WASHINGTON — The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act Advisory Council, will hold its first meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, March 26 in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-2508, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin with the introduction of the new council chair and vice chair. The meeting also will include an update on the activities of the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration and a determination of topics to be addressed by the 2014 advisory council.
Organizations and members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so through Tuesday, March 18, by mailing 30 copies to Larry Good, executive secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. Those wishing to submit written statements electronically must submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment to the email in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, not in the body of the message. Personally identifiable information (such as name, address or other contact information) and confidential business information should not be included, as the statements will be publicly disclosed. Statements deemed relevant by the council will be included in the record of the meeting and made available in the agency's Public Disclosure Room at the Labor Department.
Individuals and representatives of organizations wishing to address the council should also submit their requests to the executive secretary using the same information above or by calling 202-693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended written statement may be submitted for the record.
Those with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the executive secretary by Tuesday, March 18.
Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provides for the establishment of the ERISA Advisory Council, which advises the secretary of labor and submits recommendations regarding the secretary's functions under ERISA. More information about the council and the topics to be discussed at the meeting are available at www.dol.gov/ERISAadvisoryCouncil/.