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EBSA News Release: [09/11/2009]
Contact Name: Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-8664
Release Number: 09-1132-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council to hold Sept. 29 teleconference

WASHINGTON — The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will convene by teleconference Sept. 29 to discuss reports and recommendations on topics to be submitted to the secretary of labor.

The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. The advisory council will discuss reports and recommendations on stable value funds and retirement security in the current economic conditions; promoting retirement literacy and security by streamlining disclosures to participants and beneficiaries; and approaches for retirement security in the United States.

Members of the public who wish to listen to the teleconference may do so at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Room N-3437A and B in Washington, D.C.

Members of the public may submit written statements on any of the topics above to be included in the record of the teleconference. Thirty copies of a submission must be sent by Sept. 22 to the council's executive secretary, Larry Good, by mail to ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Room N-5623, Washington, D.C. 20210, or electronically as an e-mail attachment to good.larry@dol.gov. Good can be contacted by phone at 202-693-8668.

The ERISA Advisory Council consists of 15 members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the secretary of labor. The members represent the general public, employers, employee organizations and the fields of insurance, corporate trust, investment management, investment counseling, accounting and actuarial counseling.