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Release Number: 10-1770-NAT
Dec. 21, 2010
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-693-4676

US Department of Labor agencies to host live
Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7

WASHINGTON – Officials at seven of the U.S. Department of Labor's agencies will host live Web chats and, in one case, a conference call to discuss their respective regulatory agendas during the first week of January 2011. These events are open to the public and members of the press. The Labor Department's entire regulatory agenda was published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Federal Register.

WHO: Officials of U.S. Department of Labor agencies

WHAT: Individual Web chats/conference call on agencies' regulatory agendas

Tuesday, Jan. 4
Employee Benefits Security Administration Web chat

2 to 3 p.m. EST

Wednesday, Jan. 5
Mine Safety and Health Administration conference call
Conference call-in number: 800-619-3527

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Web chat

10:30 a.m. EST
Passcode: 49374

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, Jan. 6
Employment and Training Administration Web chat

Wage and Hour Division Web chat

Noon to 1 p.m. EST

2 to 3 p.m. EST

Friday, Jan. 7
Office of Labor-Management Standards Web chat

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Web chat

Noon to 1 p.m. EST

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: To participate in the Web chats, visit

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