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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2012
Contact: Michael D'Aquino
Phone: 404-562-2076
Email: d'
Release Number: 12-1492-ATL (289)

US Labor Department to host free retirement plan compliance assistance
seminar for Charleston, SC, area small business owners Sept. 11
Event will help plan sponsors understand their responsibilities

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a retirement plan compliance assistance seminar in North Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 11. The seminar is designed to help small business owners understand their fiduciary responsibilities when operating private sector retirement plans. It is free and open to the first 100 registrants. The all-day event will include information on understanding plans and responsibilities, selecting and monitoring service providers, making timely contributions, avoiding prohibited transactions, making appropriate disclosures to plan participants and filing annual reports to the government. The seminar is part of the agency’s national fiduciary education campaign and will feature speakers from the department.


U.S. Department of Labor officials, employers, plan fiduciaries and service providers


“Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities,” a free retirement plan seminar for small business owners and plan administrators


Trident Technical College
The College Center
Building 920, Suite 107
7000 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, S.C. 29406


Tuesday, Sept. 11
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT


Registration must be completed by Sept. 5. Information can be found at

Questions from the public should be directed to Pat Humphlett at 202-693-8660 or Members of the media with questions about the event should contact Michael D’Aquino in the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs using the information above.

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.