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and problems of national scope regarding postal services. Additionally, the Commission has appellate jurisdiction to review Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate small post offices.
Sources of Information
bulletin board that provides information
For further information, contact the Secretary, Postal Rate Commission, 1333 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20268-0001. Phone, 202–789_6840.
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD
Deputy General Counsel
Director, Legislative Affairs
Director, Retirement Benefits
Director, Survivor Benefits
Director, Field Service
GLEN L. BOWER
JOHN L. THORESDALE
CHARLENE T. KUKLA Director, Quality Assurance
ROBERT J. SEABERG Director, Supply and Service
HENRY M. VALIULIS Director, Public Affairs
WILLIAM G. POULOS Director of Equal Opportunity
LEO FRANKLIN Secretary to the Board
BEATRICE E. EZERSKI (For the Railroad Retirement Board statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 20, Part 200)
The Railroad Retirement Board administers comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the Nation's railroad workers and their families.
The Railroad Retirement Board was
with the advice and consent of the established by the Railroad Retirement Senate one upon recommendations of Act of 1934, as amended (42 U.S.C.
representatives of employees; one upon 201—2282-1, 231 et seq.). The Board derives statutory authority
recommendations of carriers; and one,
the Chairman, as a public member. from the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231-231v) and the
Field Organization The Board
maintains direct contact with railroad Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (45 U.S.C. 351-368). It administers these
retirement beneficiaries through its field acts and participates in the
offices located across the country. Field administration of the Social Security Act
personnel explain benefit rights and and the Health Insurance for the Aged responsibilities on an individual basis, Act insofar as they affect railroad
assist employees applying for benefits, retirement beneficiaries.
and answer questions related to the The Board is composed of three benefit programs. members appointed by the President
Regional Offices—Railroad Retirement Board
A spouse's annuity is provided, under certain conditions, for the wife or husband of an employee annuitant. Divorced spouses may also qualify.
Survivor annuities are awarded to the qualified spouses, children, and parents of deceased career employees. Various
lump-sum benefits are also provided under certain conditions.
Benefits are provided under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act to individuals who are unemployed in a benefit year, but who are ready and willing to work, and to individuals who are unable to work because of sickness or injury, based upon qualifying railroad earnings in a preceding one-year period.
The Board maintains, through its field offices, a placement service for unemployed railroad personnel.
Sources of Information
Benefit Inquiries Inquiries concerning claims for railroad retirement and survivor benefits should be directed to
the Congressional Inquiry Section (phone, 312–751-4973). Inquiries concerning unemployment and sickness claims should be directed to the Adjudication, Systems, and Procedures Section (phone, 312-751-4810).
To locate the nearest field office, individuals should check with their rail employer, local union official, local post office, or one of the regional offices listed above. Most offices are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Board also relies on railroad labor groups and employers for assistance in keeping railroad personnel informed about its benefit programs. Employment Inquiries and applications for employment should be directed to the Director of Personnel, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611–2092. Phone, 312-751-4570. Legislative Assistance Information regarding legislative matters may be obtained through the Office of
Legislative Affairs (phone, 202-2727742). Publications General information pamphlets on benefit programs may be obtained from the Board's field offices or Chicago headquarters. Requests for annual reports or statistical data should be directed to the Director of Public Affairs at the Chicago headquarters. Electronic Information Services Railroad Retirement Board information is available electronically in several ways. Using America Online, select "Clubs & Interests," then "AARP Online," "Software Library," and then "Government Resources." Using CompuServe, enter "GO TRAINNET"; select the Library Section, and then “RR Retirement Board." Internet, http:// www.rb.gov/. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) The Board provides TDD services from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CST/ CDT) daily. Phone 312-751-4701 for beneficiary inquiries and 312-751-4334 for employment inquiries.
For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2092. Phone, 312-751-4776.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
JOHNSON, STEVEN M.H.
WALLMAN, (1 VACANCY)
MICHAEL H. SUTTON BRENDA P. MURRAY (VACANCY)
Director, Office of International Affairs
MICHAEL D. MANN Director, Office of Municipal Securities
PAUL S. MACO
KAYE F. WILLIAMS
VICTOR H. TYNES, JR.
NANCY M. SMITH
FERNANDO L. ALEGRIA, JR.
and Information Services
MICHAEL E. BARTELL Information Technology (For the Securities and Exchange Commission statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 17, Part 200)
The Securities and Exchange Commission administers Federal securities laws that seek to provide protection for investors; to ensure that securities markets are fair and honest; and, when necessary, to provide the means to enforce securities laws through sanctions.
The Securities and Exchange
The Commission is vested with quasijudicial functions. Persons aggrieved by its decisions in the exercise of those functions have a right of review by the United States courts of appeals.
on their behalf, to file with the
Registration of securities does not imply approval of the issue by the Commission or that the Commission has found the registration disclosures to be accurate. It does not insure investors against loss in their purchase, but serves rather to provide information upon which investors may make an informed and realistic evaluation of the worth of the securities.
Persons responsible for filing false information with the Commission subject