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ERISA Advisory Council Working Groups To Discuss Recommendations For Reports To Labor Secretary

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The Advisory Committee on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits’ three working groups will devote their Oct. 12 and 13 sessions to discussing what recommendations they ultimately will include in their final reports to Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman. Their deliberations will be conducted during public meetings in Conference Room N-5437 A-C at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.

The working group studying the issue of phased retirement will meet on Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to work on the group’s final report conclusions. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, the long-term care (LTC) working group members will fine tune their recommendations before concluding their year’s work.

The working group studying benefit continuity after organizational restructuring will complete its findings and draft its recommendations regarding the issue. The Oct. 13 session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until approximately noon.

Although all three study groups basically have finished taking testimony on their issues, persons wishing to appear before any of the study groups on either Oct. 12 and 13 or wishing to submit written statements on this year’s topics, may contact Executive Secretary Sharon Morrissey in Room N-5656, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210. If written statements are to be provided, 20 copies must be sent to Ms. Morrissey before Oct. 5. Persons with disabilities wishing to attend the session and needing special accommodations also should contact Ms. Morrissey by Oct. 5.

The ERISA Advisory Council, comprised of 15 members from statutorily-specified subject areas in employee benefits and related fields, must provide the Labor Secretary with policy recommendations and reports relating to private pension and other employee benefit issues. The advisory committee was established by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

This year’s working groups expect to have their studies and subsequent reports and/or recommendations completed by the scheduled final meeting of the year on Nov. 14, 2000.

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Employee Benefits Security Administration
September 21, 2000
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