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Regulatory Alerts   Advocacy's page to learn about and comment on newly proposed federal rules that may affect small business.
    Shawne Carter McGibbon has been appointed Acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. She replaces Thomas M. Sullivan who resigned on October 24 to pursue private sector employment at the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. McGibbon was previously the Deputy Chief Counsel for Advocacy.
    Press Release

    Advocacy has launched a new small business blog, The Small Business Watchdog, focusing on regulatory issues, small business research, state regulatory activity, and more.
    Our Blog
    Press Release

    The October/November issue of the Small Business Advocate announces the launch of the Advocacy blog, Chief Counsel Sullivan’s farewell message and the recently updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as an insert.
    Small Business Advocate

    College graduates who specialize in social science tend toward self-employment as compared to those with bachelor’s degrees in other subjects, according to a working paper, Baccalaureate Education and the Employment Decision: Self-Employment and the Class of 1993, released by Advocacy.
    Full Report
    Research Summary
    Press Release

    Small businesses will be encouraged to recycle and reclaim their waste under a reformed rule recently finalized by the EPA. As part of the Regulatory Review and Reform (r3) initiative, Advocacy named the “definition of solid waste” as one of this year’s Top 10 Rules for Review and Reform..
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    r3 Initiative

    Small firms are hardest hit by rising energy costs, according to a study, Characterization and Analysis of Small Business Energy Costs, released by Advocacy. The small manufacturing and small commercial sectors top the list of burdened industries, on an energy cost per value of industry shipments and an energy cost per sales basis.
    Full Report
    Research Summary

    On April 25, 2008, Advocacy submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on DHS' Supplemental Proposed Rule on Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter (“No-Match” rule).
    April 25, 2008 Letter
    Fact Sheet
    September 18, 2007 Letter
    Fact Sheet summarizing September 18, 2007 Letter


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