NAAUSA Makes Recommendations on USAO Flexible Work Options
NAAUSA Testifies at House EOUSA Oversight Hearing
NAAUSA recommends that USAs provide Flexible Work Options (FWO) to all AUSAs and that FWO eligibility should not depend on the personal views of the USA.
NAAUSA President, Richard Delonis ED MI, testified before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives on the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. NAAUSA testimony focused on AUSA security.
Press Release on AUSA Security Survey
NAAUSA AUSA Security Survey
One out of two AUSAs have been assaulted or threatened according to NAAUSA's survey of over 1200 AUSAs.
NAAUSA Testifies on AUSA Retirement/Collections Legislation
One of NAAUSA's priorities is improving the security of AUSAs and their families. In early 2008, NAAUSA developed a survey to identify how many AUSAs had been threatened or assaulted, their biggest security concerns, and the priorities for improving AUSA security. Over 1200 AUSAs prticipated in the survey.
NAAUSA Testifies on USAO Budget Crisis
NAAUSA Vice President Steve Cook EDTN, testified before the Subcommittee on Crime, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 2878, "The Enhanced Financial Recovery and Equitable Retirement Treatment Act of 2007" on November 1, 2007. The hearing was a first for NAAUSA's retirment legislation - it was the first time Congress held a hearing only of the AUSA retirement legislation.
During the summer of 2006, NAAUSA Board meetings included many discussions of the problems related to budget cuts. As a result, NAAUSA met with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and urged him to hold a hearing on the impact of the budget cuts. At the September 13 hearing NAAUSA said that "USAOs face significant financial and human resource challenges which diminish their ability to effectively carry out the mission of the department of justice." From fiscal year 2003 to 2006, recissions and unfunded cost of living increases have reduced funds available to the USAOs by $120 million. The impact: 382 unfilled AUSA positions and 368 unfilled support staff positions as of this summer.