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Certain employees received a notification via e-mail today advising them that their initial pairing has been rescinded because the employee with whom they were paired either declined the pairing or failed to respond to the pairing notification.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 →
On October 30, 2015, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX) and U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (TX) sent a letter to CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske joining the call by the NBPC to “swiftly honor Agent Vega and his family by officially classifying his death as a line of duty fatality.” Continue Reading →
By now, those employees who have been paired for a swap under the Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) should have been notified, via government e-mail, that a pairing was made. The e-mail gives the employee until 4:00 pm (EST) on October 30, 2015, to indicate whether they are interested in accepting a swap if the pairing is validated. Continue Reading →