Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13486]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans;
Nominations for Vacancies
Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
(ERISA), 88 Stat. 895, 29 U.S.C. 1142, provides for the establishment
of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans
(the Council), which is to consist of 15 members to be appointed by the
Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) as follows: three representatives of
employee organizations (at least one of whom shall be a representative
of an organization whose members are participants in a multiemployer
plan); three representatives of employers (at least one of whom shall
be a representative of employers maintaining or contributing to
multiemployer plans); one representative each from the fields of
insurance, corporate trust, actuarial counseling, investment
counseling, investment management, and accounting; and three
representatives from the general public (one of whom shall be a person
representing those receiving benefits from a pension plan). No more
than eight members of the Council shall be members of the same
Council members shall be persons qualified to appraise the programs
instituted under ERISA. Appointments are for terms of three years. The
prescribed duties of the Council are to advise the Secretary with
respect to the carrying out of his or her functions under ERISA, and to
submit to the Secretary, or his or her designee, recommendations with
respect thereto. The Council will meet at least four times each year.
The terms of five members of the Council expire this year. The
groups or fields they represent are as follows: (1) Employee
organizations; (2) employers; (3) investment counseling; (4) actuarial
counseling; and (5) the general public. The Department of Labor is
committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based
and diverse Council.
Accordingly, notice is hereby given that any person or organization
desiring to nominate one or more individuals for appointment to the
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to
represent any of the groups or fields specified in the preceding
paragraph may submit nominations to Larry Good, Council Executive
Secretary, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue NW., Suite N-5623, Washington, DC 20210, or to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations (including supporting nominations) must
be received on or before August 3, 2012. Please allow three weeks for
regular mail delivery to the Department of Labor. Nominations may be in
the form of a letter, resolution or petition, signed by the person
making the nomination or, in the case of a nomination by an
organization, by an authorized representative of the organization.
State the person's qualifications to serve on the Council.
State that the candidate will accept appointment to the
Council if offered.
Include the position for which the nominee is nominated.
Include the nominee's full name, work affiliation, mailing
address, phone number, and email address.
Include the nominator's full name, mailing address, phone
number, and email address.
Include the nominator's signature, whether sent by email
In selecting Council members, the Secretary of Labor will consider
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as
well as other qualified individuals.
Nominees will be contacted to provide information on their
political affiliation and their status as registered lobbyists.
Nominees should be aware of the time commitment for attending meetings
and actively participating in the work of the Council. Historically,
this has meant a commitment of 15-20 days per year.
Signed at Washington, DC this 30th day of May, 2012.
Michael L. Davis,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-13486 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]
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