Border Patrol Agents Would Be Given 3 Overtime Options Under Bill Awaiting President’s Signature

By Steve Neavling  A bill awaiting President Obama’s signature would give Border Patrol agents three overtime options in an effort to cut payroll costs, the Washington Post reports. The “Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime” would be replaced with a system designed to save what amounts to an average 80% reduction in overtime pay. The House of…

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Union Calls for Repeal of Homeland Security’s Suspension of Overtime Pay

Steve Neavling  The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is urging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to reconsider his department’s decision to suspend a troubled overtime program, the Washington Post reports. The overtime was halted last week after a federal investigation found widespread abuse of the “administratively uncontrollable overtime” – as it’s called. The pay…

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Border Patrol Agents Offer to Give Up Overtime to Eliminate Furlough Days, Union Says

   Steve Neavling  Border Patrol agents are willing to give up increased overtime pay in exchange for not being furloughed as part of the mandated federal spending cuts, the Washington Post reports. “The reform I have just proposed saves tax dollars, reduces overtime pay and brings about financial certainty to both the Border Patrol…

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