Barrett Blick funeral information

Border Patrol Agent Barrett Blick passed away early this morning after a long battle with cancer. NBPC Local 2366 and Border Patrol agents everywhere extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Below is the service information:

Porter Loring Mortuary Home (North)
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232
210-495-8221

The public viewing will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 4pm-8pm.

The service and final honors will also be at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 10am.

We're not aware of a separate fund for donations for the family, but the page on youcaring.com still exists, here.

Border Patrol Pay Reform Act Frequently Asked Questions

From the National Border Patrol Council: The following are the most common questions or concerns we receive about the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act with their corresponding answers.

View a copy of the bill that was recently signed by the president, here (PDF).

Question: Does the report that is required by the agency and the subsequent analysis by the GAO give the agency authority to unilaterally lower an agent’s rate of overtime pay from Level 1 to a lower level or from Level 2 to the basic rate of pay?

Answer: No. The most common section that has caused confusion is found close to the end of the law on page 25, line 21 as shown on the NBPC Website. This section talks about a “Comprehensive Staffing Analysis.” This analysis is a report that must be submitted by...

Know your rights during a critical incident

COMPELLED STATEMENTS / CRITICAL INCIDENTS

This NBPC Legal Division Advisory is being put out due to possible misunderstandings regarding an agent’s rights when that agent is involved in an agent involved shooting, critical incident or use of force incident. It has been reported that agents have been told by investigators that they are “required” to give a statement regarding such incidents and in the past, some have gone so far as to threaten agents and their representatives with arrest for impeding their investigations because the agent declines to give a statement or wants to talk with their representative before giving a statement. Unfortunately, there are some managers who are equally misinformed and have repeated the same position – telling agents that they are required to give statements to local law enforcement regarding such incidents.

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NBPC response to Politico article

November 5, 2014

This article is in response to the recent article “The Green Monster” written by Garrett M. Graff.

As president of the National Border Patrol Council, I have the honor of representing the
hardworking, dedicated and patriotic individuals who protect our nation. I would walk
through fire to protect the integrity of our 16,000-plus members. But I will never defend
the indefensible.
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Spring 2015 Scholarships

NBPC Local 2366 provides scholarships to high school and college students of current dues-paying members (spouses or children). The deadline has been extended until November 15, 2014, so get your applications in soon. View the flyer here.

More information is available here (PDF).

Click here for the application (Word Doc).

SAMBA coverage mistakenly canceled for some CBP employees

The premiums for the SAMBA Employee Benevolent Fund recently increased ($39/year for $17,500 coverage and $78/year for $35,000 coverage) and some employees are having their membership terminated due to a clerical error.

Some people have received letters that look like the letter below, but everyone should check their Leave and Earning Statements to see how much is being pulled from each paycheck. If you still see $1.00 or $2.00, then the change was probably not processed correctly and you should contact SAMBA at 1-800-638-6589, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm EST. You can also call that number to simply verify your status.

DRT VSP registration period opens tonight at midnight

As announced earlier this week by Del Rio Sector, the registration period for the DRT Voluntary Swap Program pilot begins tomorrow, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 0000 hours CST (that's tonight at midnight!). It will be open for the next four weeks, ending on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 2359 hours CST.

Any submissions entered before 10/26/2014 at 0000 hours CST will not count.

Check your work email for the link. The email was sent to all employees on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 1212 hours CST.

Tests after the SharePoint migration showed that everything is functional, but we would appreciate your patience if there are any technical hiccups. On the registration page, you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. Enter them as they appear in Microsoft Outlook. Please note that all submission times are recorded in Eastern Standard Time.

If you have any questions or concerns, send an email to the DRTVSP mailbox in Outlook.

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