Have a problem with federal employee benefit regulations? Write to the agencies that issue them. That was the message from the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Employee Benefits Security Administration at an International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans conference on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Andrew E. Zuckerman, rulings and agreements director at the IRS, said that because of federal hiring freezes, his office hasn’t been able to hire the needed hands to keep up with the increasingly complex employee benefits world.

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