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Employee Benefits Security Administration

Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210


Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Judith Mares
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations Timothy Hauser

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) promotes and protects the retirement, health, and other benefits of the over 141 million participants and beneficiaries in over 5 million private sector employee benefit plans. EBSA develops regulations; assists and educates workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers; and enforces 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 questions, and assistance in cases 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, factsheets, and pamphlets on employer obligations 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–1513, 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 purchased for 15 cents per page. Phone, 202-693-8673.


Information is available in Spanish.

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