207th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Teleconference Meeting, 38501 [2021-15462]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices serve the underserved populations that the Department assists. The Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey collects customer satisfaction data for a sample of private citizens who call into the participant assistance program to ask about their private sector employer provided benefits such as pensions, retirement savings, and health benefits. Three types of callers are queried: (1) Those who need benefit claim assistance; (2) those who have a valid benefit claim; and (3) those who have an invalid benefit claim. The results of the survey are analyzed to provide actionable data that could be used to improve program performance. Examples of improved performance that may result from that study include, but are not limited to: • Being more attuned to inquirers’ needs—Benefits Advisors should be more adept at identifying issues that lead to benefits recoveries and enforcement leads • Survey data will enable National and Regional management to identify potential training needs • Satisfaction scores will guide EBSA leadership to determine which Regions need assistance improving customer service • Scores on individual BAs will reveal high performers and allow the agency to use those BAs’ techniques as best practices for program-wide improvement. The study will include survey data from regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco and District offices in Miami, Seattle and Washington. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 • Evaluate the effectiveness of the additional demographic questions. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of July, 2021. Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–15457 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 207th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Teleconference Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 207th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held via a teleconference on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27, 2021. The two-day meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:30 p.m. (ET) each day with a one-hour break for lunch. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Gaps in Retirement Savings Based on Race, Ethnicity and Gender, and (2) Understanding Brokerage Windows in Self-Directed Retirement Plans. Descriptions of these topics are available on the ERISA Advisory Council’s web page at https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/ about-us/erisa-advisory-council. The agenda and instructions for public access to the teleconference meeting will be available on the ERISA Advisory Council’s web page at https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/ about-us/erisa-advisory-council approximately one week prior to the meeting. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, to Christine Donahue, Executive Secretary, ERISA PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38501 Advisory Council. Statements should be transmitted electronically as an email attachment in text or pdf format to donahue.christine@dol.gov. Statements transmitted electronically that are included in the body of the email will not be accepted. Relevant statements received on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, will be included in the record of the meeting. No deletions, modifications, or redactions will be made to the statements received as they are public records. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the ERISA Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, via email to donahue.christine@dol.gov or by telephoning (202) 693–8641. Oral presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, via email to donahue.christine@dol.gov or by telephoning (202) 693–8641. For more information about the meeting, contact the Executive Secretary at the address or telephone number above. Signed at Washington, DC. Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–15462 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Shipyard Employment Standards Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before August 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


207th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Teleconference Meeting

    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 
207th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will 
be held via a teleconference on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 
27, 2021.
    The two-day meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 
approximately 5:30 p.m. (ET) each day with a one-hour break for lunch. 
The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear 
testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).
    The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Gaps in 
Retirement Savings Based on Race, Ethnicity and Gender, and (2) 
Understanding Brokerage Windows in Self-Directed Retirement Plans. 
Descriptions of these topics are available on the ERISA Advisory 
Council's web page at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/erisa-advisory-council.
    The agenda and instructions for public access to the teleconference 
meeting will be available on the ERISA Advisory Council's web page at 
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/erisa-advisory-council approximately one week prior to the meeting.
    Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written 
statement may do so on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, to 
Christine Donahue, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council. 
Statements should be transmitted electronically as an email attachment 
in text or pdf format to [email protected]. Statements 
transmitted electronically that are included in the body of the email 
will not be accepted. Relevant statements received on or before 
Thursday, August 19, 2021, will be included in the record of the 
meeting. No deletions, modifications, or redactions will be made to the 
statements received as they are public records.
    Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address 
the ERISA Advisory Council should forward their requests to the 
Executive Secretary on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, via email 
to [email protected] or by telephoning (202) 693-8641. Oral 
presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an 
extended statement may be submitted for the record.
    Individuals who need special accommodations should contact the 
Executive Secretary on or before Thursday, August 19, 2021, via email 
to [email protected] or by telephoning (202) 693-8641.
    For more information about the meeting, contact the Executive 
Secretary at the address or telephone number above.

    Signed at Washington, DC.
Ali Khawar,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-15462 Filed 7-20-21; 8:45 am]
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