response to concerns raised in the past about the fairness
of the FBI's disciplinary system, the Bureau has already
instituted reforms within the FBI's Office of Professional
Responsibility (OPR). These reforms first instituted
in March 1997, and even today continue to be reviewed.
Disciplinary procedures in the FBI's Senior Executive
Service (SES) mirror those which are applicable to all
non-SES Bureau employees, except when limited by statutory
mandate. For example, an automated precedent base ensures
that results of past disciplinary decisions can be drawn
upon to ensure a fair application of discipline today
and in the future.
reforms seek to achieve the FBI's goal of giving all
employees and the American public complete confidence
in the FBI's disciplinary system. The mission of the
FBI OPR is to fairly and expeditiously identify misconduct
wherever it occurs within the organization, and to
appropriately punish the involved persons without
fear or favor to anyone.