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AGENCY PRESIDENT ELECTIONS ONLINE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Votes will be tabulated and successful candidates will be notified before August 10, 2011 by President Jon Adler or VP for Agency Affairs Chris Schoppmeyer. The FLEOA National Officers encourage all members to consider running for an agency president position. In order for FLEOA to be a successful organization and have a positive impact on our profession, we need members in leadership positions with drive and determination to effect positive change. If you have any questions concerning the agency president elections, please contact VP for Agency Affairs Chris Schoppmeyer on his cell phone at (603) 970-1794 or e-mail at shoppmeyer@aol.com. Information technology questions can be directed to FLEOA web master Scott Eagle at www.webmaster@fleoa.org. Duties and Responsibilities of FLEOA Agency Presidents Only Agencies with more than 25 members in FLEOA are eligible to elect an Agency President. Duties include (but are not limited to): · Attending the FLEOA National Conference every 18 months. The next National Conference will be held in November 2011. If unable to attend, the AP must secure a proxy from within the agency. Travel expenses are paid for by FLEOA. · Serve a term of office for three years. · Act as a liaison between agency members and FLEOA’s National Executive Board. · Communicate agency specific concerns and information to the National Officers through the VP for Agency Affairs. · Perform duties as subject-matter-expert for agency members. · Prepare correspondence for the National President’s signature concerning agency specific issues/concerns/legislation. · Must have access to private electronic mail (e-mail) to facilitate timely communications. · Conduct research on agency-specific issues and render reports to the National Officers. · Proactively respond to agency concerns. · Periodically communicate, at a minimum once annually, to agency members regarding agency issues and items of interest. · Prepare a welcome letter for all new agency members. (mailing costs covered by FLEOA national. · Assist the National staff by locating agency members with invalid current addresses. · Forward to the Editor of The Eighteen Eleven, agency-specific input for publication in accordance with the production schedule. · Assist National Recruitment Director on agency recruitment issues. Foster and initiate liaison with other agency officers to assist with recruiting new members and maintenance of current members. · Assist/liaison with other Agency Presidents and /National appointees as needed. LETTERS April 20, 2011 offices cannot afford to lose these results, nor the dedicated Special Agents who deliver them. As we both know, neither crime nor criminals take pause. By subjecting a Special Agent to a furlough, we are empowering the criminal element. The disruption caused by placing a Special Agent on furlough is beyond measure. Whether a Special Agent is working a grand jury investigation, overseeing an undercover operation, preparing for the execution of a warrant, or participating in a task force operation, the continuity of their work is absolutely essential to the law enforcement mission. FLEOA will continue to engage the appropriations subcommittee in an effort to educate them on the absolute need to provide funding for all our law enforcement components. Law enforcement officers should not fall under the “non-security discretionary” spending category. Instead, they should be properly classified and funded under “mandatory security.” FLEOA stands ready to assist you and your agency to ensure that you receive the necessary funding for your law enforcement component. The platform for any sustained democracy is built on the unwavering foundation of law and order. Every DOL Special Agent contributes to the maintenance and integrity of that precious foundation; please exempt them from any future furlough. Respectfully yours, Jon Adler, National President, FLEOA Daniel Petrole Deputy Inspector General U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Dear Deputy IG Petrole: On behalf of the 26,000 members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), including the Special Agents within the Department of Labor, I am writing to express my concern regarding the classification of GS-1811’s as “non-essential.” In light of the formidable law enforcement mission performed by your Special Agent workforce, I respectfully ask that they be considered essential and exempted from any future plans to furlough government employees. Undoubtedly, DOL Special Agents are critical to our country’s law enforcement model, and are active participants in federal task forces and grand jury investigations. U.S. Attorney offices across our country recognize the true value that DOL Special Agents bring to their investigations. To wit, your Special Agents have produced staggering results in 2010, with 175 indictments, 158 convictions and $85 million in monetary accomplishments. The American public and the U.S. Attorney 1 811 SUMMER 2011 -14

A Letter To The Department Of Labor By Jon Adler

April 20, 2011

Daniel Petrole
Deputy Inspector General
U. S. Department of Labor
Office of Inspector General
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

Dear Deputy IG Petrole:

On behalf of the 26,000 members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), including the Special Agents within the Department of Labor, I am writing to express my concern regarding the classification of GS-1811’s as “non-essential.” In light of the formidable law enforcement mission performed by your Special Agent workforce, I respectfully ask that they be considered essential and exempted from any future plans to furlough government employees.

Undoubtedly, DOL Special Agents are critical to our country’s law enforcement model, and are active participants in federal task forces and grand jury investigations. U.S. Attorney offices across our country recognize the true value that DOL Special Agents bring to their investigations. To wit, your Special Agents have produced staggering results in 2010, with 175 indictments, 158 convictions and $85 million in monetary accomplishments. The American public and the U.S. Attorney offices cannot afford to lose these results, nor the dedicated Special Agents who deliver them.

As we both know, neither crime nor criminals take pause. By subjecting a Special Agent to a furlough, we are empowering the criminal element. The disruption caused by placing a Special Agent on furlough is beyond measure. Whether a Special Agent is working a grand jury investigation, overseeing an undercover operation, preparing for the execution of a warrant, or participating in a task force operation, the continuity of their work is absolutely essential to the law enforcement mission.

FLEOA will continue to engage the appropriations subcommittee in an effort to educate them on the absolute need to provide funding for all our law enforcement components. Law enforcement officers should not fall under the “non-security discretionary” spending category. Instead, they should be properly classified and funded under “mandatory security.” FLEOA stands ready to assist you and your agency to ensure that you receive the necessary funding for your law enforcement component.

The platform for any sustained democracy is built on the unwavering foundation of law and order. Every DOL Special Agent contributes to the maintenance and integrity of that precious foundation; please exempt them from any future furlough.

Respectfully yours,
Jon Adler, National President, FLEOA

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