Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Non-Retaliation Policy

If a small business requests assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of the National Ombudsman on a matter or otherwise comments about a federal agency action, the federal agencies, including the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), will not retaliate in response. EBSA is committed to fair regulatory enforcement practices, supports the right of the regulated community to raise concerns about regulatory enforcement actions without the fear of retaliation, will investigate such concerns, and will take corrective action, if appropriate. A comment to the Ombudsman will not affect EBSA's authority to investigate, enforce, or otherwise seek compliance as part of its ongoing responsibility to enforce federal laws. Small businesses regulated by EBSA may direct comments regarding regulatory enforcement actions to the Small Business Administration's Office of the National Ombudsman in writing at 409 3rd St SW, MC 2120, Washington, DC, 20416, or by calling 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).