Legislation does not include any cuts to federal employee benefits
Last night, close to 500 amendments were offered before the Senate to its proposed budget resolution. Senator Rand Paul's proposals to cut federal employee benefits were defeated, the most severe of which lost by a vote of 94-4.
Representatives from both the House and the Senate must now meet to negotiate a unified version which would then go back for a vote before each body. Thankfully, it is clear that the Senate wants no part in cutting our pay and benefits.
As always, the National Border Patrol Council is closely…
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, (H.Con.Res.71), by a vote of 219-206. Contained within the House Budget Resolution are policy proposals and spending cuts that, if left unchanged, could negatively impact retirement benefits and contribution amounts for current and/or future Border Patrol Agents.
For Border Patrol agents who are interested in transfer opportunities, the Operational Mobility Announcement opened today, October 2, 2017. It closes on October 13, 2017 so do not delay applying if interested. Be advised, HRM made some mistakes on the announcement and those mistakes are in the process of being corrected. View the announcement.
Border Patrol Headquarters and the National Border Patrol Council are pleased to announce the successful negotiation of the Operational Mobility Program. This program will increase the availability for funded relocations for frontline employees, with the expectation of offering 500 lump sum relocations between now and the end of Fiscal Year 2018. More information will be provided in the days to come and we are hopeful to post job announcements on USA Jobs in the near future.
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