Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Labor-Management Services Administration [LMSA]


(Record Group 317)
1959-84

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 317.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 317.2 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT REPORTS 1956-59
  • 317.3 RECORDS OF THE Labor-Management Services Administration 1959-84
  • 317.3.1 General records
  • 317.3.2 Records of the Office of the Deputy Administrator
  • 317.3.3 Records of other LMSA organizations
  • 317.3.4 Other records

317.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of Labor (DOL) by Secretary's Order 24-63, August 8, 1963.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the Department of Labor:

  • Veterans' Reemployment Rights Division (1947-48)
  • Bureau of Veterans' Reemployment Rights (1948-63)
  • Bureau of Labor-Management Reports (1959-63)
  • Office of Welfare and Pension Benefits (1962-63)

Functions: Administered provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 1210), October 13, 1975, relating to standards of conduct for labor organizations. Administered the regulatory and reporting provisions of the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 997), August 28, 1958, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 519), September 14, 1959. Assisted veterans of the armed services in securing their reemployment rights. Provided assistance to collective bargaining negotiators. Advised the Secretary of Labor on labor-management disputes.

Abolished: Progressively, beginning with Secretary's Order 1-83, February 3, 1983, which transferred Office of Veterans' Reemployment Rights to Veterans' Employment and Training Service, DOL. Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs transferred to Secretary of Labor by Secretary's Order 1-84, January 20, 1984; Office of Labor-Management Standards Enforcement and Office of Labor-Management Relations transferred to Secretary of Labor by Secretary's Order 3-84, May 3, 1984; and remaining LMSA functions transferred to Secretary of Labor by Secretary's Order 5-84, June 15, 1984.

Successor Agencies: Office of Veterans' Reemployment Rights, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, DOL; Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, DOL (successor to Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs); Office of Labor-Management Standards, DOL (successor to Office of Labor-Management Standards Enforcement); Bureau of Labor-Management and Cooperative Programs, DOL (successor to Office of Labor-Management Relations); National Capital Service Center, DOL.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Labor- Management Services Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of Assistant Secretaries for Labor- Management Relations James J. Reynolds, 1961-65; Paul T. Fasser, 1973-76; and Bernard E. DeLury, 1976, in RG 174, General Records of the Department of Labor. Records of the Advisory Council on Employee Pension and Welfare Benefit Plans, 1962-85, among records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Labor-Management Relations in RG 174, General Records of the Department of Labor.

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317.2 RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT REPORTS
1956-59

History: Established by Secretary's order, September 24, 1959, to administer and enforce those provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 for which the Secretary of Labor had responsibility. Abolished by Secretary's Order 24-63, August 8, 1963, with functions transferred to LMSA, established by same order. SEE 317.1.

Textual Records: Labor organization registration reports, 1956- 59.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Bureau of Labor-Management Reports in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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317.3 RECORDS OF THE LABOR-MANAGEMENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
1959-84

History: By Secretary's Order 24-63, August 8, 1963, three independent DOL agencies were combined to form LMSA: Bureau of Veterans' Reemployment Rights, established by DOL General Order 39, February 17, 1948, to succeed the Veterans' Reemployment Rights Division (established May 21, 1947), and responsible for administering the reemployment rights provisions of the Selective Service Acts of 1947 (61 Stat. 31), March 31, 1947, and of 1948 (62 Stat. 604), June 24, 1948; Bureau of Labor-Management Reports (SEE 317.2); and Office of Welfare and Pension Benefits, established by Secretary's Order 13-62, April 24, 1962, to administer the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act of 1962. SEE 317.1.

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317.3.1 General records

Textual Records: Notices and directives, 1969-84, including a history of LMSA. Memorandums and reports relating to program policies, 1959-70. Issuances and other organizational files, 1959-76.

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317.3.2 Records of the Office of the Deputy Administrator

Textual Records: Reports and other records of the Longshore Project, 1959-62, a study of the longshore industry in the ports of Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Galveston, Houston, Jacksonville, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia.

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317.3.3 Records of other LMSA organizations

Textual Records: Research case files of the Office of Labor- Management Policy Development, 1971-81. Records of the Division of Industrial Relations concerning the mediation of labor disputes, 1962-68. Records of the Organized Crime Strike Force, 1971-78.

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317.3.4 Other records

Textual Records: Samples of pension and welfare benefit plans ("Samples of Pension Plan Files"), including those for the mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, communications, and public utilities industries, 1959-62 (254 ft.). Investigative case file relating to irregularities in the United Mine Workers election of December 9, 1969. Representation case files, 1970-73.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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