White House orders end to COVID-19 screening testing for non-vaccinated

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.

August membership meeting

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

New mobile app for Local 2366 members

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.

Portman, Sinema, Lankford, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Border Patrol Agent Pay, Create Border Patrol Reserve

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), James Lankford (R-OK), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Border Patrol Enhancement Act to establish the Border Patrol Reserve and provide a much-needed pay raise to our Border Patrol agents during this current border crisis.

This bill would create a 2,500 agent reserve force, increase the number of total Border Patrol agents to 20,500, and raise Border Patrol pay by 14 percent to be more competitive with other federal law enforcement agents, including other agents under the Department of Homeland Security. The legislation also standardizes professional development and training requirements for all Border Patrol agents.

Click here to read the full press release.

As with everything in Congress, things move slowly, so we will keep everyone updated as the bill progresses.