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WIFLE 2010 Changes Venue to Atlanta Due to Nashville Flood
The recent historic flooding in Nashville seriously damaged the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, planned site of the WIFLE 2010 Training Conference. As a result, WIFLE Executive Director Margaret Moore, Executive Deputy Director Monica Rocchio, and the WIFLE 2010 WIFLE 2010 Program Cover. Conference Manager quickly executed a plan to relocate the training conference to the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The entire WIFLE team has worked incredibly hard to ensure that the new conference schedule will run smoothly. WIFLE is committed to presenting the best possible training to its members despite the unexpected interruptions. 

The Atlanta Hyatt Regency is a beautiful hotel/conference site that can easily accommodate the various WIFLE training conference activities and events, as well as provide rooms for all conference attendees. In fact, as part of the arrangements with WIFLE, the Hyatt agreed to transfer all room reservations previously made with the Gaylord Opryland and honor the same room rate for conference attendees. So, if you have already signed up for the WIFLE 2010 Training Conference and made your room reservations at the Gaylord, you do not have to do a thing. Your room is reserved for you at the Hyatt Regency. If you have not yet made your WIFLE 2010 conference and room arrangements, go to www.wifle.org/conference2010 now and secure your spot. 

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WIFLE ANNOUNCES Winners of 2010 Awards and Scholarships
The WIFLE Foundation is extremely proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards and scholarships. WIFLE is the only organization to present awards recognizing exceptional courage, outstanding accomplishments, and significant contributions to advancing recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in law enforcement. 

Go online at www.WIFLE.org/conference2010 to learn who won the Julie Y. Cross, Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee, Top Prosecutor, and other WIFLE awards, as well as the 2010 scholarships fostering the professional development of those in the field of law enforcement. 

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Special Pre-Conference Training on Improvised Explosive Devices
WIFLE is sponsoring special pre-conference training on Monday, June 21, 2010, the day prior to the conference opening ceremonies. Two sessions – one in the morning and the second in the afternoon – of “Terrorism and the Screening of Improvised Explosive Devices” will be presented by TSA Federal Air Marshal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The event is being hosted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the Georgia State Police Training Center. The outstanding cooperation of all the agencies involved enabled WIFLE to replicate the training originally planned for Nashville.

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Julie Y. Cross Memorial Golf Tournament
The site of this year’s Julie Y. Cross Tournament, Monday, June 21, 2010, at 8:00 am., is the lovely Eagles’ Landing Country Club in WIFLE Golf Logo Stockbridge, GA. The registration fee of $100.00 includes transportation from the hotel to the course, continental breakfast, lunch, green and cart fees, 20% discount at the pro shop, free beverage cart, and chances to win fabulous hole-in-one prizes, such as $10,000, flat screen TV, and a set of golf clubs.

Come join us in this event for a great time and an opportunity to help the WIFLE Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Fund. For registration information, visit the WIFLE conference site at www.wifle.org/conference2010

Eagles Landing Golf and Country Club in Atlanta GA          Eagles Landing Golf and Country Club in Atlanta GA          Eagles Landing Golf and Country Club in Atlanta GA          Eagles Landing Golf and Country Club in Atlanta GA

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Police Unity Tour Bicycle Ride Honors Fallen Officers
In connection with the events of Police Week, the Police Unity Tour arrived at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2010, after a 4-day bicycle ride to increase awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to raise funds for the Memorial. WIFLE member, Julianne “Jules” Pritchard, a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police, took part in the Police Unity Tour, riding in honor of United States Secret Service Agent Julie Y. Cross, who was killed in the line of Marge Moore and Jules Pritchard duty on June 4, 1980. Over 1,100 riders nationwide participated in this year’s ride.

WIFLE’s most prestigious award, in recognition of exceptional courage shown by a federal law enforcement officer, is named for former Special Agent Julie Y. Cross. See the accompanying photograph of Jules Pritchard and WIFLE Executive Director Margaret Moore at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

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Prepare for Future Opportunities – Graduate Studies in Public Administration
URL link: www.marist.edu/admission/graduate/partnerships

Careers in law enforcement and criminal justice are rewarding and demanding. In addition to constantly learning new investigative techniques, technology, and policies to be effective on the job today, women in the field must also consider long-term career planning. Whether this is strategizing for promotions or establishing a “back up plan” in the event of injury or illness, obtaining a graduate degree in Public Administration can help to differentiate you from the competition and provide valuable management and leadership skills. 

The Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) is especially relevant for law enforcement, human service, and government professionals, as well as those interested in non-profit administration. Public Administration programs typically stress three important areas:
1) understanding the political, legal, ethical and social context of public sector administration;
2) achieving proficiency in a full range of management techniques, as well as developing an understanding of organizational behavior; and
3) developing the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies to solve important problems, conduct policy analysis, and program evaluations.

While these skills are important for advancement within the law enforcement field, they are also valuable for public safety leadership positions within education, health care, government, and many other fields.

Marist College, a WIFLE-endorsed academic partner, has offered the MPA since 1980 and, for 20 years, has partnered with the New York Police Department and the New York State Police to deliver the program to their academies. For those outside of New York, Marist also offers a 100% online MPA for law enforcement. This program is designed exclusively for law enforcement personnel and students represent a diverse mix of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout the nation. This combination of experience provides for a rich and beneficial learning environment and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.

The online law enforcement MPA has a special tuition rate of $333 per credit ($999 per course) for WIFLE members. This represents a savings of over 50% from Marist’s standard tuition of $2,085 per course and results in a total tuition cost of approximately $13,000. Applications are currently being accepted for September 2010. If you have any questions about the online law enforcement MPA or any of Marist’s other programs, please contact Patricia Harris-Jackson or Laura Zurowski at 888-877-7900, or via email at graduate@marist.edu.


View of Marist Campus.
Photo Caption: Founded in 1929, Marist College is one of the best 368 colleges in the country as ranked by The Princeton Review.

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Leaders Tackle Workplace Bullying. What Works in a “Mixed Skirmish?” (Tips on Navigating the Double Standard)
by June Werdlow Rogers

June W RogersSenator: "I'll treat you like a lady, so act like one."
Congresswoman: "I am a lady."

This bizarre exchange between a male United States Senator and a Congresswoman was recently played out on the public stage during a debate broadcast via radio.

But what was really going on here? In my opinion, the man was essentially telling the woman to “sit down and shut up.” Since he saw himself as superior to her, he scolded her for not being obedient to him.            Complete Article Here. (PDF)

Dr. Werdlow Rogers often has been a speaker at national professional conferences, colleges and universities, and various training seminars. She has made public appearances on television and radio, and is heavily quoted in printed media accessible on the internet.

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Advice for Saving and Managing Money 
by Saundra Harman


Saundra HarmanThe following article articulates basic things you can do to better manage and protect your money in these difficult economic times. 

Read the Complete Article Here. (PDF)

 

Saundra K. Harman is the President and founder of S. Harman & Associates, Inc. and is involved in the development and presentation of employee benefits and employee relations training courses and seminars.  Ms. Harman has conducted hundreds of seminars for federal personnel specialists, managers, and employees.  
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HOW TO AVOID REMOVAL – Understanding the Hatch Act and Its Restrictions on Your Political Activity
by Peter J. Jeffrey, Esq.

More than 18 months after the Presidential Election of 2008, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is still investigating and filing charges against Federal sector employees who allegedly violated the Hatch Act during the last presidential election cycle. As recently as March 2010, the OSC filed a complaint with the U.S. Merits Systems Peter Jeffrey, Esq. Protection Board (MSPB) requesting that an employee with the General Services Administration (GSA) receive disciplinary action up to removal for allegedly sending emails to other federal employees about volunteer activities for then Presidential candidate Barrack Obama’s campaign, while that employee was on duty and/or in government building.

 

          Complete Article Here. (PDF)

 


Peter J. Jeffrey, Esq., Member & Director of Litigation, Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC, The Federal Employee’s Law Firm®

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Transforming Federal Hiring 

On May 19, 2010, John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management OPM), addressed Congress on the steps and programs proposed to transform federal hiring.  OPM has been working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and federal agencies for almost two years to reform the Government’s recruitment and hiring systems.

Berry discussed the May 1, 2010 President’s Memorandum on Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process. This Memorandum directs agency heads to take specific actions by November 1 of this year. One of those actions includes eliminating any requirement that applicants answer essay-style questions as part of their initial application for a federal job (the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – KSA – portion of a Federal job application).

To read Director Barry’s complete statement, please go to:
http://www.opm.gov/News_Events/congress/testimony/111thCongress/05_19_2010.asp 

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