Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.-Court Admission Fees, B-289219, October 29, 2002
B-289219, Oct 29, 2002
If the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) determines that payment of court admission fees required of its attorneys for admission to practice before federal courts is necessary to carry out its statutory mission and wishes to pay the fees pursuant to the discretion granted the agency under section 5757(a). The General Accounting Office will not object to the PBGC's using appropriated funds to pay the fees. The PBGC attorneys are responsible for litigating ERISA cases throughout the country in every judicial circuit where litigation is required. DISCUSSION The PBGC is a nonprofit. Whose purpose is to insure that participants in private pension plans have guaranteed pension benefits should the plans under which they are covered terminate with insufficient assets. 29 U.S.C.