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...
Working to Insure Regulatory Fairness for America’s Small Businesses
If excessive fines, penalties or unfair regulatory enforcement actions by federal agencies are problems for your small business, you have an advocate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of the National Ombudsman.
The Office of the National Ombudsman assists small businesses facing unfair or excessive federal regulatory compliance or enforcement issues such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, and retaliation.
As an impartial liaison, the Office of the National Ombudsman directs reported regulatory fairness matters to the appropriate agency for high-level fairness review, and works across government to address those concerns, reduce regulatory burdens, and help small businesses succeed.
Congress established the Office of the National Ombudsman in 1996 as part of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA). The Act ensures that businesses, small government entities, and small nonprofit organizations that experience unfair regulatory enforcement actions by federal agencies have a means to comment about such actions.
The National Ombudsman Can Help:
Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Accountability: