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Senators Tester and McCain Introduce Legislation To Reform Border Patrol Agent Pay, Save Billions PDF Print
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nov 13, 2013

(U.S. SENATE) - Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are introducing bipartisan legislation to reform the antiquated Border Patrol Agent pay system and save up to $1 billion over 10 years.

The Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013 will provide more reliable pay and work schedules for Border Patrol Agents.

National Border Patrol Council Rejects Limits on Use of Force PDF Print
Thursday, 07 November 2013

Border Patrol agents work in a unique law enforcement environment and encounter threats that are not often seen by police and sheriff’s departments. One of these threats is the use of rocks by smugglers and illegal aliens to harass, distract, and assault Border Patrol agents. Rocks are prevalent throughout the southwest border, weapons that are close at hand, and are of sufficient size to cause extensive injuries to agents including death.

National Border Patrol Council Statement on Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) PDF Print
Thursday, 07 November 2013

The single and unchanging reality on the U.S. borders is the fact that those who are trying to get into the U.S. illegally never take a day off. Proposals to decertify Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) ignore this reality, essentially stripping Border Patrol agents of the ability to pursue criminals or prevent an illegal crossing the moment their eighth hour of the shift is over.

Washington Post Report Shines Spotlight on Need for Pay Reform PDF Print
Monday, 04 November 2013

It seems only appropriate that the Office of Special Counsel delivered its report on the failings of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, known in federal circles as AUO, on Halloween.

The Washington Post coverage of the report focused on the aspects of the Treat, referring to the “candy bowl” of overtime money from which some Homeland Security employees have unethically dipped. But the most unappetizing aspect of the issue is the Trick being played on taxpayers, that the government continues to employ a broken and bloated pay system even though an efficient and remarkably logical solution is well within reach.

Congressman Barber Goes to Bat Again for Border Patrol Agents PDF Print
Friday, 11 October 2013
Congressman Barber has been a terrific ally to rank-and-file Border Patrol agents. He is always seeking our ideas on better ways to do our jobs and he has been a true friend over the years.

Thank you Congressman Barber for once again having our backs. We appreciate it.


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