From the Document: "This report presents the findings and recommendations of the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement (NACLE). The Commission was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. It was charged with studying pay, benefits, and other issues related to the recruitment, retention, and morale of federal law enforcement officers. The Commission's data and analysis show that there are many critical issues that need to be addressed to assure that federal law enforcement agencies are able to attract and retain high-quality staff. What follows in this report is a series of recommendations to cover the range of critical issues that the Commission believes must be addressed over time to provide that assurance. These include the need to increase starting salaries for most federal law enforcement occupations and the need to establish some type of locality pay differentials for federal law enforcement personnel working in certain high-cost cities. Other important issues involve the need to provide a housing relocation allowance for law enforcement personnel transferred to high-cost areas, and the need to have more consistency and equity among federal agencies in their pay of overtime."
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