NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

 

 

1)         Notice To: All employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement or other written agreement requiring contributions to the SEIU 775 Secure Retirement Trust.

An application is to be made to the Internal Revenue Service for a determination on the qualification of the following employee retirement plan.

2)         Name of Plan: SEIU 775 Secure Retirement Plan (the “Plan”).

3)         Plan Number: 001.

4)         Name and Address of Applicant:

Board of Trustees

SEIU 775 Secure Retirement Trust

215 Columbia Street

Seattle, WA 98104

5)         Applicant EIN:  47-4321390.

6)         Name and Address of Plan Administrator:

Board of Trustees

SEIU 775 Secure Retirement Trust

215 Columbia Street

Seattle, WA 98104

7)         Application:  The application will be filed on April 10, 2017, for an advance determination as to whether the Plan meets the qualification requirements of Section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, with respect to the Plan’s initial qualification. The application will be filed with:

Internal Revenue Service

Attention: EP Determination Letters

Stop 31

P.O. Box 12192

Covington, KY 41012-0192

8)         Employees Eligible to Participate under the Plan: All employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement or other written agreement requiring a contribution to the SEIU 775 Secure Retirement Trust.

9)         Prior Determination Letter: The Internal Revenue Service has not previously issued a determination letter with respect to the qualification of this Plan.

RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PARTIES

10)       You have the right to submit to EP Determinations, either individually or jointly with other interested parties, your comments as to whether this Plan meets the qualification requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Your comments to EP Determinations may be submitted to:

Internal Revenue Service
EP Determinations
Attn: Customer Service Manager
P.O. Box 2508
Cincinnati, OH 45202

You may instead, individually or jointly with other interested parties, request the Department of Labor to submit, on your behalf, comments to EP Determinations regarding qualification of the Plan.  If the Department declines to comment on all or some of the matters you raise, you may, individually, or jointly if your request was made to the Department jointly, submit your comments on these matters directly to EP Determinations.

REQUESTS FOR COMMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

11)       The Department of Labor may not comment on behalf of interested parties unless requested to do so by the lesser of 10 employees or 10 percent of the employees who qualify as interested parties. The number of persons needed for the Department to comment with respect to this Plan is 10. If you request the Department to comment, your request must be in writing and must specify the matters upon which comments are requested, and must also include:

(1)       the information contained in items 2 through 5 of this Notice; and

(2)       the number of persons needed for the Department to comment.

A request to the Department to comment should be addressed as follows:

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Employee Benefits Security Administration

U.S. Department of Labor,

200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20210

Attention: 3001 Comment Request

COMMENTS TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

12)       Comments submitted by you to EP Determinations must be in writing and received by them by May 25, 2017. However, if there are matters that you request the Department of Labor to comment upon on your behalf, and the Department declines, you may submit comments on these matters to EP Determinations to be received by it within 15 days from the time the Department notifies you that it will not comment on a particular matter, or by May 25, 2017, whichever is later, but not after June 9, 2017. A request to the Department to comment on your behalf must be received by it by April 25, 2017 if you wish to preserve your right to comment on a matter upon which the Department declines to comment, or by May 5, 2017 if you wish to waive that right.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

13)       Detailed instructions regarding the requirements for notification of interested parties may be found in sections 19 and 20 of Rev. Proc. 2017-4. Additional information concerning this application (including, where applicable, an updated copy of the Plan and related trust; the application for determination; any additional documents dealing with the application that have been submitted to the Service; and copies of sections 19 and 20 of Rev. Proc. 2017-4) are available at the SEIU 775 Benefits Group office at 215 Columbia Street, Seattle Washington between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for inspection and copying. Please call ahead. There is a nominal charge for copying and/or mailing.

You may request and receive a paper copy of this Notice at no charge. To do so, contact

1-866-770-1917 and select option 3.