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The Office of Advocacy  has released the February 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the testimony of Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest before the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on investigations, Oversight and Regualtions.

The newsletter also covers an OSHA roundtable, the release of The Missing Millennial Entrepreneurs, and an Advocacy visit to Union Kitchen.

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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.


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