April 28th, 2016
The NBPC has been made aware that injured employees may have been improperly paid for absences under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). If you received payment due to work injury related absences, change of position due to the injury, or a scheduled award, you may have been paid improperly. In cases seen so far, payments failed to properly calculate shift and other premiums including night differential, Sunday pay, Sunday night differential, Holiday pay and AUO/BPAPRA. This could be a substantial amount of unpaid money due to injured employees. Lost wages can be claimed even if you are retired, separated from Service, or have changed positions. There is no time limit to request correction and payment of lost wages.
If you are a bargaining unit member and believe that you have been paid improperly under the FECA for any amount of compensable time, please contact Jonathan Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your email, you must provide:
• OWCP case number
• Date of injury
• Date of birth
• PDF of Earnings and Leave Statements from the date of injury back 12 months
• Dates/time missed from work due to the injury
• if you have your pay stubs from DOL OWCP that would be beneficial as well).
Upon review, if it is determined that you were paid improperly, step by step instructions and a template memo can be provided to support your claim.
April 28th, 2016
In a recent NBC report, the Secret Service and National Park Service are wanting to raise the height of the fence surrounding the White House.
It’s kinda funny, because all we here from our Commander and Chief and his political appointees is that walls don’t work!
The same celebrities and politicians who yell for open borders, are the same ones who surround themselves with body guards, have fenced in homes, security cameras and alarm systems. But yet, they believe our country should be as open as your local convenience store.
April 18th, 2016
Local 2544 members,
We are hosting a financial seminar on May 14, 2016 at the Tucson Scottish Rite 160 S Scott Ave, Tucson AZ. I have reached out to Jason Visner who is a financial advisor with Brook Federal Advisors and author of fedsmith.com. Mr. Visner specializes in benefit and retirement advice for federal employees. If you are a member of Local 2544 and you are close to retirement or just want to make sure you can reach the goals of a happy and healthy retirement in the future, we ask that you attend this important seminar that we are hosting. We would like to also extend this invitation to spouses of our members as we know how important retirement is for the entire family. We will have approximately 150 slots open for a morning session and 150 slots open for an afternoon session. The morning session will be from 8 AM to 12 NOON and the afternoon session is from 12 NOON to 4PM. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to myself, Art Del Cueto at email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you there and I will briefly touch on the topics that will be covered in the seminar.
• Comprehensive Federal Benefit Review
• FERS or CSRS Annuity
• TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)
• FEGLI (Federal Employees Group Life Insurance)
• FEHB (Federal Employees Health Benefits)
• Law Enforcement Officials
• Prior Military Service
• Selecting a Retirement Date
• Choosing your options at Retirement
• Social Security
• Managing Short Term Cash Flow
• There will be a Q & A session after the general seminar for those in attendance
March 30th, 2016
NBPC has officially endorsed Donald Trump in his bid to become the Republican nominee in the upcoming Presidential election. This endorsement is going to a candidate who sees the real threat to America. He understands that allowing illegal low-wage workers only hurts the American worker. He has expressed his desire to take a tough stance on criminal aliens who have roamed our streets and thumbed their nose at American law enforcement.
It is time for America to become serious about border security. It is time America to protects it’s own before it protects everyone else.
Endorsement Letter Signed
March 23rd, 2016
In a remarkable interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbarts News Daily, Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller stated “The NBPC will never again have a back seat in our nation’s border policy”
This would be an absolute first for any Union within the United States. For years, the National Border Patrol Council has been the foremost outspoken critic of lax immigration laws. As the Local 2544 President and National Vice-President, I can say that having this type of access to the White House will go a long way in securing the border and finally getting the Agent’s needs ahead of political correctness.
As the current Obama’s political appointees, within DHS, do everything they can to weaken border security and destroy Agent moral. We are pleased that some are finally is listening to the real border security experts.
Read more HERE
March 19th, 2016
In a story that is almost repeated daily in Arizona, Border Patrol Agents arrested scouts that had a weapon and radios. It is such a common occurrence now days that that most news organizations don’t even bother reporting it
But according to our wonderful political appointees in DC….the border is secure! But as most Americans dismiss these types of articles, a few are beginning to realize there is a true threat to National Security that is originating from Mexico. This threat will continue until we, the American people, decide to get tough on illegal immigration and actually secure our borders.
Read the article HERE
March 18th, 2016
“Local 2544 wants to make perfectly clear that our opinions and the content on this website are ours and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the National Border Patrol Council.”
On March 18, 2016, Donald Trump’s campaign reached out to Local 2544 about a potential endorsement. I informed Mr. Trump’s campaign that NBPC had long standing practice of not endorsing Presidential candidates and that as the President of Local 2544, and I would continue to adhere to that practice.
However, Local 2544 is pleased to inform voters that Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our Agents. He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful.
The American public has continually called for a secure border and Donald Trump has promised to make this desire a reality. His campaign has expressed an interest in a Border Patrol’s Agent’s perspective and a tour of our border, that we will gladly provide. We do not seek to give tours but if asked we will happily provide a tour that gives a realistic idea of what our Agents face on a daily basis. Donald Trump is the only candidate who has expressed this interest.
We are confident that the National Border Patrol Council’s longstanding message about the unsecured border and much needed support for our Agents will be received well by Mr. Trump. The American public deserves to be secure in their own country and we encourage all voters to consider that candidate that has the political will to make it happen.
March 15th, 2016
The April general membership meeting will be held on:
April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
The meeting will be held at:
Gila Bend Elks Lodge
1400 East Pima St, Gila Bend Az, 85337
March 14th, 2016
In an investigative report by the Center of Immigration Studies, shows that 124 Illegal Aliens who have been released since 2010, under Obama’s priority programs, have committed 138 murders. 138 innocent people have lost their life and for what……appeasement. For years, the Obama Administration has ignored the facts. For years, DHS and CBP political appointees have ignored public safety and have chose to protect their careers by staying quiet. It is now time for Border Patrol mangers to come forward and tell the truth and let the public know what is going on at the US/Mexico border.
For far too long, innocent Americans have suffered, as illegal aliens move about the country exploiting our social and welfare programs. When will it be enough? When will the American people demand their borders become secure.
Read the CIS report HERE
March 9th, 2016
Border Patrol management never fails to disappoint the rank and file Agent but this really takes the cake. In a recent Tweeter post by CBP South Texas, it shows Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents with a kite that they built for a local festival. Yes, Federal Agents are now building kites instead of securing the border.
FEEL GOOD programs don’t secure the border! Now you understand the ridiculousness that we must deal with on a daily basis. We are absolutely sure that some manger will write this on their resume to get their promotion.