The bipartisan council, known as the ERISA Advisory Council, has 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Labor, representing different interests in the employee benefits arena.
The council makes recommendations on policy affecting the administration of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and advises the secretary on implementing those recommendations.
Appointments are for three years. The Advisory
Council has a statutory requirement for the full council
to meet at a minimum of four times a year. Working
groups, established yearly, generally meet several more
Interested persons or organizations may nominate qualified persons for membership. Recommendations must be submitted by letter, resolution or petition and signed by the person or, in the case of an organizational nomination, by the group?s representative making the recommendation.
The nomination should briefly describe the
candidate?s qualifications, the group or field the
candidate would best represent, the candidate?s political
party affiliation and availability to serve. (ERISA
mandates that no more than eight members may represent
one political party.)
Nominations should be submitted by October 1 to;
Sharon Morrissey, executive secretary of the ERISA Advisory Council, Room N-5677, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Calls regarding the openings may also be forwarded
to Ms. Morrissey at (202) 219-8921.
MORE on the Advisory Council at http://www.dol.gov/dol/pwba/public/adcoun/acintro.htm
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