Legislation introduced last week would ensure all federal law enforcement officers receive enhanced retirement benefits, reports FedAgent.com.
Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced the Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act (S. 2946).
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.
Nearly 30,000 federal law enforcement officers classified as GS-0083 police officers, including those serving at the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Mint, National Institutes of Health (NIH) do not currently qualify for enhanced retirement benefits.
The legislation has received the support of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and the Postal Police Officers Association.