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I am familiar with the well-known timeframe requirement whereby employers have until the 15th day of the following month by which to deposit funds withheld from payroll into the retirement plan.

It is the 15th "business" day.

When I questioned the plan administrator, he responded that "matching is only required to be made by March 15th of the following year, like a profit sharing contribution."

This is generally correct. The employer has great latitude about when to put their funds into the plan.

Maybe that's fine for the matching (only 1% at that), but what about my money?

This is awful. It is a top enforcement area for the Department of Labor. If you contact them, I think you will find that they will make a call to your employer.

You have three ways to contact the U.S. Department of Labor.

1. Contact the nearest regional office U.S. Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration:

Atlanta Regional Office
61Forsyth Street, SW
Suite 7B54
Atlanta, GA 30303
Howard Marsh-Director
Tel 404.562.2156
Fax 404.562.2168

Boston Regional Office
J.F.K. Building
Room 575
Boston, MA 02203
James Benages-Director
Tel 617.565.9600
Fax 617.565.9666

Chicago Regional Office
200 West Adams Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
Kenneth Bazar-Director
Tel 312.353.0900
Fax 312.353.1023

Cincinnati Regional Office
1885 Dixie Highway
Suite 210
Ft. Wright, KY 41011-2664
Joseph Menez-Director
Tel 859.578.4680
Fax 859.578.4688

Dallas Regional Office
525 South Griffin Street
Room 707
Dallas, TX 75202-5025
Bruce Ruud-Director
Tel 214.767.6831
Fax 214.767.1055

Kansas City Regional Office
1100 Main Street
Suite 1200
Kansas City, MO 64105-5148
Gregory Egan-Director
Tel 816.426.5131
Fax 816.426.5511

Los Angeles Regional Office
1055 East Colorado Blvd
Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91106-2341
Billy Beaver-Director
Tel 626.229.1000
Fax 626.229.1098

New York Regional Office
New York Regional Staff have been relocated to:
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel 212.337.2228
Calls are being received in a voice mailbox and will be returned as quickly as possible.

Philadelphia Regional Office
Curtis Center, Ste 870 West
170 S Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3317
Mabel Capolongo-Director
Tel 215.861.5300
Fax 215.861.5347

San Francisco Regional Office
71 Stevenson Street
Suite 915
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bette Briggs-Director
Tel 415.975.4600
Fax 415.975.4589

2. Call their Office of Participant Assistance and Communications at 202-219-8776.

3. You can also contact them by completing the form at the following link: .

Rick Meigs

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