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New Membership Benefits for FPPOA Members News

FPPOA is pleased to announce membership discounts at the following online stores.

GiftTree is pleased to offer members 15% off of most products. GiftTree specializes in unique gifts with a wide assortment of gourmet gift baskets, flowers, personalized gifts and much more. Go to to use our discount.

Mrs. Fields has also offered our members a 15% discount. Go to or call 1.800.Cookies to use this discount. (It is not valid in stores.)

And FTD has also provided FPPOA members a 15% discount as well. Log onto our website for the link to this offer. In order to take advantage of these offers, you must be a member.

All members can logon to the FPPOA website at to obtain the discount code from the Membership/Benefits page.

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False Liens and Threats against U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers News

During FPPOA's visit with Assistant Director Matt Rowland in May, National President Karin Storm and Northeast Regional President Craig Penet discussed the protection of probation and pretrial officers, specifically as it relates to the filing of false liens and threats. Assistant Director Rowland provided FPPOA with the following information, to pass along to all in the system.

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FPPOA Newsletter Editor Update News

Eunice Habig, FPPOA National Treasurer has resigned. Eunice has been the National Treasurer since 2009. She has been a wonderful asset to FPPOA and she will be missed. In Eunice’s place, Leigh Swicord (Middle District of Georgia) has been appointed by the FPPOA Board as her replacement. Leigh will continue her role as the Newsletter Editor and will work in conjunction with Elizabeth "Beth" Thomas, who was also appointed by the FPPOA Board, as the Co-Newsletter Editor.

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FEDS half-hour employment related consultation offered at no-cost for FPPOA Members News

Effective February 1, 2013, FPPOA in conjunction with FEDS is pleased to offer all current FPPOA members one yearly half-hour consultation with an attorney on any employment related matter at no cost. This will be upon verification of your FPPOA membership status, prior to scheduling the consultation. FEDS provides professional liability insurance to the entire federal employee community.

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Line Officer of the Year and Doyle Award News

On November 30, 2012, Maurice Foy, U.S. Probation Officer for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was presented the 2012 Mark A. Sneberger Line Officer of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He also received the highest national recognition, the Richard F. Doyle Award. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, and Chief U.S.

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Bureau of Prisons Faces a Growing Overcrowding Problem, by Amanda Palleschi News

Overcrowding in federal prisons is projected to increase throughout the next decade, posing challenges for the agency that oversees the facilities, a new report finds. The Government Accountability Office studied the growth in the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons population from fiscal 2006 through fiscal 2011, as well as the bureau’s long-range capacity plan through 2020.

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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.