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USBP and NBPC will be opening up solicitations for the Nation Wide Swap Program (NWS) starting August 17, 2015 at 0800 CDT.

As outlined in Section 11 of the April 28, 2015 MOU:

BPAs will be considered eligible if:

Recently, the National Border Patrol Council was notified of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s intent to implement a recognition program amongst employees.

It is called the “High-Five” program, which is ironic since that is what they wanted to call a watered down retirement program for employees and “is expected to foster a sense of teamwork, help build good morale, and promote employee engagement, and will be made available to all CBP employees.  To recognize a colleague’s exemplary efforts, employees can access the “High Five” webpage to select a recognition category, and include a personalized message that will be delivered to the recognized employee by e-mail.”

In an attempt to answer some of the questions related to the FLSA exemption and AUO excludability, the NBPC created the following Q&A. This was distributed to local presidents in advance of this posting.

Q1.     How will the agency’s recent decision to exempt BPA’s from FLSA impact me?

A1.     The impact will be financial in the form of a pay reduction (loss of FLSA payment) for Pay Period 8, the period covering April 19, 2015 – May 2, 2015. We anticipate that with the passage of a Technical Amendment that will be introduced by Senator McCain, all agents will recoup the loss of FLSA for both Pay Periods 8 and 9.

Q2.     I am a canine handler, and in Pay Period 8, for each day that I kept my assigned canine at home with me, I worked and claimed the additional hour of canine maintenance (17/17 pay) authorized under the negotiated and agreed upon Canine Policy. How will the exemption of FLSA affect those hours that I worked and claimed?

A2.     Due to the FLSA exemption, you will be paid overtime (code 21) for those hours worked and claimed in Pay Period 8. But as with the above answer, we anticipate recouping the loss of FLSA for Pay Period 8.

On April 30, 2015, Customs and Border Protection’s Acting Director of Labor-Management Relations, Barry Carpenter, issued a notification to the National Border Patrol Council exempting all Border Patrol Agents from the Fair Labor Standards Act effective pay period eight (8), which is the period covering April 19, 2015 - May 2, 2015. The NBPC was notified that also effective pay period eight (8), excludable days would no longer be calculated towards the calculation of AUO. The agency’s reasoning was that excluding days from AUO calculations was an unlawful practice.

OT Lawsuit

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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