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FBI Agents Association Throws Weight Behind Bipartisan Spending Plan

Steve Neavling

Hoping to avoid further cutbacks, the FBI Agents Association is showing its support for a bipartisan spending plan that would avoid more than $700 million in additional sequestration reductions, NPR reports.

The plan, while not ideal for the cash-strapped agency, was announced Tuesday by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington.

Agents are hoping to avoid furloughs that reduce law enforcement efforts, such as combating terrorism and corruption.

“The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would help alleviate some of these budgetary pressures by lifting the threat of over $700 million in additional sequestration cuts and providing appropriators with additional funds that can be used to support the vital work of FBI Special Agents,” FBI Agents Association President Reynaldo Tariche writes in a letter obtained by NPR.

FBI Agents Forced From Positions to be Compensated Under Deal with Congress

By Steve Neavling
Current and retired FBI agents who were forced from their supervisory positions because of a 2004 policy will be compensated under a deal between Congress and the bureau, the FBI Agents Association announced today.

The agency said a total of $6.4 million will be spread out in varying amounts to 94 supervisory special agents who were affected by a policy known as “Up or Out.”

The 2004 policy limited squad supervisors to five years in field offices. After that, they had a few options: transfer to FBI headquarters in Washington, compete for select promotions, accept a demotion or retire.

“While the Bureau has yet to fulfill a prior commitment to assist all those negatively affected by the Policy, we do want to report measurable progress on the effort to address some of the unfortunate consequences of the Up or Out policy,” the FBIAA wrote in a statement.

Under the deal, the SSAs who will be compensated must have been in their positions by 2001.