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Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies   [6/5/2012]
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Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 33241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13486]


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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 
political party.
    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 
good.larry@dol.gov. 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.
    Nominations should:
     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 
or otherwise.
    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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