September 19, 2014

Picnic (Campaign Free Zone)

The membership voted at the last meeting that there will be no campaigning at the Local 1613 picnic. Bring your families and enjoy the festivities! Retired agents welcome!

NBPC Local 1613 Union Picnic

Saturday September 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Mountain Hawk Park 1475 Lake Crest Dr.

Chula Vista, CA 91915

Union sponsored food and drinks

Family and friends invited.

Gazebo MTN-1

September 18, 2014

BPAPRA Passes the Senate

The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Senators Tester and McCain for reaching across the aisle and sponsoring the bipartisan Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act.  The BPAPRA was combined with the Cybersecurity Authorization today and it made it past the Senate and has now been sent to the House for consideration.  We still have a lot of work to do as this is not yet a done deal.  But we are grateful for all of those elected representatives that put an awful lot of work into getting this through the senate.  Along with Senators Tester and McCain, we would also like to recognize and thank Senators Cornyn, Heitkamp, Ayotte and Flake for co-sponsorsing this important legislation.

Brandon Judd
NBPC President

September 15, 2014


September 15, 2014
Labor Employee Relations (LER) informed NBPC Local 1613 on September 12, 2014 that Frank Cruz would be discussing decertification of Range and DTAC staff personnel with the affected bargaining unit members. 

VP Dan Mais went to the range and sat in on that discussion. Julie Abad and Frank Cruz gave a brief explanation and said management wanted a decision by this Friday as to whether the Range/DTAC staff would be returning to linewatch duties or if they were going to stay on their detail and earn FEPA (OT).  VP Mais then asked Frank and Julie to clarify if the FEPA was guaranteed, for how long it would be available and how many hours a pay period.  Mr. Cruz admitted they didn't know. Mr. Cruz also admitted agents wouldn't necessarily be allowed to work 17 hours of FEPA per pay period.

VP Mais later pointed out that if an agent were to choose to stay at the range and earn FEPA, periods of Annual Leave (AL) or Sick Leave (SL) would cause a major pay loss compared to if the agent chose to work AUO instead.  They admitted this was true.

A pay period of AL under FEPA would result in a pay loss of $1016. Under AUO, it would only result in a loss of $226. 

This notice is simply to make our members aware that if they choose to stay at the Range or DTAC they will lose money. There is no guarantee they will be allowed to work OT and if any form of leave is taken it will also result in a pay loss. The union is researching possible challenges to these decisions. We will notified you as soon as we file any and all challenges.

It is ultimately your decision but be informed!