Serial No. 108-83: Federal Law Enforcement Personnel in the Post September 11 Era: How Can We Fix an Imbalanced Compensation System? Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization and the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, July 23, 2003 [open pdf - 10MB]
From the opening statement of Jo Ann Davis: "Our subject today is a vitally important topic, one that is of great concern to me: How do we make sure we are paying our Federal law enforcement agents properly?... Several factors complicate the question of pay for Federal law enforcement officers. First is the question of whether the current pay scale is meeting the needs of law enforcement officers in high-cost of living areas such as San Francisco, southern California, Boston, New York and the Washington, DC, area... Second, there is a larger question of who is considered a law enforcement officer, who is not and who should be. Federal law enforcement officers [LEOs], receive enhanced pay and retirement benefits. FBI agents, DEA agents, Customs criminal investigators, Border Patrol agents and Secret Service criminal investigators are among those defined as LEOs. Customs inspectors, Immigration inspectors and Department of Defense police are among those who are not... DHS is working with the Office of Personnel Management to determine a solution to these disparities and is scheduled to come back by the end of the year with some recommendations, a process that I hope will help us solve some of these complex problems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: T. J. Bonner, Robert Filner, Colleen M. Kelley, Ignatius Gentile, Nancy Savage, Richard Gallo, Louis P. Cannon, Peter King, Michael Rogers, Joanne Simms, Norman J. Rabkin, Donald J. Winstead, Kay Frances Dolan, Chris Van Hollen, Danny K. Davis, Jo Ann Davis, John M. McHugh, Mark E. Souder.
Serial No. 108-83