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ERISA Advisory Council to discuss cybersecurity, other benefit plan issues at June 7-9 meeting in Washington
WASHINGTON – The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet at the U.S. Department of Labor’s headquarters on June 7-9, 2016, to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration. The council has scheduled the EBSA update tentatively for the morning of June 9. The department is located at 200 Constitution Ave. NW in Washington. The council will meet in C5320, Room 6 from 9 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 7-8, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9. The council’s discussion includes “Cybersecurity Considerations for Benefit Plans” on June 7, and “Participant Plan Transfers and Account Consolidation for the Advancement of Lifetime Plan Participation” on June 8. Both topics will be discussed on June 9; however, the meetings’ schedule is subject to change. More information on these topics is available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA web site, at www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html.
Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 35 copies on or before May 31, 2016, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Statements may also be submitted as e-mail attachments in word processing or pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements should not include personally identifiable information (such as an address or other contact information) or confidential business information, as all statements are disclosed publicly.
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, but an extended written statement may be submitted for the record. Those with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the executive secretary by May 31, 2016.
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 it will discuss at the meeting are available online.