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EBSA Press Release: ERISA Advisory Council To Hold Public Meetings In October [09/25/1997]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

For more information call: (202) 219-8921

The working groups of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will hold public meetings on Oct. 7 and 8 in Room N-5437 A&B at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

On Oct. 7, the Working Group on Studying the Merits of Defined Contributions vs. Defined Benefit Plans and the Working Group Studying Employer Assets in ERISA Employer-Sponsored Plans will meet.

The former group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon to draft its final report, which will address the formation of defined benefit plans for small businesses. The latter group will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to draft its report on employer assets in ERISA employer-sponsored plans.

On Oct. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Working Group Studying Soft Dollar Arrangements and Commission Recapture will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon to begin drafting its final report and recommendations for the secretary.

Individuals or organizations wishing to address the council should submit 20 copies of a written statement before Sept. 30 to Sharon Morrissey, executive secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5677, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes, but witnesses may submit an extended statement for the record.

Members of the public who do not wish to testify may submit 20 copies of their statement to the above address. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should also contact the department by Sept. 30 at the address above.

The Advisory Council is a bipartisan group of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Labor to represent a wide range of interests in the employee benefit area. The council advises and makes recommendations to the secretary on the administration of ERISA.

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

Employee Benefits Security Administration
September 25, 1997
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