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

IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read while on duty, or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of or against legislation. Do not list your government email or government address while filling out any forms related to this post. So, if you're reading this on a government computer, play it safe and wait until you get home.

Click here to read the entire article published by AFGE.

No union meeting in August

There will be no union meeting in August for Local 2366. The AFGE 2012 National Convention will take place during the normal scheduled time, so the monthly union meetings will resume in September.

If you have any pressing issues, bring them to the attention of a local steward.

Adoption of a portion of Highway 277

AFGE-National Border Patrol Council Local 2366 has adopted a portion of Highway 277 outside of Del Rio, Texas, near Ruben Chavira Elementary School. Local 2366 will be setting up dates to clean that portion of the highway on a quarterly basis. Please keep in contact with this web page for dates and times. With your assistance, we can help keep Texas beautiful.

RIP BPA James Dominguez

This morning, Del Rio Sector agents lost another brother in green. BPA James Dominguez of the Uvalde station succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 90 near Cline, Texas. He was struck while helping a motorist move debris off of the roadway. Rest in peace, James.

A memorial fund has been established at Security Service Federal Credit Union. Anyone wishing to donate can do so at any branch of SSFCU.

The services are tentatively scheduled as follows:

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