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Guidance Document Database
The documents listed below are PBGC’s guidance documents, as defined by EO 13891, sec. 2(b), see Federal Register Notice. The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract, and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. PBGC will only cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted in this database to establish historical facts.
If you would like to request the withdrawal or modification of an existing guidance document, please submit your request, including your contact information, to the General Counsel at GuidanceComments@pbgc.gov or at Regulatory Affairs Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005–4026. For additional information, see PBGC’s procedures for guidance documents.
|Title||Issuance Date||Agency Identifier||Topics||Summary||Posted Date|
|Disaster Relief Announcements Archive||6-28-2018||PBGC Web 012||Disaster Relief Announcements Archive||PBGC disaster relief announcements from 2013-2018.||2-28-2020|
|Standard Terminations: Q&A||1-28-2020||PBGC Web 013||Standard termination||Provides information on filing a standard termination, distribution of benefits, and standard termination audits||2-28-2020|
|Missing Participants FAQs||10-4-2018||PBGC Web 014||Missing participants||FAQs on how to handle missing participants in plans that terminate before 2018.||2-28-2020|
|FOIA||12-16-2019||PBGC Web 015||Freedom of Information Act||PBGC’s Freedom of Information Act Guide||2-28-2020|
|COVID-19-Related Single-Employer Plan Sponsors and Administrators Questions and Answers||7-20-2020||PBGC Web 016||Reportable events, Premiums, Termination, Early Warning||Answers questions related to plan sponsor obligations and PBGC operations in light of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.||7-20-2020|