Employers and other pension plan fiduciaries should ask tough questions when selecting pension consultants.[@@]

The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have joined to issue a press release publicizing the importance of rigorous scrutiny of pension consultants.

The agencies also have developed a list of questions that plan fiduciaries should ask pension consultants.

The questions are on the Web at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fs053105.html