Shift bid program approved for Texas sectors

The National Border Patrol Council has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Border Patrol allowing agents to bid for shifts. The program is set to run for a trial period in Texas sectors until the new CBA is implemented.

We have been dealing with some morale issues in Del Rio Sector lately, but this is something that Chief Vitiello felt was too important to delay, so we thank him for it.

There are still some final details to iron out, so we'll post more information as soon as we can.

The MOU is available here.

Comments

I personally would like to keep working shifts the way they are now, I am not a supporter of shift bids. Some time back, last year or year before last I think, we took a vote at our station and the majority vote was to keep 6 week rotations, but it looks like we are going to be forced to go with the minority vote. Just wanted to say what I was thinking. Thank you for this medium by which I can post my thoughts.

the majority voted FOR shift bids and Management shot us down....
Besides your senior enough you'll keep Monday - Friday day shift.

The #1 choice from that survey was actually a 12-week rotation, followed by 8 weeks, 16 weeks, and 6 weeks, in that order.

Can we have the compressed work schedules please ?

Those are being addressed via a technical amendment and will return once that process is completed.

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