Tenth Annual WIFLE Leadership Training Conference
Register now to attend WIFLE’s 10th Annual Leadership Training Conference from June 16-18, 2009, at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. This year’s conference is looking to be the best yet. 

A special pre-conference training session, entitled “At the Border,” will take place on Monday, June 15, hosted by the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  The Tucson Sector covers most of the State of Arizona from the New Mexico State line to the Yuma County line.  This area covers a total of 262 border miles and is the busiest Sector in the country in both illegal alien apprehensions and marijuana seizures. In 2007, 378,000 illegal immigrants were arrested; 41,000 of those had criminal histories. Those attendees taking advantage of this special session will be transported to the border for a first-hand look at Border Patrol operations getting "up close and personal."  Absolutely a unique experience.  Come a day early to take advantage of the special session.

Go to the conference website at www.wifle.org to register today for both the conference and pre-conference session. You don’t want to miss this one!

2009 WIFLE Scholarships and Awards
This year, in addition to the annual scholarships and awards issued in conjunction with its Annual Leadership Training Conference, WIFLE is pleased to offer two new programs

The first is the WIFLE Members-Only Scholarship available to WIFLE members or member-sponsored applicants.  This is an outstanding benefit for students available only to those holding current WIFLE membership as of February 1, 2009.

The second new WIFLE offering is the Wal-Mart/WIFLE Leadership Award. This award will honor an individual or group whose federal-private industry partnership has addressed crime and crime prevention in the community with measurable results. 

The nomination deadline for these new programs, as well as all the WIFLE scholarships and awards, is May 1, 2009 (no extensions can be granted). Please go to the WIFLE website at www.wifle.org for criteria, nomination/application forms, and additional information on all awards and scholarships.



Federally Employed Women Urge Focus on EEO Compliance

Federally Employed Women (FEW) recently issued a plea to President Obama to commit to improving Administration and Congressional support for women and minorities in the federal government.

In its statement, FEW highlighted a 2008 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stating that 50% of federal departments and agencies failed to comply with requirements mandating the submission of reports on EEO employment. As only half of all agencies filed the reports, there is no way to know which agencies are striving to ensure that women and minorities are adequately represented. FEW urged the new President to ensure that EEO compliance receives attention as his Administration moves forward.

Read the full text of the FEW Press Release (PDF Format)

FLETC Offers Enhanced Firearms Training at Cheltenham
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is offering an Early Bird Walk-On Range and Marksmanship Enhancement Training at its FLETC/North facility in Cheltenham, Maryland.

The Walk-On Range is for handguns only and shooters must furnish their own factory ammunition, duty gear, and duty handgun. The Marksmanship Enhancement Training Program focuses on marksmanship and enhanced weapons handling skills and is offered on alternate Thursday afternoons. 

The FLETC/North site is located near Andrews Air Force Base and is extremely convenient for law enforcement personnel in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For further information on training center use, agency funding arrangements, and schedules, please check the “WIFLE Announcements” section at www.wifle.org. 


by Saundra K. Harman, President of S. Harman & Associates, Inc.


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Transferring an IRA into the TSP

Transferring an IRA into the TSP
Transfers and Rollovers to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

What distributions will the TSP accept?
The TSP will accept distributions from any eligible retirement plan, as defined in I.R.C. § 402(c)(8)(B). An eligible retirement plan includes a traditional IRA and an eligible employer plan as defined below. To be accepted by the TSP, distributions must meet different requirements depending on whether they are from a traditional IRA or an eligible employer plan. Before submitting the TSP-60, a TSP participant who would like to transfer or roll over money into the TSP from a traditional IRA or an eligible employer plan should check with a representative of his or her IRA or plan to determine what portion of a distribution (if any) meets the applicable requirements, as described below. 



Celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2009

Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), commemorating women and their achievements on a global scale, on March 8, 2009.  IWD is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.  The first IWD was run in 1911.  In just a few short years, we will recognize 2011 as the IWD Global Centenary.  In certain countries, such as China, Russia, Vietnam, and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. 

Read more about IWD and view the events planned around the world at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.

Currently 569 IWD events to be held in 44 countries!


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