If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
In October the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) released a scathing report that alleged widespread abuse of law enforcement premium pay at the Department of Homeland Security. One day before a Senate hearing on the issue, the head of ICE suspended all premium pay for headquarters and training personnel.
When the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, HUD-OIG opted to make special agents' non-pay status worse by snatching their guns away. This left approximately 300 special agents both unarmed and unpaid.
Chief Postal Inspector Kenneth C. Weaver heads one of the oldest and most distinguished federal law enforcement agencies in the country, the United States Postal Inspection Service.