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Bill to Enhance Retirement Benefits for Federal LEOs Introduced

May 26, 2016
According to the senators, certain federal law enforcement officers are not eligible for enhanced benefits even though they perform the same tasks as other law enforcement officers – an imbalance the legislation is designed to rectify.

FLEOA Supports Booker Bill for Equitable Federal Law Enforcement Pay and Benefits

May 19, 2016
Today, Senator Corey Book introduced the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act, which would amend the definition of "law enforcement officer" to include uniformed officers from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department.

House Passes Federal Law Enforcement Protection Legislation

May 12, 2016
The House of Representatives passed the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act, which would ensure federal LEOs could carry their government-issued firearms and credentials during a government shutdown or furlough.

FBI Agents Under Investigation for Shots Fired in Oregon Standoff Arrest

March 8, 2016
FBI agents involved in the traffic stop that led to the killing of one of the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge are under investigation for not disclosing they fired shots that missed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

A Failure to Act

March 3, 2016

Sworn federal law enforcement officers were left wondering what their role was in this situation. It was shameful for the White House not to immediately commit its federal law enforcement assets to resolving this conflict.

FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

February 9, 2016
The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access.

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data

February 9, 2016
A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for thousands of FBI employees, after leaking similar data about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday.

Federal Agent Dies from Injuries Sustained in On-Duty Crash

January 25, 2016
The agent worked for U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, often in an undercover capacity, and had been on assignment in south Florida on Jan. 15 when he and another special agent were struck by a gray Mercedes as they tried to hail a cab. The crash happened after 2 a.m. on Collins Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Miami Beach.

President Approves Pay Raise for 100,000+ Federal Employees

December 4, 2015
This week President Obama transmitted to Congress his alternative plan for locality pay increases for civilian federal employees. Over 100,000 federal employees will benefit from locality pay adjustments – the first such adjustments since 2010 – after January 1, 2016.

OPM Says 5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in Cyberattack

September 25, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management now says 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks, more than five times the initial estimate reported over the summer.

Justice Department to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking

September 4, 2015
The Justice Department announced a policy Thursday that will require its law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to deploy cellphone-tracking devices in criminal investigations and inform judges when they plan to use them.

4 in Custody for Carjacking, Kidnapping of Federal Officer in Florida

August 17, 2015
A federal law enforcement officer who was vacationing in Orlando was abducted in a hotel parking lot late Wednesday. Investigators said the incident happened at the Fairfield Inn and Suites off of Universal Blvd. around 10:30 p.m.

Federal Officers to Help Baltimore Stem Homicide Rate

August 4, 2015
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Aid Federal Officers Affected by Massive Personnel Records Hack

July 17, 2015
The legislation would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to those affected by the OPM data breaches and includes identity theft insurance covering losses up to $5 million.

FLEOA Wins Fight to Exempt Federal Officers From IRS 10% Penalty

June 24, 2015
Today, the Senate passed H.R. 2146 which will allow federal public safety officers to access their Thrift Savings Plan at age 50 without incurring the IRS 10% penalty.

Ex-U.S. Agent Charged With Bitcoin Theft to Plead Guilty

June 18, 2015
One of two former U.S. agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital money during the investigation of the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

FLEOA Charges OPM With Jeopardizing Officer Safety After Database Breach

June 17, 2015
After the hearing regarding multiple recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), FLEOA President Jon Adler issued the following statement in response.

Massive Data Breach Could Affect Every Federal Agency

June 5, 2015
China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.

The Secret Service: The Media's Punching Bag

April 29, 2015

Special agents are real people exposed to real risks; they suffer real pain and bleed real blood.

FLEOA Urges Passage of Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act

April 16, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) pledged its full support for the passage of the Federal Public Safety Officer Retirement Equity Act. According to FLEOA, this bill would remedy an oversight in the 2006 Pension Protection Act by providing federal officers with the same tax protections that their state and local counterparts receive.
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