Rights of your friends and family when approached by agency investigators

OBLIGATIONS OF NON-AGENCY EMPLOYEE WITNESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN AGENCY INVESTIGATIONS (PDF version here)

This NBPC Legal Division Advisory is intended to clarify misunderstandings concerning the obligations of non-Agency employee witnesses (spouses, friends, family and associates not employed by the Agency) to participate in interviews sought by Agency investigators. It has been reported that all too often Agency investigators contact the non-Agency employee witnesses seeking information in connection with a criminal and/or administrative investigation. In these instances, many Agency investigators have failed to inform non-Agency employee witnesses that their participation in providing a statement to Agency investigators is completely voluntary. It has also been reported that Agency investigators do not identify themselves as internal affairs investigators conducting a criminal and/or administrative investigation into the alleged misconduct of the Agency employee friend or relative. These tactics by Agency investigators have caused non-Agency employee witnesses to be misled, bullied and coerced into providing statements.

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Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off

The Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

NBPC Local 2366 will be participating on its adopted two-mile stretch of Highway 277, just south of Del Rio, Texas, on April 11, 2015 from 8:30 am to noon.

Join NBPC Local 2366 and help us make a difference. All union members and their families are invited. We will provide safety equipment and gear. Lunch will be provided after the event.

We will meet about 100 yards south of the Ruben Chavira Elementary School on Highway 277 (see the map below).

Click "read more" below for a map...

Overtime Transition Plan canceled

OBP HQ has notified NBPC that the overtime transition plan (OTP) that was scheduled to begin, in whole or in part, on April 5, 2015, has been canceled. AUO will remain the compensation method for agents who are currently earning AUO.

For those employees who are currently earning FEPA (management, those de-certified from AUO, etc), an alternative work schedule will still be available and the overtime options that were already selected by agents will still be enacted.

Sectors are also being encouraged to transition away from clean shifts.

This is brand new information and we're expecting that OBP will provide more information soon. It is unknown if OBP will try to implement some form of the OTP again, so as soon as we hear something, we'll send it out.

US Border Patrol lethal use of force statistics

The National Border Patrol Council took a close look at the facts regarding the lethal use of force. The examination, illustrated in the below graphic, paints a picture of an agency that operates with remarkable restraint.

Click the image to view a larger version or click here to view the PDF version.

ROB station breakdown

Below is a list of each station that was open during the Relocation Opportunity Bulletin, along with the number of agents who applied for that station and the EOD year of the most senior applicant. Use this list to plan ahead for future relocation opportunities.

Over 3,000 agents applied and 179 were selected.

Under this announcement none of the stations requested any special skills so criteria number two of the MOU was not a factor. Criteria number 1 and 3 were the main factors with criteria number four playing tiebreaker. Click here to view the ROB MOU (PDF).

Jacksonville: 689 applicants; Seniority started in 1995
Orlando: 687 applicants; Seniority started in 1995
Tucson: 527 applicants; Seniority started in 1996
El Cajon: 421 applicants; Seniority started in 1992
Buffalo: 265 applicants; Seniority started in 1996
Sonoita: 261 applicants; Seniority stated in 1996

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Help some law enforcement officers in need

Please click here and help support some law enforcement officers in need.

Visit Code4Foundation.org for more information.

VF Solutions survey is still open, VSP update

VF Solutions
If you haven't yet taken the VF Solutions survey, spend a few minutes going through it today.

It will be open for another week and then we'll post the results; so far, over 1,300 agents nationwide have responded, but we can always use more.

Click here to take the survey.

VSP update
36 of the agents who were selected to move to a new station under the Voluntary Swap Program pilot have already EOD'd at their new stations and the remaining 28 agents' EOD dates will be split between Pay Periods 4 and 5.

The VSP Committee has been going over the results of the first round of the VSP to discuss what worked and what didn't. The next round is slated to take place in April, so as soon as a date is finalized it will be announced.

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