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Specializing in the representation of Federal Protective Service Officers, Federal Contract Guards, & Protective Security Officers PSO's throughout the United States

About FPS

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the police division of the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the United States Department of Homeland Security. FPS is "the federal agency charged with protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and security services to facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration (GSA)"—over 9,000 buildings—and their occupants.

What is the Federal Protective Service?

What is the Federal Protective Service?

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency, and employs approximately 900 law enforcement officers who receive initial training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). FPS provides integrated law enforcement and security services to U.S. Federal buildings, courthouses, and other properties administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

To support that mission, FPS contracts with private security firms to provide 15,000 contract Armed Protective Security Officers (PSO) providing access control and security response within federal buildings. These PSOs are not federal law enforcement but private security employees trained by FPS. FPS also protects other properties as authorized and carries out various other activities for the promotion of homeland security as the Secretary of Homeland Security may prescribe, to include providing a uniformed police response to National Security Special Events, and national disasters.

The FPS (Federal Protective Service) was formerly a part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement until October 2009, when it was transferred to the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

FPS Responsibilities

  • Conducting comprehensive security assessment of vulnerabilities at facilities

  • Developing and implementing protective countermeasures, based on the latest risk management tools and technology

  • Installing alarm systems, x-ray and magnetometer equipment, and entry control systems

  • Monitoring systems at federal facilities for proper performance and security breaches

  • Providing uniformed police response and investigative follow-up

  • Contracting for security guard services

  • Performing hazardous materials preparedness and response operations

  • Managing K9 explosive detection operations

  • Providing critical security services and logistical support at high-profile public events

  • Coordinating vital emergency services and disaster response during and after natural disasters

  • Engaging federal facility tenants through crime prevention seminars, facility security surveys, intelligence-gathering operations and more.



The primary goal of the Federal Protective Service Officers Association (FPSOA)

 is to incrementally enhance the quality of life for Federal Protective Service Officers, Federal Contract Guards  & Protective Security Officers PSO's throughout the United States through skillful contract negotiation with your agency / management in order to secure fair living wages, realistic healthcare benefits and reasonable paid vacation & sick leave and to aggressively protect our members from unwarranted harassment, unjustified discipline and any form of unfavorable treatment.

Union Negotiations 




We help assist you in forming a  union under FPSOA whether your a Federal Protective Service Officer under the jurisdiction of Federal Labor Relations Authority FLRA or a Federal Contract Guard or Protective Security Officer PSO under the jurisdiction of the National labor Relations Board NLRB. 


This includes running your campaign, filing your petition, communicating with the FLRA and/or NLRB in preparation of signing an election agreement and achieving victory through a secret ballot election.

National Protection and Programs Directorate. (NPPD) 2011 Master Agreement



§ 7102. Employees' rights Each employee shall have the right to form, join, or assist any labor organization, or to refrain from any such activity, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, and each employee shall be protected in the exercise of such right. Except as otherwise provided under this chapter, such right includes the right--


(1) to act for a labor organization in the capacity of a representative and the right, in that capacity, to present the views of the labor organization to heads of agencies and other officials of the executive branch of the Government, the Congress, or other appropriate authorities, and (2) to engage in collective bargaining with respect to conditions of employment through representatives chosen by employees under this chapter.


Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute - FLRA STATUTE

Union Rights of Private Employees under the NLRA


Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) guarantees employees "the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining. We know the law and we will protect your rights guaranteed by Federal law. 

National Labor Relations Act



Negotiating union contracts is a skill that takes many years of experience to learn. Our experience team of negotiators have negotiated hundreds of contracts. We know how to identify goals and develop a bargaining strategy to achieve those goals and reach our objectives.



Once we negotiate your CBA we help assist your local executive board in ensuring your Employer does not violate your new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). 



Our Union is a full service Labor organization that handles all types of litigation from filing unfair labor charges on your behalf with the NLRB to arbitration's to Department of Labor filings.



Now that you just formed a federal protective service officers union with FPSOA we will be able to assist you in every type of training from Local Union training, grievance handling, organizing & shop steward training.

Take Action Today by Joining FPSOA Online Now!


Federal Protective Service Officers Association FPSOA

Affiliated Division of the United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association 


1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 10th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20006

Tel:  1-202-595-3510


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