Pay raise delayed, accruing more interest

In typical federal government fashion, the USDA reported that the implementation of the NDAA pay raise for GS-12 Border Patrol agents has been delayed from June 2024 until August 2024.

If you were not already aware, the USDA’s National Finance Center operates payroll functions for CBP and over 100 other agencies, and they have to program their software to include the pay raise. They had initially projected it would take until June to implement, but we were recently informed that they are now projecting it to take effect in Pay Period 16, which begins on August 11, 2024.

By delaying it further, they obligate the agency to pay additional interest when back pay is issued to everyone. Earlier this week, Senators Sinema and Lankford sent a letter to USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack requesting an explanation for the delays. We will keep you posted regarding his response.

Membership meeting

Local 2366 membership meeting
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
6:00 pm

Local 2366 Union Office
801 Kings Way
Del Rio, Texas 78840

Topics will include:
Latest re: BPAPRA OT pay raise
Overtime caps and waivers
BPAPRA Directive changes and control period concerns
DRT childcare needs assessment survey
IDVRS policy updates
AFGE convention delegates

Notice of 2024 AFGE National Convention
DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF UNION DELEGATES TO THE AFGE CONVENTION AND, IF NECESSARY, NOMINATE ADDITIONAL DELEGATES, DETERMINE IF DELEGATES CARRY ALL VOTES, AND DETERMINE COMPENSATION FOR DELEGATE EXPENSES

During this regularly scheduled meeting on the date/time and at the address above, members will be asked to determine if Local 2366 will participate in the AFGE National Convention in August 2024 and, if so, the number of additional delegates, if any, they want to represent Local 2366, if the delegates will carry all votes, and if travel expenses will be authorized.

Local 2366’s six elected Executive Board Officers have already been designated as delegates by virtue of office. Members will be asked to determine if the selected delegates will carry all of Local 2366’s votes, which, if approved, would preclude the need for alternate delegates. However, if members do not approve this proposal and instead authorize additional delegate(s), then nominations for additional and alternate delegates will be accepted, and a mail ballot election will be held to elect additional and alternate delegates as governed by the AFGE Rules of Conduct for an Election, Appendix A, of the AFGE National Constitution. For those who cannot attend the meeting, nominations can be submitted via nominations@nbpc2366.org.

NOTE: The AFGE National Convention is considered internal union business, and official time to travel to and from this event or to attend this event is not authorized. As a result, delegates attend and travel to/from these events on days off or annual leave.