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US Labor Department solicits nominations for 2017 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting nominations to fill five, three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug 1.

The 15-member council provides advice on policies and regulations affecting employee benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The secretary of labor appoints members for staggered three-year terms. Members represent specified groups or fields that are involved in employee benefits.

The council meets at least four times a year and makes recommendations to the secretary regarding functions carried out under ERISA. Participation in the council’s meetings and other work generally requires a commitment of at least 15 to 20 days per year.

EBSA will accept nominations to fill one vacancy in each of the following five fields:

  • Employee organizations
  • Accounting
  • Employers
  • The general public
  • Insurance

Interested individuals and organizations may nominate qualified candidates for membership.

Nominations should briefly describe the individual’s qualifications, and the group or field the candidate represents. Nominations should also include the nominee’s full name, work affiliation, mailing address, phone number and email address. The nomination should also state that, if offered, the candidate would accept the appointment to the ERISA council. Nominations must be submitted by letter, resolution or petition, and be signed by the person or, in the case of a nomination by an organization, by the group’s representative making the recommendation. Additionally, each nomination must include the nominating party’s full name, mailing address, phone number and email address. Please do not include any information that you do not want publicly disclosed.

Send nominations by email to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, at The nomination must be a separate attachment to the email.

To read the Federal Register Notice, visit Additional information about the council and the appointment process can be found on EBSA’s website at

Employee Benefits Security Administration
July 14, 2016
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Media Contact: Michael Trupo
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