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Case Law Update

Case Law Update

Read comprehensive summaries of recent court and administrative decisions (from the MSPB, EEOC and FLRA) affecting the terms, conditions, and rights of federal employment, written by the attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk

Every other Friday, FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, explores current issues of importance to federal employees and those interested in the federal sector.

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Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

Find out about upcoming federal training opportunities for managers and their staff.

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Whether it’s news from the Border, national security crimes or law enforcement's effort to combat drugs, The Takedown recounts the latest federal busts in this weekly column.

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Hear it from WAEPA

Hear it from WAEPA

This column highlights what’s going on inside WAEPA, a group life insurance program that’s been protecting federal employees and their families since 1943.

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Hear it from FLEOA

Hear it from FLEOA

A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

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The Spotlight

The Spotlight

This column examines the professional exposures of those who work in federal law enforcement from FEDS, a liability and defense insurance provider.

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Just the Facts

Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments and milestones, as well as recent officer statistics.

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Hear it from WIFLE

Hear it from WIFLE

A quarterly column providing news and information related to the unique issues facing women in federal law enforcement.

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Behind the Blue Line

Behind the Blue Line

Get first-hand accounts of law enforcement history in this column from NLEOMF’s museum collection.

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The Supreme Court Holds That Presidential Nominated Appointees Are Ineligible To Also Serve In An Acting Capacity In a Different Position

The Supreme Court Holds That Presidential Nominated Appointees Are Ineligible To Also Serve In An Acting Capacity In a Different Position

This week, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA) prohibits persons who the President nominates for appointment to be placed in positions in acting capacities while awaiting confirmation by the Senate.

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This Week On FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

This Week On FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

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President Trump Plans to Give Federal Employees a Raise

President Trump Plans to Give Federal Employees a Raise

The Trump administration announced plans to recommend a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers to take effect January 2018, according to a budget document and senior budget official.

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This Week On FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

This Week On FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn how federal agencies are using data visualization techniques to better educate the public on what they are doing and to improve government transparency.

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Fact-Checking in an Era of Fake News

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Fake news has everyone from professors to journalists to national foundations taking up arms to combat this phenomenon of presenting false and often sensationalist information as fact online.

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Controversial Initiatives will Increase Scrutiny by Congress & Special Interest Groups

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Untold Stories of the American Presidents

Untold Stories of the American Presidents

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Lieutenant Al Owens Receives January 2017 Officer of the Month Award

Lieutenant Al Owens Receives January 2017 Officer of the Month Award

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Lieutenant Al Owens, of the Escondido (CA) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for January 2017.

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FEDagent® is a free weekly E-Report providing up-to-date news for 1811 Special Agents and other federal employees engaged in the mission of federal law enforcement and homeland security. From top news stories in the federal law enforcement and homeland security arena, to understandable reporting on key court decisions, we deliver unfiltered, unbiased news in an easy-to-read, straightforward format, designed to keep our readers informed about their work force.

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The Takedown
Read this article each week to learn about the most recent and significant bust made by federal law enforcement. Whether it be news from the border, the world of fugitives, national security crimes, or law enforcement's efforts to combat drugs, we bring the details to you.

Case Law Update
We provide comprehensive summaries of recent court decisions in the area of criminal law, including the never-ending developments in search and seizure law, federal sentencing guidelines, and the law of governmental immunity. Our legal update is written by a lawyer, but without all that legal jargon, so that you can readily stay on top of key legal developments in the criminal law arena that affect how you do your job.

FEDagent.com has been on-line since 2002, and is proud to be known as the first, the original, and the only electronic report to exclusively serve the federal law enforcement community.

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