NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL
American Federation of Government Employees
Affiliated with AFL-CIO
“Protecting Those Who Protect Our Borders”
February 9, 2015
Information on Union Meeting
When: February 17, 2014
Time: @ 5pm
Location: 1413 State Street El Centro CA 92243
Union Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 5 pm at 1413 State St in El Centro.
BEGIN NBPC STATEMENT
The following information was published by the NBPC on February 5, 2015.
On January 22, 23, a 24th (2015), Chief Fisher appeared at several musters in the Tucson Sector and informed Agents of the imminent de-authorization of AUO. The timing of his announcement caught everyone off guard; however, the announcement about de-authorization itself should not have caught anyone off guard. Due to the ongoing legal issues of AUO, the agency has been slowly decertifying Border Patrol Agents in phases. The first phase was management at HQ and all academy personnel; the second phase was upper managers at the sector level; the third phase was second line supervisors and above at both the station and sector levels as well as certain details at both the stations and sectors, and the last phase, which apparently will happen soon is the rest of the Border Patrol. The culmination of which is the total de-authorization of OBP.
The agency is waiting for legal guidance from OPM on how to proceed with the de-authorization, but upon receipt of that guidance, the NBPC should be properly notified, followed by each individual Agent. The de-authorization cannot take place until at least 30 days after you receive your notice. There is no exact time line on when OPM will provide it’s guidance, but as Chief Fisher put out in the musters, we know it will happen soon, and at that time, he will move forward with CBP’s plan to de-authorize all Agents.
In order to get out in front of this issue, the NBPC has been in contact with the agency in an effort to obtain working conditions that will benefit all Agents. There are several initiatives being worked on at this time. Although we cannot get into the specifics at this time, we can tell you that your pay checks, due to negotiations, should not suffer and in some cases will actually increase. We can also tell you that we are confident that we will be going away from clean shifts and that an alternative work schedule will be provided. Specific details will be given when the issue is finalized.
If you have any questions, please get with your Local Union Executive Board Officers and if they do not have an answer readily available they will get you one.
END OF NBPC STATEMENT.
The following information is condensed from a statement from Local 2554 originally posted on February 4, 2015:
- NBPC is expecting that Border Patrol Pay Reform will be implemented within the next six months to one year.
- AUO Decertification will be across the board (all Sectors) with payment of FEPA beyond the regularly scheduled 8 hour shifts.
- An MOU with all parties is currently being worked on.
- Alternative/compressed work schedules are now on the table.
- No more clean shifts. We are going back to 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm, 10pm to 6am.
Information on Union Representation Activities
Local 2554 is currently negotiating with El Centro Station regarding the Parking lot designations.
Due to the success of the PARESE committee in dealing with DUI’s, the committee will be shifting the focus to Domestic Violence and other alcohol relate events.
If you are having pay related concerns due to AUO restrictions on Protective class employees Light duty/OWCP, please contact a Union Representative. You are entitled to compensation for any loss of wages including “Lost Wages” that are a direct result of an assignment to “current” light duties/AUO non-compensable duties.
IF YOU ARE HAVING A CONCERN WITH MANAGEMENT PLEASE CONTACT A UNION REPRESENTATIVE.
END OF NEWSLETTER
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LOMBARDO AMAYA (PRESIDENT)
FERNANDO GURROLA (CAX V-PRESIDENT)
ARTURO ALCARAZ (IDO/RIV V-PRESIDENT)
Martin Garcia (ELS V-PRESIDENT)
Guadalupe Valenzuela (SECRETARY)
DAVID HANAN (SERGEANT OF ARMS)
TONY PLATTEL (TREASURER)