Cartel hit possibly behind US agent killing, congressman say

Washington (CNN) -- New information regarding the killing of a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico points to it being a sanctioned hit by the Zetas drug cartel and not a rogue incident, said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who said he has been briefed by federal immigration officials.

FPPOA featured on FEDtalk Friday, February 25th, 11:00 am

A Different Look at the Federal Judiciary: Join host Debra Roth when she meets with Pat McNutt of the Federal Court Clerks Association and John Bendzunas of the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association to learn more about the top issues affecting their members. The radio show aired Friday, February 25, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Human Resources Changes Include Sick Leave Credit for FERS Employees and Abolishing NSPS

From Congress has been considering a number of changes in the federal government's human resources program that would benefit a number of readers. As often happens, these changes are in a bill that, on the surface, has little to do with the changes that will impact many federal employees.

In this case, the Defense authorization bill contains provisions on various human resources issues that will impact much of the federal workforce.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics Probation and Parole Report

WASHINGTON – The number of adults under correctional supervision in the United States declined by less than one percent during 2009, dropping to 7,225,800 (or 48,800 fewer offenders than at yearend 2008), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first measured decline in the total number of adults under correctional supervision since BJS began reporting these populations in 1980.

Read the Bureau of Justice Statistics Probation and Parole Report here

FPPOA Newsletter - December 2010

From The Desk Of....

Barbara Oswald ⁄ FPPOA President

It is hard to believe that 2011 is right around the corner. But before the new year appears, we would like to recognize the 2010 Regional Line Officers of the Year. A special thanks to those of you who took the time to nominate a deserving officer. There are so many unsung heroes in our agency, quietly doing their job, never demanding recognition for their deeds, but truly deserving credit for their efforts to make lives better. Perhaps 2011 is the year that you decide to recognize that certain individual in your office by nominating them for this worthwhile award.


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