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12 TSA Agents Arrested for Smuggling 20 Tons of Cocaine

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The Department of Justice announced that 12 former and current TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) employees were indicted for smuggling 20 tons, or $100 million worth of cocaine out of Puerto Rico over the course of an 18-year operation, get the full story in this short video.

Bipartisan Legislation Would Ease Government Hiring of Former Felons

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A bipartisan group of Members of Congress have introduced legislation in the House and Senate that would make it easier for those with felony criminal histories to secure employment with the government or federal contractors by prohibiting asking applicants about their criminal history until transmission of a conditional offer of employment.

DEA Awarded Millions to Volunteers Searching Luggage, Mail

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For five years, the Drug Enforcement Administration recruited and payed “voluntary” sources from Amtrak, airline companies, and parcel companies to search through luggage and mail for illegal items they could turn in for cash rewards.

DEA Leads Global Steroid Takedown Operation

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Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the results of Operation Cyber Juice, a global operation targeting the trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Employee Groups to Congress: Hands off TSP

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As Congress works to determine if and how to fund the government past the conclusion of the fiscal year on September 30, employee groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill leaders warning them to stop discussing changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Facing Shutdown Threat, Senate Democrats Look to Shield Feds’ Paychecks

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The confluence of a lack of progress on annual appropriations and a political battle over federal funding for women’s health organization Planned Parenthood is threatening to shut the government down after September 30 for the second time in two years.

Head of Security at TSA Replaced

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The head of security for the Transportation Security Administration, Kelly Hoggan, was removed from office after a House Committee on Oversight hearing on the agency’s management uncovered suspicious practices.

Papal Visit Brings Massive Security Operation

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The visit of Pope Francis to Washington, Philadelphia, and New York has been designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE), requiring significant planning and coordination by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

This Week on FEDtalk

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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