Local 2366’s executive board spoke with Chief Owens this week and requested that we further reduce or end mandatory overtime altogether in Del Rio Sector.
Since a lot of traffic has shifted to other sectors, it should allow us to get back to a more “normal” schedule — whatever that is — and put more agents in the field to do the real work of the USBP. We’re still busier than we’ve ever been, so there’s plenty of work to do in the field.
Chief Owens agreed, so effective Pay Period 21, mandatory overtime will no longer be required in Del Rio Sector. This means agents still need to work the one required OT shift for the current six-week block (PPs 18-20). After that, overtime will be available on a voluntary basis.
Today, the White House told agencies to end their COVID-19 screening testing programs for unvaccinated employees by Monday, August 22, 2022.
The new guidance allows for some facilities in some settings to still require testing, but it’s unclear what that will look like. CBP just received the new directive, and we expect to get details about where screening testing might remain, if anywhere at all.
As we get more information, we’ll push it out. You can read the email from the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council by clicking here (PDF).
More information is available via GovExec.com and FederalNewsNetwork.com.
Our next membership meeting is set to take place on August 24, 2022, at 7 pm at the union’s office located at 801 Kings Way in Del Rio, Texas.
Topics for the meeting include:
- Grievance updates
- Update from AFGE convention
- Critical incidents, in-custody deaths
- New Firefly SSF
- Local’s new mobile app
- Pay increase legislation
- Screening testing
- MOU re: new course of fire
- PFP concerns
- News re: ICE Council
Local 2366 is happy to announce that we have a new mobile app available for members of Local 2366. You will find information about what to do after a critical incident, guidance for OWCP and COVID-19 issues, policies and MOUs, grievance/arbitration summaries, and more.
Visit nbpc2366.org/app for links to download the app or search for Local 2366 on Google Play or the Apple App Store.