Improved monthly audit form developed for BLET Divisions, SLBs, GCofAs

A new interactive spreadsheet that makes monthly auditing easier for State Legislative Boards, General Committees and Local Divisions is now available from the BLET's Education & Training Department.

The new interactive spreadsheet, available for download as a Microsoft Excel file, contains built-in formulas so that Secretary-Treasurers can simply input data and the spreadsheet will perform automatic calculations.

The monthly audits became required beginning in June of 2005 in order to comply with the Constitution of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

"The new interactive spreadsheet was developed to ease the workload of our Secretary-Treasurers," said BLET National Secretary-Treasurer Bill Walpert, who also heads the Education & Training Department. "Secretary-Treasurers from General Committees, State Legislative Boards and Local Divisions had input into the creation and development of this spreadsheet."

NST Walpert cautioned that the new form is still a beta version. He encouraged Secretary-Treasurers to test the spreadsheets prior to submitting final reports. Feedback or changes regarding the new form should be e-mailed to Ken Kroeger, Coordinator of the Education & Training Dept., at:

The new reporting form, known as a "Trustees/Auditing Committee Report," can be downloaded here:

BLET Bylaws provide that divisions will be audited by "trustees" of the division. The vice president, local chairman and legislative representative are designated as "trustees" by the Bylaws.

The general committees and state legislative boards should be audited monthly by their respective auditing committees. The monthly audits do not require the convening of the auditing committees. The audits can be performed by mail, if necessary.

Once the monthly audit is performed, the records should be maintained at the division, general committee or state legislative board. There is no requirement to send the audit to the National Division or the IBT.


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