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Employee Benefits Security Administration


Office of Public Affairs Washington DC
For Immediate Release: August 1, 2013
Contact: Jason Surbey or Laura McGinnis
Phone: 202-693-4668 or 202-693-4653

US Labor Department to host free webcasts on private sector retirement plans
Online instructional forums to help small employers, plan fiduciaries and service
providers understand their responsibilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration today announced upcoming webcasts to increase awareness and understanding of basic responsibilities associated with operating private sector retirement plans.

“Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities” webcasts will take place on Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The webcasts are part of the agency’s national fiduciary education campaign and will feature speakers from the department.

The August 7 webcast will focus on basic fiduciary responsibilities as well as prohibited transactions and exemptions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The August 8 webcast will include information on the reporting and disclosure provisions of the law and the department’s voluntary correction programs.

Direct links to register are: Part I on August 7,, Part II on August 8,

Press planning to cover the webcasts can notify Jason Surbey or Laura McGinnis in the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs at the contact 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.