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. This bill was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Toomey and Bennet, and in the House by Congressmen Reichert and Pascrell. It would correct an inequity in the federal tax code by providing federal law
FLEOA Rebuts Attack on Federal LEOs' Pay
March 17, 2015
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has announced its opposition to Representative Rice's PAID Act (H.R. 1137) and labeled it another ill‐advised attack on the pay of federal law enforcement officers.
Congressman Rice's bill seeks to cut the pay of law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line in service to our country. It fails to take into account
FLEOA Commends McConnell for Proposal to Fund DHS
February 26, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its praise for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding for DHS will expire on February 27, unless Congress passes an appropriations bill.
"I'd like to commend Majority Leader McConnell for ending this fatal game of chicken that otherwise left
FLEOA Honors Fallen Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells
March 11, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its heartfelt prayers and sorrow for the family of fallen hero Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells. Deputy Wells was fatally wounded while he and his team were in pursuit of a homicidal fugitive.
FLEOA Denounces Bill to Change Federal LEOs' Pensions as Un-American
March 6, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) released its response denouncing Congressman Westerman's bill that would change a federal law enforcement officer's pension to a "high‐five" year calculation. Currently, the pension is calculated on the average of an employee's highest three salary years.
"Congressman Westerman's unwarranted attack on the pay of federal
FLEOA Supports U.S. Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch
November 13, 2014
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its support for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. Ms. Lynch is currently serving a commendable second tour of duty as the United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. FLEOA stands behind her proven leadership and her support for those who investigate and enforce the federal statutes.
Turn In Your Guns
December 23, 2013
sitting in comfortable chairs at HUD-OIG HQ were unable and unwilling to see this danger.
On Oct. 4 in an attempt to inspire HUD-OIG to reconsider its position, FLEOA General Counsel Larry Berger sent the agency a legal opinion in support of the need for the agents to continue carrying their firearms while furloughed. Berger went unanswered. HUD-OIG agents continued to communicate with FLEOA
Does Child Safety Come First?
November 26, 2014
either Sen. Harkin or Sen. Alexander consider these good character traits for school employees?
On Sept. 9, I was honored to speak at a press conference on this critical child safety issue whose theme resonated with me as loudly as our law enforcement mantra of Officer Safety First; Child Safety Comes First.
As the F.L.E.O.A. national president, I represent law enforcement officers from
March 26, 2014
categories of employees" (headquarters and training components). If the "internal review is still pending," then why would the agency suspend up to 25% of an impacted officer's pay?
In response to the ill-advised AUO pay suspension, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) issued a press release in February, objecting to ICE's decision. In its release, FLEOA challenged
FLEOA Opposes Plan to Abolish ATF
July 10, 2014
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its strong opposition to Representative Sensenbrenner's proposal to dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and have it absorbed into other law enforcement components.
FLEOA disagrees with Rep. Sensenbrenner's assertion that "ATF has been plagued by decades of high