On January 10, 2016, CBP will implement the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act (BPAPRA) directive. Although the directive was not fully and completely negotiated with the NBPC, it is important for all agents to be familiar with the content of the CBP directive and the regulations written by the Office of Personnel Management, beginning at 5 CFR 550.1601
Here are some important points from the directive that you should be aware of, as they may have a direct and daily impact on you: Continue Reading →
Despite our best efforts to answer questions posed by reporters and the public, our position on Body Worn Cameras has been misunderstood, or worse yet, misinterpreted to fit a certain narrative. Several media outlets have incorrectly stated that the National Border Patrol Council opposes body worn cameras. This is simply untrue. Continue Reading →
On Friday, December 18, 2015, the U.S. House and Senate both passed an omnibus budget to prevent a government shutdown and keep the government funded through FY 2016. Continue Reading →
Today, AFGE announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. It is a decision that will please many of its members, but will displease a lot of Border Patrol agents.
AFGE’s selective process is spelled out in detail on their website. AFGE reached out to all announced presidential candidates – Republican and Democratic – with a questionnaire to gauge their positions on federal employees. Two candidates responded and agreed to an interview. Continue Reading →
Certain employees received a notification via e-mail today advising them that their initial pairing has been rescinded because the employee with whom they were paired either declined the pairing or failed to respond to the pairing notification. Continue Reading →