Still time to register for New Jersey Compliance Class

There is still time to register for BLE Compliance Classes in Newark, N.J., on March 22-24

All secretary-treasurers who plan to attend this training sessions must register with Dr. Elaine Reese of the BLE International Division at (216) 241-2630, extension 243, or via the internet at: <>.

The March 22-24 class will take place at the Ramada Inn-Newark. The number for hotel reservations is: (973) 824-4000.

During the two-and-a-half day session, members will learn proper record keeping techniques, computer applications, methods for filing various Department of Labor reports, Railroad Retirement forms, as well as Federal tax returns. S-Ts are asked to bring their own calculator to the classes.

Additional copies of IRS forms can be downloaded from the IRS website, To find the forms, go to "forms and publications." A free copy of Adobe Acrobat is available for printing and viewing the forms.

On a related note, Dr. Reese reports that the Department of Labor has introduced a new LM Report to begin preparing for online filing. The information required is the same but the format in which it is required is different.

One major change is that the new forms are machine readable; therefore, every green line must be filled out, even if there is no entry.

Write zero ("0") in the right column of the lines which you do not have an entry. If any items (green lines) are left blank, then you may receive the report back as not filed, so make sure to fill out every (green) line.

2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers