The career of a Federal Bureau of Prisons employee can take many paths however most are amazingly discriminatory and definitely retaliatory especially for those who not only stand up for what's right but for their own employee rights. Federal employees are encouraged through agency policy by agency management staff to utilize forward thinking and submit written ideas and/or suggestions that will better serve the agency and/or the institution in order to make it safer and more efficient for the staff, inmates and to better serve and/or protect the public. Although program statement 3451.04 (Incentive Awards Program) is a positive policy and encourages employee participation, "federal employees be warned". Management officials will take your submitted ideas and may be cashing in on your suggestions as their own. A whistleblower employee at FCI Seagoville reports that they continue to experience discrimination through acts of retaliation, disparate treatment and that the work environment remains hostile for employees who report against management officials. These corrupt management staff at FCI Seagoville refuse to do what is right and instead ignore agency policy, collective bargaining agreement and possibly federal law. The agency has received sequestration guidance in which the agency is saying it is now illegal to reward employees with monetary (cash) awards until further notice. Remarkably for one year of dedicated hard work federal employees at FCI Seagoville received one incentive item along with something that federal employees haven't had in a long time...a choice...yes they got the choice of either a mug, shirt or hat with the agency logo on it. These types of incentives are sure to have America's most skilled job seekers knocking down the door to become federal employees. This simply does not make sense. Most employees are not convinced that the agency is unable to provide employees with monetary awards and feel that this may not be in accordance with current federal law. No mater how sad the alleged financial situation may be for the Bureau of Prisons it can and will continue to spend thousands of taxpayer dollars on frivolous arbitration hearings and without any oversight to decide if the issue can or should be resolved without an arbitration hearing. If the FBOP would simply investigate the employee grievances fairly this would eliminate a large percentage of unnecessary arbitration cases before taxpayer money is spent. However for some unknown reasons federal agencies appear to have a hard time conducting investigations of management officials who continue to commit willful violations of agency policy and federal laws. Some federal employees take an oath of office to faithfully uphold the constitution and other laws and in doing so they are bound to do what is right or face the same fate as any person that willfully violates the law and they deserve to be fined and/or imprisoned. Some FCI Seagoville employees appear to be victims of the "Under the Color of Law" Statutes (Title 18, section 242) by management officials. For more information about how this law may apply to you visit your local Federal Bureau of Investigations website or type in "color of law statute in your search engine. Remember this is a criminal statute and any false reporting may get you placed in jail or in other trouble. These are matters of public concern and the public has a right to know how its federal agencies are being managed and how its federal employees are being treated.
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