Meeting with Congressman Gallego

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Sequestration Update

Local 2366 just finished a conference call with NBPC leadership and executive board members from the Border Patrol Locals representing the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, and Big Bend Sectors, as of 11:00 pm central time. NBPC has been in dialog with Border Patrol Chief Fisher, OBP staff, and members of Congress and have shared the following news.

-Sequestration seems inevitable at this point as Congress is on recess and, as of yet, no plans have been made to return from the recess to address the pending sequestration.

-Despite the Congressional recess, NBPC leadership has met with the DHS Appropriations Committee Chairman and discussed their concerns over the proposed sequestration cuts.

Management meeting today

The Union has discovered that a meeting between Del Rio Sector management and all Patrol Agents in Charge in Del Rio Sector will take place today at 2:30 pm. While we have not been able to confirm the nature of the conversation, we feel that in light of the recent news that it would be safe to assume that sequestration and its effect on the agency and its employees will be discussed. We will keep you updated as news develops.

Effects of sequestration

The possibility of sequestration and the trauma of the drastic cuts that would be realized if it came to pass have been haunting America since Congress agreed to the idea in the summer of 2011. Despite Congress having close to two years to avert the draconian cuts, which countless financial experts state would cripple economic recovery, it has failed to do so.

Guidance on AUO Usage for Border Patrol agents

In an effort to clarify recent guidance regarding the appropriate use of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO), Local 2366 has composed this brief to serve as a tool to help the employees understand the AUO system.

For those interested in investigating AUO more thoroughly, the portion of law that establishes AUO is Title 5 USC, Section 5545 (c)(2). Additionally, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has further regulated and defined AUO in 5 CFR 550.151-550.16.

After reviewing these laws and regulations it can be determined that AUO is:

AUO changes will be discussed at the next meeting on November 8

With the recent changes that have been implemented around Del Rio Sector, PAs have many questions about what this means for them. We always encourage employees to come to every meeting, but turnout is usually pretty low. If you have questions about what's happening with AUO in our sector, come to the meeting and we'll do our best to give you answers. Join us on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 7:00 PM at The Hampton Inn in Del Rio.

White House: Sequestration is Bad Policy

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