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For Immediate Release: May 31, 2012
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: 617-565-2075
Email: fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov
Release Number: 12-1086-BOS/BOS 2012-095

US Labor Department to host free retirement plan compliance assistance
seminar for New York area small business owners June 13
Event will help plan sponsors understand their responsibilities

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a retirement plan compliance assistance seminar in Manhattan on June 13. 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 90 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.

Who: Department of Labor officials, employers, plan fiduciaries and service providers

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

Where: Jacob Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center, New York, N.Y. 10278

When: Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT

How: Registration must be completed by June 7. Information can be found at http://s.dol.gov/SA.

Questions from the public should be directed to Pat Humphlett at 202-693-8660 or humphlett.patricia@dol.gov. Members of the media with questions about the event should notify Ted Fitzgerald in the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs using the information above.

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at www.dol.gov. 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.