SBA’s Office of the National Ombudsman – An ASA Resource?
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of the National Ombudsman can be a tremendous resource to the ASA membership. Their mission is to achieve regulatory fairness while leveling the playing field for small businesses. As ASA's membership is comprised of small businesses that are required to comply with federal regulations and we suspect some of you have probably even experienced fines or penalties from federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, to name a few. The Office of the National Ombudsman can assist our membership with:
- regulatory disputes with federal agencies;
- unfair penalties and fines;
- remedies when rules are inconsistently applied; and
- recovering payment for services performed by government contractors.
In the coming weeks, the Office of the National Ombudsman will be speaking to ASA's membership on how their office may provide assistance and be a free value-add to your membership.