DOL's top ERISA cop answers compliance questions

Tozier, Danielle
July 2006
Employee Benefit News;Jul2006, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p46
This article presents an interview with Virginia Smith, director of pension plan enforcement at the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Benefit Security Administration (EBSA). This agency is tasked to investigate whether plan sponsors comply with the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Brief information about the investigators of EBSA was provided by Smith. According to Smith, EBSA work with other law enforcement agencies like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Justice, and the Security Exchange Commission. Smith explained the extent of information that EBSA disclose to the IRS.


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