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As most should know by know, if an agreement is not reached by Congress and the White House before the end of the Fiscal Year (today, September 30), federal law requires the government to shutdown. This means all employees who are classified as non-exempt will be furloughed and all employees who are classified as exempt are required to report to work on Tuesday, October 1st.

The Office of Border Patrol has determined that the following employees are exempt and must report to work:

  • All Border Patrol Agents
  • All Law Enforcement Communication Assistants (LECA)
  • All Automotive Mechanics

If your occupation is not listed above and you have not received an official notice from the Agency, contact your supervisor.

According to the Border Patrol, in the event of a government shutdown, all previously approved leave from October 1, 2013, and later will be cancelled. Additionally, paid leave cannot be authorized during a government closure.

During the shutdown, employees who report to work will not be paid until Congress passes and the President signs a new appropriations or Continuing Resolution. Employees who are furloughed may be paid only if Congress authorizes payment for the furlough period.

All employees should monitor the news and Office of Personnel Management website.

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If you are a border patrol agent who is a member of the NBPC union, click here for info to sign up for the overtime lawsuit.

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