Contesting Your Furlough Notification

As you are now aware, the Service has provided a 10-day response time to the furlough proposal. Typically, after we have requested information we are also allowed an extension to analyze the data that we have received and compile a written response. In this case, the furlough letter offers the caveat, "Because of the mandatory fiscal constrictions the Agency is challenged with, no extensions to the written and oral reply periods will be granted." In our opinion, this is one more tactic that CBP in Washington, DC has adopted to shove this adverse action down our throats.

Furlough Pay Calculator

There has been an Excel spreadsheet floating around that helps employees get an idea of what their take-home pay will be under sequestration and furlough. It's not perfect, but the numbers are pretty close.

Click here to download the calculator (Microsoft Excel) and click here to download the instructions for the calculator (Microsoft Word).

AUO De-Authorization Memo Released

Instructions for Proper Handling of Your Furlough Notification

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has published a document regarding how to handle the furlough notifications that employees started to receive today.

You can view a copy of that document here.

Please read the document and contact your local union stewards if you need help. The NBPC has published additional files on their website to aid you in your response.

NBPC Pay Reform and Sequestration Update

The Executive Committee members of the National Border Patrol Council are working to reduce the impacts of sequestration and establish a fairer system of pay for Border Patrol agents that would minimize the agency's ability to tamper with agent pay. The NBPC representatives have recently enlisted a lobbyist familiar with dealing with federal employee concerns to advance Border Patrol Agent pay reform.

For more details, please view the link below.

AFGE Denounces Singling Out of Border Patrol for Largest Sequestration Hit


AFGE Denounces Singling Out of Border Patrol for Largest Sequestration Hit
Union says DHS decision will have dire consequences for border security

WASHINGTON—J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, today issued the following statement on sequestration’s impact on border security:

“On Friday, March 1, hours after he signed the sequester order, President Obama tried to describe to the press the impact of sequester on federal employees, active duty military and their families. He referred to ‘Border Patrol agents in the hot sun getting a 10 percent pay cut…’

Is OBP lying about the budget?

On February 20, 2013, The Office of Border Patrol (OBP) presented their plan for sequestration, along with other possible budgetary decisions to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Budgetary information, including plans under another Continuing Resolution, was also discussed.  Of most interest to NBPC was the apparent glaring contradiction presented to the council members involving the proportion of the budget spent on Salaries and “Expenses. “  Previously, OBP had proclaimed that most of our budgetary problems were the result of 90% of the budget being devoted to payroll.  Based upon the information recently presented by OBP to NBPC, this could not be further from the truth.


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