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EBSA News Release: [05/06/2013]
Contact Name: Jason Surbey or Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-4668 or x4653
Email: or
Release Number: 13-0804-NAT

ERISA Advisory Council to hold open meeting June 4-6

WASHINGTON — An open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will take place June 4-6 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.

On June 4, the meeting will be held in Suite N-4437. On June 5-6, it will be held in Suite C-5521, Room 4. It will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT June 4-5 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT June 6.

The council will study the following issues during the meeting: locating missing and lost participants, private sector pension de-risking and participant protections, and successful retirement plan communications for various population segments. The schedule for testimony and discussion generally will be one issue per day in the order listed. Descriptions of these topics are available on the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration website at

Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before May 24 to Larry Good, executive secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in text or PDF format to

Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to Larry Good or call 202-693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, but an extended written statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should call or email by May 24.

Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provides for the establishment of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, to be known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The duties of the council are to advise the secretary of labor and submit recommendations regarding the secretary's functions under ERISA. Information about the council and descriptions of the topics to be discussed at the June meeting are available at