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U.S. Labor Department to sponsor free workshops in San Francisco on federal pension and health laws

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San Francisco – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits and Security Administration (EBSA) will hold free, half-day workshops in San Francisco on April 21, at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. PDT, to help employers, the employee benefit community and others better comply with federal pension law. The workshops will be held at the San Francisco Federal Building, 90-7th Street, Auditorium-Room B-020.

The workshops will offer comprehensive information and individual help regarding the department’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP), which provides an opportunity to identify and self-correct plan activities that might otherwise incur investigative or enforcement action. EBSA staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one program assistance and guidance on the application process.

“The VFCP is an effective strategy in protecting the pension benefits of America’s workers,” said Billy Beaver, director of the agency’s San Francisco Regional Office. “Through this voluntary program, EBSA helps employers resolve issues related to employee benefit plans that they sponsor.”

VFCP participants must fully correct eligible transactions, calculate any losses, restore those losses with interest or profits, and distribute any supplemental benefits owed to eligible participants and beneficiaries. The program also offers relief from Labor Department penalties and, in some cases, from Internal Revenue Service excise taxes that may otherwise be imposed. Additional information regarding the VFCP is available on EBSA’s Web page at

Availability is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Registration forms for the event can be downloaded at and faxed to EBSA. Look for San Francisco events under “Compliance Assistance Seminars.” For more information on the program and the workshops, contact EBSA’s San Francisco Regional Office at 415.625.2481. To register, contact David Matheney at 415.625.2475 or e-mail EBSA at

U.S. Department of Labor news releases are accessible on the Department's Newsroom page. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format upon request (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202.693.7828 or TTY 202.693.7755. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit the Department's Compliance Assistance page.

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Employee Benefits Security Administration
March 27, 2008
Release Number
08-324-SAN (SF-35)