Stay tuned for an article on how management at Yuma, especially Wellton, completely messed up your pay reform meeting. The Union is currently gathering the facts and will publish the information as soon as possible. For now, not only does it appear that Chief Martin wants rank-and-file agents to know nothing about how the current legislation will affect them and their pay, but he has willingly and knowingly allowed his managers to ABUSE AUO by working more hours than necessary so they can line their pockets with taxpayers' money. While everyone else throughout the nation has reduced their hours due to budgetary constraints, Yuma management has done the exact opposite.They are operating in the same manner as the Commissioner's situation room. Although Chief Martin oversaw this illegal use and abuse of AUO, he is not the only culprit. Chief Fisher was and is aware of the illegal usage of AUO by managers throughout the Agency. Remember the "Honor First" monicker of this failed Agency, because if you don't, it will be beaten into you. Unfortunately, management only expects "Honor" to be first with the rank-and-file, not themselves.
Just days before temporary duty (TDY) instructors were scheduled to report for duty at the USBP Academy, the U.S. Border Patrol notified instructors that they will be provided lodging at the Academy. A similar notice was published on the CBP website, but oddly, that notice left off some important details about the lodging. Below are the pertinent parts of the notices:
Welcome to the new section of the National Border Patrol Council's website - The Real Border Wars. We hope you have taken the time to read the information that has been published to our website since the fiasco, formerly referred to as the CBP sequester, began several months ago.
Due to some false statements being made about the NBPC's current position, and inaccurate directives being issued at a few locations in the Border Patrol, the NBPC decided it was time to publish a series of articles. The initial articles will be intended to: dispel some rumors about the NBPC; clarify the official NBPC position; issue guidance to our members on what the Agency cannot do and what agents can do; and discuss the history and present some plausible theories as to why Border Patrol agents are repeatedly the target of disparate cuts proposed in CBP.