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Labor Department Solicits Nominations For Employee Benefits Advisory Council

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The U.S. Department of Labor is soliciting nominations to fill five three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Oct. 1.

The bipartisan advisory council has 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Labor to represent a wide range of interests in the employee benefits area. The council submits policy recommendations on administration of the Employe Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and advises the secretary on implementing the recommendations.

Nominations are being accepted for the five vacancies representing employer organizations, employee organizations (multi-employer), general public, corporate trust and investment management. Members must be qualified to appraise ERISA programs. Appointments are for three years of service to the Advisory Council which has a statutory requirement to meet at a minimum of four times a year. Additionally, the council’s working groups meet approximately five other times during the year, conducting hearings on the topics selected for study.

Interested persons or organizations may nominate qualified persons for membership. Recommendations must be submitted by letter, resolution or petition and signed by the person or, in the case of an organizational nomination, by the group’s representative making the recommendation. The nomination also should briefly describe the candidate’s qualifications, the group or field the candidate would best represent, political party affiliation and availability. (ERISA mandates that no more than eight members may represent one political party.)

Nominations should be submitted by Oct. 1 to Sharon Morrissey, executive secretary of the ERISA Advisory Council, Room N-5677, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.

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Contact Name:Sharon Morrissey
Phone Number: 202.219.8921

Employee Benefits Security Administration
August 2, 1999
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