We have all been witness to many stories, emails, news headlines and other “not so good news items” about the federal budget, spending and cuts. Our cost of living adjustments as federal employees have been frozen for three years, our district budgets cut, and we are routinely being asked to do more for less. This time, Congress is threatening federal employees with a freeze on within grade step increases until 2015 and increasing federal employees’ FERS contributions from .8% to 5.8%.
FPPOA, in alignment with recent notices sent by FLEOA, are also urging that you take the time to contact your Senator and Representative and send them a quick letter urging that this proposal not be passed. Our retirement, livelihoods and careers as federal employees are being used as leverage in current deficit reduction talks. Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers serve a unique role in government and provide a public service that protects communities across the country. FPPOA encourages members and non-members alike to organize, stand together and fight, from every angle.
Below are the links to addresses for the House of Representative and Senate. Take a moment to call on them now and express the importance of providing quality benefits to federal law enforcement officers.