NETWORKING The Society offers some great opportunities for networking.
• Monthly chapter
meetings in eight U.S. regions
• Local HR-218 qualification
• Chapter e-mail
• Online forums
• Yearly conferences
• Online and printed Membership
Directories that are legendary for staying in touch — In addition to locating
former Agents listed by specialty and employer, if you join during our
membership drive your name and information will be listed in the 2014 edition
so others can find you!
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your
colleagues and friends from the FBI. Follow us on Facebook.
CAREER CENTER Check out the Society’s new & improved Career Center where
• Job postings specific to your skills and experience (and
we’re adding more in 2014)
• Immediate notifications of new jobs in your field of interest
• An online Speaker & Instructor Bureau where groups can
find you for their special events
• A place to post your resume on the Career Center — and
watch what happens!
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Each year the Society’s
Foundation offers numerous scholarships for the children and grandchildren of
its members and deceased members. The scholarships range from $1,000 up to
$20,000 annually and are based on both financial-need and merit. This year the Foundation
added 25 additional $2,500 merit-only scholarships just for the children of
Agents. Total scholarship budget for 2014 is at least $400,000, a number that
has increased annually for years thanks to the generosity of donors and to prudent
investments. The Society provides press releases in local papers and to
schools. These scholarships are lucrative and prestigious, and can be a great
reference when beginning a career or applying for graduate school.
INSURANCE Through our trusted partner, the Campbell
Group, the Society offers life insurance, long-term care insurance, liability
insurance and personal firearms liability insurance. These are member-only policies,
available solely to you because the underwriters agree to service our specific
group. Compare the specifics of the policies, and we know which you’ll choose!
COMMUNICATIONS We know you
want to stay informed about your Society and Bureau friends.
Grapevine magazine has been a reliable
source for news of your friends from the FBI, but did you know it also has
features on second careers, financial-investment strategies, insurance
decisions, travel opportunities and more?
• The Society Scoop, our biweekly e-newsletter,
keeps you informed on timely member news and Society offerings.
• The Washington 411 blog keeps
you advised on inside-the-Beltway information that could affect your government
health benefits, your annuity or the FBI.
ASSISTANCE Our Foundation quietly and continually offers needed
assistance for members, their families and other FBI family members when
misfortune strikes. We respond aggressively to natural disasters, helping
members both on the ground and with immediate expenses. Hurricanes, tornadoes,
floods or fire — the Society will have your back!
LEGAL DEFENSE Speaking of having your
back, an important new member benefit is the Society’s partnership with the Law
Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. This non-profit organization will provide legal
defense assistance to members caught up in adverse legal proceedings stemming
from their official duties as FBI Agents.
PUBLIC ADVOCACY Tired of hearing blatant
untruths about the FBI? Our Information Committee is tirelessly correcting the
record, holding pundits accountable, and advocating for significant law
enforcement issues with the media and Congress. It has taken a front-line
position for years in efforts to get former Special Agent Bob Levinson returned
from Iran, is addressing the cyber-threat to our country and has advocated
tirelessly for the FBI budget.
SERVICE Join with other former Agents in rewarding service
• Medal of Honor Leadership Program
• Member Assistance
…And so much more!
SPOUSAL SUPPORT The Society provides
information and support to your spouse as you age and in case you are no longer
there to help navigate the myriad of federal benefits. Call the Society and not
only will your spouse receive the Retirement
Handbook & Guidelines for Survivors, but he or she will be able to talk
to someone who can help with this difficult transition. Our new Legacy Partner
program is one way to keep spouses included in the Society in all-important
ways so that they can continue as part of our FBI Family.