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EBSA News Release: [07/07/2009]
Contact Name: Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-8664
Release Number: 09-0773-NAT

U.S. Department of Laborís ERISA Advisory Council to hold July 2009 meeting

WASHINGTON — The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will meet July 21-23, 2009, in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., Room N-3437A-B.

The council meetings will take place each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT to hear public testimony on the issues relating to: Approaches for Retirement Security in the United States; Stable Value Funds and Retirement Security in the Current Economic Conditions; and Promoting Retirement Literacy and Security by Streamlining Disclosure to Participants and Beneficiaries. On July 23, the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will provide an update on agency activities.

Advisory council meetings are open to the public. The public may make requests to address the meeting or submit 30 copies of written statements by July 14, 2009. Submission should be addressed to the council's executive secretary, Larry Good, via mail to ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N5623, Washington, D.C. 20210, or electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. He can be contacted by phone at (202) 693-8668.

The ERISA Advisory Council consists of 15 members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Secretary of Labor. The members represent the general public, employers, employee organizations and the fields of insurance, corporate trust, investment management, investment counseling, accounting and actuarial counseling.