Do you want to impact retirement plan rules and policy?
ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) represents ASPPA in communications with the United States Executive Branch, Congress and government agencies in shaping the retirement industry and protecting our members. These communications can include developing comment letters to the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, IRS and the PBGC, as well as testimony on Capitol Hill. In addition, GAC is responsible for notifying ASPPA members of important legal and regulatory developments through periodic ASPPA asaps and GAC Alerts.
Government Affairs Committee
As a general member of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, you will get the opportunity to participate in quarterly calls to discuss key retirement plan developments in Congress and the relevant regulatory agencies. You will also be able to provide critical information on industry practices and act as an “early warning” system for developments in the “field” on new issues impacting our members. For example, you will participate in targeted, periodic surveys on retirement issues, and be able to provide valuable feedback on pending and recently issued guidance through GAC's comment letter process. And that is just the beginning. As your GAC participation develops, you may also become eligible for selection to serve on one of the various GAC subcommittees.
This general committee membership is perfect for ASPPA members who currently have a limited amount of time to volunteer or are developing expertise in government affairs.
The benefits of committee membership include:
- participation in quarterly calls on regulatory and legislative updates,
- ability to provide valuable feedback on industry practices and specific guidance projects through periodic surveys,
- opportunity to advise GAC of important new developments that impact the retirement community, and
- a March on the Hill every other year at ASPPA's Annual Conference.