Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims To Modernize FPS

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and others have introduced bipartisan legislation to reform and modernize the Federal Protective Service, which includes thousands of contract employees.

Lieberman, along with Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine.; Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, introduced the Supporting Employee Competency and Updating Readiness Enhancements for Facilities Act of 2010 on Monday.

The FPS is responsible for providing security at 9,000 federal buildings with 1,200 full-time employees and 15,000 contract guards.

“FPS is essentially a dysfunctional agency...
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