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.

Update on screening testing for non-vaccinated employees

Early this year, the White House announced that federal employees who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine would have to undergo screening testing once per week if their duty station is in a county with a medium or high community level.

The CDC tracks community levels and determines if counties are at a low, medium, or high level, and they update their website every Thursday. The new data uploaded on Thursday determine if employees will need to be tested during the following week, Sunday through Saturday.

On the map on the CDC’s website, if your duty station’s county is yellow or orange (i.e., medium or high), then testing is required. If by the following Thursday the spread has dropped back to green (i.e., low), then there will be no testing during the week after that Thursday.

Bargaining is ongoing, and although some employees are annoyed having to test each week, it shows that the agency can successfully continue its operations without requiring every single employee to be vaccinated.

We will keep this website updated with the current status of each DRT station in the column to the right (if you are on a PC) or in the box at the bottom (for mobile users).

The Safer Federal Work Force Task Force has published a list of frequently asked questions, available here.