Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) Open Period (February 8 – 29)

The USBP Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) will open on February 8, 2016, at 8:00 am (PST) and will close on February 29, 2016, at 4:00 pm (PST).

Employees will have the ability to submit up to 7 locations from a list of available duty stations. There will be no preference of choice. All choices will be considered as a location the employee is willing to move to. All selections are made on the basis of seniority. Continue Reading →

Summary of CBP’s BPAPRA Directive (NBPC)

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 →

NBPC Statement on Body Worn Cameras

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 →

AFGE’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

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 →