Garrity Advice: Voluntary vs. Compelled Statements

The NPBC created and posted the below video. It explains aspects of the job that many agents, both junior and senior, are not aware of.

NBPC-Garrity Advice from National Border Patrol Council on Vimeo.

Federal Career Intern Program ends March 1, 2011

From: http://www.chcoc.gov/Transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=...

Details have been posted regarding what will happen after the Federal Career Intern Program ends on March 1, 2011:

An individual with less than 1 year of service in FCIP must serve the balance of a 1-year probationary period in the competitive service (with the 1 year running from the date of appointment to the FCIP).

An individual with less than 1 year of service, that includes both service in FCIP and other prior eligible Federal service must serve the balance of a 1-year probationary period in the competitive service (with the 1 year running from the date the eligible Federal service began).

Scholarship Update

As mentioned before, Local 2366 is offering two $1,000 scholarships to the children of dues-paying members of Local 2366. The Union encourages all eligible students to apply. Please see the below links for details about how to apply. For more information, please call the scholarship committee chairman, David Martin, at (830) 776-189.

General scholarship information:
http://www.nbpc2366.org/sites/default/files/Scholarship.pdf

Issues with "Unit Directives" or "Guidelines"

Local 2366 has recently been made aware of efforts by station management to restrict or deny employees of rights and privileges guaranteed to them via existing labor law and contract. This effort has manifested in the form of "Unit Directives" or "Guidelines." Unit supervisors expect the agents to sign and abide by the policies that are outlined in these documents. Currently the Union is advocating that those affected sign the documents acknowledging their receipt and understanding of the directive. The Union has made Sector aware of our concerns and will strive to have these documents rescinded.

Click on the following link to see a copy of Uvalde Station's directive:

Local 2366 establishes scholarships

Local 2366 will soon be offering two $1,000 scholarships to the children of dues-paying members of Local 2366. We will post more information regarding the rules and application process in the near future.

If you have any immediate questions, you may call Eagle Pass South Lead Steward David Martin at 830-776-1896.

Uvalde County Sheriff's Deputy dies during struggle

Deputy Mike Schaefer died Christmas morning while trying to take a combative 16-year-old into custody. Hundreds were present at his funeral this afternoon in Sabinal, including law enforcement from across the state. RIP.

More info:

http://www.kens5.com/home/Deputy-dies-as-he-attempts-to-arrest-Uvalde-Co...
http://www.odmp.org/officer/20627-deputy-sheriff-michael-ray-schaefer

Death of BPA Brian Terry

Local 2366 offers its condolences to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed in the line of duty on December 14, 2010, near Rio Rico, Arizona. He will be missed, RIP.

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