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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

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In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

Bill Would Provide New Authority to Probation Officers

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Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in addition to Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) have introduced new legislation that would protect probation officers and give them the authority to arrest a third party who forcibly interferes with an officer’s performance of his or her official duties.

FLEOA Defends Your Salary and Retirement

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Recent budget proposals by both the Trump Administration and Congress that adversely affect your pay and pensions are strongly opposed by the Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Association. 

FLEOA Legislative Update

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The FLEOA Legislative Machine prevailed with the hard-fought passage of H.R. 2146 (TSP bill). On June 29th, the FLEOA-initiated TSP bill, Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, was signed into law. Thanks to the leadership of Rep. Reichert who introduced the bill, those under the law enforcement retirement system will now be able to access their TSP at age 50 without incurring the IRS’ 10 percent penalty.‎ This allows federal law enforcement officers to be on par with their state and local counterparts who are also eligible to retire at age 50.

FLEOA’s Legislative Mission

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FLEOA’s strong legislative voice once again prevailed with the passing of H.R. 2137 – the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015.

Law Enforcement Unhappy with Sentencing Reform Act Revisions

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After conservatives expressed fears that the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) would release violent felons, top republicans have incorporated new edits into the bill. These changes, however, only appear to anger more constituents, including law enforcement officers.

Legislative Priorities for 2017

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As the 114th Congress winds down, and we look ahead to the next Congressional session, FLEOA’S legislative priorities remain firm. At the top of our list is the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act.

Sessions Announces Plan to Expand Civil Asset Forfeiture

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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) intention to expand both state and federal law enforcement’s abilities to seize assets suspected to have been involved in criminal activity – a process known as “civil asset forfeiture.”

This Week on FEDtalk

Your Options This Open Season

In the midst of open season, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday, November 16th, at 11 AM EST to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future, including some exciting new changes to this year’s offerings.

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Hear it from FLEOA

An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

Read more ...
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