The Information Systems Department has one of the most challenging jobs at headquarters ― keeping up with computers and software. The department has several critical jobs, including meeting the data needs of the International and providing the internal communications system for Headquarters.
Meeting the data needs of the International involves maintaining addresses for the entire IAM membership and the financial accounts of locals in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico and Panama.
The department developed its own software, VLM, to allow locals to computerize their record-keeping systems.
Information Systems provides internal communications by constantly updating the computer equipment and software used by Headquarters staff and IAM representatives in the field.