Congressman Pete Gallego's Letter to The House

On February 22, 2013, members of the executive board of NBPC Local 2366 met with Congressman Pete Gallego regarding the effects of the upcoming sequestration. He explained that he fully supported the U.S. Border Patrol and was committed to doing what he could to help prevent the sequestration.

Senator Cornyn Questions Napolitano's Mismanagement of CBP

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) addressed DHS Secretary Napolitano's mismanagement of the department under the constraints of the sequestration. Senator Cornyn echoed the same concerns that many Border Patrol employees and informed Americans have been asking themselves. In light of the 28% reduction in time Border Patrol Agents are available to work, scheduled to take effect in April 2013, how can Border Patrol Agents possibly maintain security along the border?

Contesting Your Furlough Notification

As you are now aware, the Service has provided a 10-day response time to the furlough proposal. Typically, after we have requested information we are also allowed an extension to analyze the data that we have received and compile a written response. In this case, the furlough letter offers the caveat, "Because of the mandatory fiscal constrictions the Agency is challenged with, no extensions to the written and oral reply periods will be granted." In our opinion, this is one more tactic that CBP in Washington, DC has adopted to shove this adverse action down our throats.

Furlough Pay Calculator

There has been an Excel spreadsheet floating around that helps employees get an idea of what their take-home pay will be under sequestration and furlough. It's not perfect, but the numbers are pretty close.

Click here to download the calculator (Microsoft Excel) and click here to download the instructions for the calculator (Microsoft Word).

AUO De-Authorization Memo Released

Instructions for Proper Handling of Your Furlough Notification

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has published a document regarding how to handle the furlough notifications that employees started to receive today.

You can view a copy of that document here.

Please read the document and contact your local union stewards if you need help. The NBPC has published additional files on their website to aid you in your response.

NBPC Pay Reform and Sequestration Update

The Executive Committee members of the National Border Patrol Council are working to reduce the impacts of sequestration and establish a fairer system of pay for Border Patrol agents that would minimize the agency's ability to tamper with agent pay. The NBPC representatives have recently enlisted a lobbyist familiar with dealing with federal employee concerns to advance Border Patrol Agent pay reform.

For more details, please view the link below.

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