NAAUSA President Steve Cook and other NAAUSA representatives meet with Richard S. Hartunian, US Attorney, Northern District of New York, Vice Chair of the Attorney Generals Advisory Committee (AGAC), John Walsh, US Attorney, District of Colorado, Chair, AGAC, Lee J. Lofthus, Assistant Attorney General for Administration and Monty Wilkinson, Director, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, to discuss pay equity between AUSAs and DOJ Trial Attorneys.
NAAUSA Executive Committee members, Steve Wasserman (left), Steve Cook, Senator Grassley (R-IA) and Larry Leiser met to thank the Senator for his long-time support of NAAUSA’s positon on the Smarter Sentencing Act.
In February, the Department of Justice issued a report comparing the pay of AUSAs and the pay of Trial Attorneys. The report concluded that there was not a major difference in pay between AUSAs and Trial Attorneys.
NAAUSA writes to OPM to express grave concerns over multiple breaches of OPM databases exposes every AUSA to grave risks to their personal safety and the security of their families. Background checks are a prerequiste for the employments of every AUSA.
NAAUSA calls the OPM responses to date as insufficient and calls for new leadership at OPM.