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

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 News

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.

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FPPOA Newsletter - December 2010 News

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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Notification of Annual Membership Dues News

Membership fees for 2011 will be due beginning January 1, 2011. Membership dues for Active Officers are: $40 for One Year and $100 for Three Years, Free for Newly Appointed Officers; $20 for Associate Members and $250 for Contributing Members (public and private agencies, departments, institutions, universities, religious bodies, professional correctional associations and affiliate organizations.) Thank you for your continued support to the only professional organization dedicated solely to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services.

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Thomas Gahl Video

On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.