Employee Benefits Security Administration

Employee Benefits Security Administration
Agency overview
Formed 1970
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 1,000
Agency executive
Website www.dol.gov/ebsa

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor responsible for administering, regulating and enforcing the provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). At the time of its name change in February 2003, EBSA was known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA). Prior to January 1986, PWBA was known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Program.

EBSA is led by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits, a Sub-Cabinet-level position requiring nomination by the President of the United States and confirmation by the United States Senate. The current Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits and head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration is the Hon. Phyllis Borzi. Past Assistant Secretaries include the Hon. Bradford P. Campbell, the Hon. Ann L. Combs and the Hon. Olena Berg-Lacy.[1]

EBSA is organized into nine program offices:

EBSA also maintains 15 regional and district field offices throughout the US to conduct investigations to detect and correct violations of Title I of ERISA and related criminal laws, and answer inquiries and complaints received by phone, mail, electronically or in person.[2]

See also


  1. "Employee Benefits Security Administration Main Page". Dol.gov. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  2. 1 2 "Organization Chart/Regional and District EBSA Offices". Dol.gov. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2013-08-18.

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