  The database currently lists 1,921 candidates seeking employment in a variety of fields. Private sector, nonfederal government and nonprofit employers can request unlimited searches by contacting the DOL’s Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network toll-free at (866) 327-6669.

The database was compiled by the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities, which is cosponsored by the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Defense.

In other DOL news, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is seeking comment on its proposed delay of the rule governing union financial disclosure forms LM-2 and LM-3. Unions subject to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) are required to file annual financial reports with the OLMS. The proposed rule would delay the effective and applicability dates of the rule initially published on January 21, 2009 that would have required unions to disclosure additional information about – among other things – their officers' and employees’ compensation and the purchasing/selling of union assets. The proposed delay would push the effective date of the disclosure rule to October 19, 2009, and the applicability date to January 1, 2010.

The comment period for the proposed delay of the effective and applicability dates will close on April 7, 2009. All comments must contain the ID number: RIN 1215-AB62, and may be submitted electronically at Alternatively, comments may be sent via mail to: Denise M. Boucher, Director of the Office of Policy, Reports and Disclosure, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N–5609, Washington, DC 20210.

Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.