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.
Article 33 E Step I - Informal grievances must be filed within thirty calendar days after the incident occurs. This time limit will not apply where it is established that the employee had no way of being aware of the incident.
Article 31 B (1) - If an employee reasonably believes an examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee, the employee has a right to Union representation, but the employee must make their desire known to the Employer and request representation.
Article 28 I - Where mutually agreeable to all employees affected, and approved by the supervisor, employees may trade shifts out of the normal rotation. The supervisor will not unreasonably withhold approval of a request to trade shifts. In those locations with shift-bid programs, the provisions of Article 28 I still apply, regardless of the terms of any local agreement.