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For Release: February 10, 2016

SBA Number: 16-03 ADV


Contact: Elle Patout


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Testimony of


The Honorable Darryl L. DePriest, Esq.

Chief Counsel for Advocacy

U.S. Small Business Administration


U.S. House of Representatives

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposes a revision to an employer form to include collecting pay data from employers. The current Employer Information Report (EEO-1) collects data about employees' ethnicity, race, and sex, by job category for employers with 100 or more employees, or federal contractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract of $50,000 or more.

For Release: February 4, 2016

SBA Number: 16-02 ADV


Contact: Elle Patout

For Release: January 12, 2016

SBA Number: 16-01 ADV


Contact: Elle Patout


On January 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules that would modify the nondiscrimination requirements for retirement plans that provide additional benefits to a grandfathered group of employees following certain changes in the coverage of a defined benefit plan or a defined benefit plan formula.

The Small Business Advocate, January 2016

The Office of Advocacy  has released the January 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights Advocacy's new Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest, who was sworn in to office on January 4.

The newsletter also announces the release of our annual publication, the Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, FY 2015, and the release of the Annual Report of the Office of Economic Research, FY 2015.

Dear Small Business Representatives:


We have scheduled the next Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  


We are currently in the process of developing the agenda for the meeting, so please let me know if there are any issues you would like to discuss (particularly if you want to make a presentation).  A final Agenda for the Roundtable will be developed and circulated prior to the meeting.


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is amending regulations related to certain employment-based high-skilled permanent (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3) and temporary (H-1B) visa programs.  The proposed amendments codify provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21), the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), and related guidance documents.  Many of these changes are aimed at improving the ability of U.S.

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September 21, 2015


Daniel Ashe

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC 20240



Re: Revision of the Section 4(d) Rule for the African Elephant


Dear Mr. Ashe:


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