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Employee Benefits Security Administration

Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeanne K. Wilson

National Office Operations / Chief Operating Officer Timothy D. Hauser
Regional Office Operations Amy J. Turner

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) promotes and protects the retirement, health, and other benefits of the over 149 million participants and beneficiaries in approximately 685,000 private retirement plans, 2.2 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans. We accomplish this mission by developing effective regulations; assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers; and vigorously enforcing the law. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is enforced through 13 field offices nationwide and a national office in Washington, DC.

Sources of Information


EBSA's workers and families assistance Web page provides accessible information on programs and services, answers to frequently asked questions, and assistance where a health or retirement benefit has been denied inappropriately.

Key Topics

The EBSA Web site features a page with links to key topics: health and other employee benefits, reporting and filing, and retirement.


A list of EBSA regional and district offices is available online.


The EBSA distributes booklets, fact sheets, and pamphlets on employer responsibilities and employee rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. A list of publications is available online or from the Office of Outreach, Education, and Assistance. Phone, 866-444-3272.

Reading Room

The EBSA maintains a disclosure room at Room N–1515, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Reports filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act may be examined in the public disclosure room and generated for 15 cents per page. Phone, 202-693-8673.


Information is available in Spanish.

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