Special Category Employees and Elimination of the Early Withdrawal Penalty — Barfield Financial
Please take a look at the hyperlink above. This is latest information that we have found. In short, the old rule from TSP that you have to retire the year you turn 50 or later to be able to touch your TSP money is out. Click "Read more" to access the link.
It is with a sad heart that Robert and I write to tell you that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and ruled against us (2-1) in the shutdown cases. We strongly disagree with the majority decision, but are grateful for the strong dissent explaining why the other 2 judges should have ruled in our favor.
Brothers and Sisters,
After the events in 2020, DHS mandated for agencies to create a collection system for Use of Force incidents, and in 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order “Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety.
We have received numerous inquiries regarding the recent removal of Safety Leave for COVID-19. We have forwarded your concerns and questions to our attorneys and received the following reply from the Law Offices of Patrick J. McAndrew, LLC.
We have received numerous inquiries regarding the recent removal of Safety Leave for COVID-19. We have forwarded your concerns and questions to our attorneys and received the following reply from the Law Offices of Patrick J. McAndrew, LLC. Read More...
Lodge News E-mails
FOP Lodge #1 makes every effort to keep its membership informed. There is quite a lot of information that is distributed weekly by e-mail. If you are not receiving our regular frequent updates, please do the following:
Contact the lodge at 202-408-7767, ext. 1 or send an e-mail to lodge-secretary@dc-fop. Read More...
I have recieved from an Officer at the White House what appears to be additional benefits to law enforcement officers through the Public Safety Officers Benefits Program -Department of Justice. There is no fee for the benefits. Currently if you were to pass in the line of duty the DOJ would conduct an investigation and your family would be able to get over 300K at no charge.
To all incoming members:
The FOP has increased their dues per member as of January 1, 2023. Because of this increase, the Executive Board have voted to increase the initial fee to join from $50 to $55. Please understand this increase is only due to FOP Lodge 1 raising the dues.
It has been brought to our attention that there are rumors that FOP National Lodge may be supporting additonal federal government restrictions on the 2nd Amendment. I have attached 2 links that states the National FOP's comments on the matter. The UDLC board will not make an offical statement regarding this matter.
U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Labor Committee