• FBI IT Division Reforms Hiring Practices

    FBI IT Division Reforms Hiring Practices

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) is changing the way they seek information technology (IT) talent in their office. Rather than hiring cybersecurity analysts and data scientists for their specific skills related to their field, the division will be focusing more on personalities expected to succeed in their environment.

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President Approves 2016 Locality Pay Increases

Yesterday, the President 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.

In justifying his alternative plan for pay increases, the President said “I view the adjustments that would otherwise take effect as inappropriate.”

The President was referring to the $26 billion that current law would have mandated in boosting locality pay an average of 28.74 percent, hence the alternative plan.

Feds, especially those living in large municipalities, such as the San Francisco area, the New York-Newark area, the Houston area, the Los Angeles area, the Hartford area, and the DC area will see the largest locality pay increases.

“Civilian Federal employees have already made significant sacrifices as a result of 3-year pay freeze that ended in January 2014. In January 2014 and again in January 2015, increases for civilian Federal employees were limited to a 1.0 percent overall pay increase, an amount lower than the private sector pay increases and statutory formula for adjustments to the base General Schedule for 2014 and 2015,” the President wrote in his message to Congress. “However, as the country's economic recovery continues, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a sustainable fiscal course. This is an effort that continues to require tough choices.”

A table showing the locality payment by locality pay area is available here

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Long Term Planning and Supplemental Insurance Options for Feds

Weighing the pros and cons of various insurance options can be difficult.  Tune into FEDtalk this Friday for a clear explanation of the long term planning and supplemental insurance options available to federal employees.

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FLEOA Highlights Important Policy, People During Police Week

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is continually committed to serving our members and the federal law enforcement community. This Police Week, FLEOA has dedicated special time and attention to pushing policy that helps the law enforcement community protect and serve their community. From events highlighting the importance of police to meetings on the Hill, FLEOA is excited to engage the public and policy makers on law enforcement issues during this time of heightened awareness.

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