Tag: CBP

Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

By on April 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

Legislation has been introduced that would give time and a half pay for certain hours of overtime to Border Patrol agents.

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Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

By on April 25, 2019 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

CBP is offering Border Patrol agents a retention bonus in an effort to combat a shortage of manpower on the southern border.

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

By on March 12, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced for taking bribes to help drugs pass through CBP fences and security patrols.

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FBI: Border Patrol Agent Paid Smugglers $650K For Cocaine While On Duty

on October 30, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A veteran Border Patrol agent handed over $650,000 to drug traffickers and picked up 90 pounds of cocaine during his late-night shifts at a remote border crossing in Southern Arizona, an FBI special agent wrote in a federal criminal complaint.

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CBP Disciplinary Cases Declined in 2017

on October 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The number of Customs and Border Protection employees facing discipline fell in 2017, the agency said in two new reports that are part of its efforts at improving transparency.

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Border Patrol Has a New Chief

By on August 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Has a New Chief

The U.S. Border Patrol has named its first female chief to lead the agency.

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Border Patrol Losing Staff Despite Order to Hire More Agents

on July 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Border Patrol has been losing agents to attrition despite an order from President Trump to hire 5,000 new agents.

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Immigrant Sues CBP Over Seizure of Money

on June 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An Albanian immigrant is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in federal court after he says the agency took his life savings through civil forfeiture when he attempted to fly to Albania.

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Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

By on May 2, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

The newly constituted FLRA has issued a landmark decision to restrict the bargaining obligation between agencies and unions. Here is a summary and analysis.

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