The Office of Personnel Management announced a new Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees. The law authorizes an agency to provide a single flag on behalf of a deceased Federal civilian employee as a way to express the nation’s deepest sympathy and gratitude. Loved ones who would like to receive a flag should contact the personnel office of the Federal agency where the employee worked. The benefit applies only to employees who died on or after December 20, 2011, when the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011 took effect.
WIFLE Member Broadcast September 12, 2014
Congratulations to WIFLE Scholarship awardee Lena Andrea Illig who has graduated from the University of Alaska in Anchorage, AK. !!! She sent WIFLE a thank you for helping reach her goals.
Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.6 Percent Pay Raise in 2017
President Obama issued an alternative pay plan Wednesday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1.6 percent in 2017.
The figure includes a 1 percent base increase, and a 0.6 percent locality pay bump, matching the amount the president requested in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. Obama issued a separate plan providing a 1.6 percent boost in monthly basic pay rates for military service members.
Obama said he would make a decision by Nov. 30 regarding a locality pay plan. Locality pay rates vary by area.
FREE admission day to ASIS’s Annual Seminar for active duty law enforcement, military, and first responders. It’s on Wednesday, Sept 14. The normal one-day charge is $595, so it’s a great opportunity. See link below…
Journal of Criminal Justice 2001
Who are the complaint-prone officers? An examination of the relationship between police officers' attributes, arrest activity, assignment, and citizen's complaints about excessive force.
This article identifies the characteristics of police officers (officers’ background attributes, arrest activity, and assignment) who most frequently receive complaints from citizens regarding the use of excessive force. The data for the study were obtained from a large mid-western municipal police department. The results show that arrest activity, officer age, and officer gender are most strongly related to the receipt of citizen’s complaints about
excessive force and differentiate high-complaint officers from low-complaint officers. Implications of the findings are discussed. (c)2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved
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New York Times Aug 17
We Need More Female Police Officers by
Margo Frasier, the first woman elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, is currently the police monitor for the City of Austin, Texas.
The White House released its Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Law Enforcement yesterday. President Sanz was in attendance. You can read the text online at this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/03/readout-vice-presidents-meeting-law-enforcement
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. What we don’t talk about is how the greatest predictor of violence isn’t religion, occupation or race. It’s gender.
There is a simple solution to America's policing problem: More Female Cops
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