SBA Advocate

Advocacy Report Examines the Millennial Entrepreneur

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:49am

For Release: February 4, 2016

SBA Number: 16-02 ADV

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

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Advocacy Involvement Relieves Regulatory Burden on Small Business

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:40am

For Release: January 12, 2016

SBA Number: 16-01 ADV

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

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IRS Proposes New Non-Discrimination Requirements for Retirement Plans

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 1:26pm

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.

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USCIS Proposes Amendments to High-Skilled Visa Regulations for Permanent and Temporary Workers

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:01am

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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Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB)

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 1:31pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking input and comments on certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB)  and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program).

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Annual Report of the Office of Economic Research, FY 2015

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 12/15/2015 - 5:43pm

The Office of Advocacy released the Annual Report of the Office of Economic Research, FY 2015. This report details 26 OER publications and eight Small Business Economic Research Forums that were produced during fiscal year 2015. This year, OER produced research on the following topics:

  • Access to Capital
  • Employment
  • Innovation
  • Minority- and Women-owned Businesses
  • Veterans
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Darryl L. DePriest Confirmed as Chief Counsel

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 9:57am

For Release: December 11, 2015

SBA Number: 15-07 ADV

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

Darryl L. DePriest Confirmed as Chief Counsel

U.S. Senate confirms Chief Counsel for Advocacy by voice vote.

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attachment issue brief

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:48am
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Advocacy Study Analyzes Veteran Business Owner Recovery from 2007-2013

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 2:27pm

For Release: November 9, 2015                                                                                                                  

SBA Number: 15-06 ADV                                                                               

 

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

Advocacy Study Analyzes Veteran Business Owner Recovery from 2007-2013

 

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SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 1:49pm

***SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting***

FRIDAY, December 4, 2015 10 a.m. – noon

 

TO:                         Interested Persons

 

FROM:                  Kevin Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel

David Rostker, Assistant Chief Counsel

Tabby Waqar, Assistant Chief Counsel

                                                         

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Final rule

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:21am

On November 18, 2015, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services published a final regulations in the Federal Register (80 Fed Reg 72192) regarding grandfathered health plans, preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits, rescissions, coverage of dependent children to age 26, internal claims and appeal and external review processes, and patient protections

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules: Produce rule and Foreign Supplier Verification Procedures

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 2:14pm

On November 13, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two final rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S.

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Regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 9:45am

On November 6, 2015 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to amend its regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. This proposed rule would clarify the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain "verified'' status, add and revise definitions, reorder requirements, redefine the definition of “control'', and explain examination procedures and review processes. This proposed rule would also implement new changes: references to community property restrictions, ``unconditional'' ownership, and day-to-day requirements.

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DOL Proposes to Extend Diversity Protections in Apprenticeship Programs

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:12pm

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to extend the diversity protections for apprenticeship programs to include equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards for genetic information, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, and individuals over 40. Under this rule, sponsors or employers must designate an EEO officer, disseminate information and provide training regarding these changes, and conduct outreach with organizations that serve women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

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FY 2014 Verification and Validation Forms

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 9:22am

View supporting documentation for performance indicators.

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Other Performance Information

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:10am

View supporting documentation for performance indicators.

 

 

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