The USBP Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) will open on December 5, 2016, @ 8:00 am CST and will run through December 19, 2016, @ 8:00 am CST.
Employees will have the ability to submit up to 7 locations from a list of available duty stations. There will be no preference of choice. All choices will be considered as a location the employee is willing to move to, so make sure you only choose locations you truly want. All selections are made on the basis of seniority.
**Please note: initial offers will not be sent out until after January 3, 2017.**
As with previous announcements, employees will receive an email informing them of the duty location they have been paired with. Employees will have 5 days to respond. Employees who decline the pairing will be removed from the current announcement. Employees who are impacted by their partner declining, will have their name placed back into the program for second round of pairings and possibly a third round of pairings.
As per the MOU from April 28, 2105, an employee will be considered eligible if he/she:
- Has served a minimum of three (3) years as a BPA, is not the subject of any pending performance or disciplinary action, or the subject of an investigation of alleged misconduct that may prevent the performance of the full scope of the required duties;
- Has not received or been subject to three or more disciplinary actions (reprimand to fourteen (14) days suspensions), or a single adverse action (suspension of more than fourteen (14) days) within the last two (2) years;
- Is not under a Last Chance Agreement; and
- Has fulfilled any time-in-station requirements associated with any previously approved relocations or assignments.
Employees who are submitting for the NWS should strongly consider the personal cost and commitment it takes to relocate under this program and the impact it has on their fellow co-workers. Employees should only put in for locations that they truly want and willing to relocate to.
An announcement will be placed on the CBPnet’s USBP homepage giving more information and a link to the NWS site. Employees will not have to request access to the site prior to it opening. Employees should carefully read and understand the conditions and requirements before submitting their names for this program. Employees should take great care when entering their data to ensure it is correct.
As with the prior solicitations, we will have the Potential Opening Tabulation Table (POTT) available. The POTT will allow employees to see all employees who are putting in for their station. The POTT does not guarantee any employee a swap but should only be used as a tool to gauge interest.