The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board is pleased to announce Mr. Ivan Biss as the 2015 recipient of the FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award. FLETA Board Chair, Mr. Brian Peters, presented the Team Leader Recognition Award to Mr. Biss during the FLETA Board meeting on November 5, 2015 in Brunswick, GA. “On behalf of the FLETA Board, I am pleased to recognize Mr. Ivan for this distinguished award,” stated Mr. Peters. “Mr. Biss is highly respected among the FLETA community and demonstrates his professionalism and excellence in everything he does.” Ivan Biss is with the Federal Reserve System and has been involved in the FLETA process since 2006. Mr. Biss serves as the Accreditation Manager for the Federal Reserve System and manages all Federal Reserve personnel in at the Banks nationwide support of the FLETA process. In addition to serving as a team leader and assessor on FLETA assessments, Mr. Biss provides direct and in-direct support to other federal law enforcement agencies as a source of expertise conducting self-assessments. Dr. Gary Mitchell, Executive Director for the FLETA Office of Accreditation congratulated Mr. Biss on the award, “team leaders, like Mr. Biss are the critical link between the FLETA Board and the assessment teams. The team leader is the single person who manages the assessment teams throughout the process, from the moment the Office of Accreditation sends out the notice to the time they present their findings to this Board. We would not have a FLETA process without the hard work and dedication of Mr. Biss and his fellow team leaders and assessors.” The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly or demonstrated exceptional commitment while serving in a team leader capacity during the FLETA accreditation process. The team leader has successfully demonstrated an effective and innovative approach associated with obtaining the highest quality of federal law enforcement training. The FLETA Team Leader Recognition Award is intended as an individual annual award; however, multiple candidates may be considered by the Board. The FLETA Board is the accrediting body for all federal law enforcement training and support programs. To achieve accreditation, agencies submit to an independent review of their academy and/or program to ensure compliance with the FLETA Standards and Procedures in the areas of: Administration, Training Staff, Training Development, Training Delivery, and Distance Learning. Accreditation is a cyclical process occurring every five years. Each year, agencies must submit annual reports in preparation for reaccreditation, which is a new and independent review of the academy/program.