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The following sections provide more information about the National Ombudsman.

    •     As part of its mission to create a fair, less burdensome regulatory enforcement environment for small business government wide, the Office of the National Ombudsman is working with each federal agency to establish...
    • Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business - FL Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST Orlando, FL   Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business - FL Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM...
    • National Ombudsman - Staff Listing Brian Castro National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness (202) 205-2417 Yolanda V. Swift Deputy National Ombudsman for Regulatory Fairness Programs (202)...
    • Q. What constitutes excessive enforcement action by a federal agency? Excessive federal regulatory enforcement may include, but is not limited to, repetitive audits or investigations, punitive fines, penalties, threats,...
    • The following questions will help us assist you by determining if your inquiry falls within the jurisdiction of the Small Business Administration's Office of the National Ombudsman. Are you a small-business owner, small...
    • Each year a series of public regulatory fairness hearings are held around the country. These hearings are usually chaired by the National Ombudsman and regional board members and attended by officials from various federal regulatory...
    • The following document provides an overview of the National Ombudsman program, examples of authorizing legislation, and sample documents used by the Office of the National Ombudsman to implement our program. To view the document,...

    Leadership

    National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator

    Brian Castro was appointed National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration in August 2013.

    When small businesses...

    Connect With Us

    Office of Ombudsman
    409 3rd Street, S.W. Suite 7125
    Washington, DC 20416
    United States
    Fax: 202 481 5719
    TTY/TTD: 800-877-8339
    Toll Free: 888-734-3247