Welcome to the website for Local 2789 of the National Border Patrol Council. Local 2789 proudly represents Border Patrol agents and support personnel assigned to the Grand Forks Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.
This site is intended to provide for information related to what is happening here locally. Members should continue to check the NBPC site for national matters. Any questions, comments, or suggestions are always welcome.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
The National Border Patrol Council had the following flowcharts developed to help bargaining unit employees in determining what to do under the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) when injured on the job. We hope these flowcharts prove to be useful for representatives assisting employees and for employees independently seeking information. While looking at the charts, you may notice there is underlined text. The underlined text are hyperlinks, which will direct a reader to additional useful information when clicked.
OWCP Forms and Filing Timeline
The National Border Patrol Council developed this table of the most commonly used OWCP forms and the respective timeline for filing each form. For a fillable version of the form, click on the form number. Additional Form are located on the DOL DFEC forms page.
Pro-illegal immigration groups and criminals are gunning for us, the media vilifies us, and CBP plays politics with our lives.
Yes, it seems we Border Patrol agents have few friends and many enemies. At any moment in our unpredictable and dangerous working environment, a situation can erupt that suddenly jeopardizes your life, your job, or your liberty.
The National Border Patrol Council is the only organization that has your back. We fight for you when you need it most. We fight for you when no one else will.
In an attempt to answer some of the questions related to the FLSA exemption and AUO excludability, the NBPC created the following Q&A. This was distributed to local presidents in advance of this posting.
Q1. How will the agency’s recent decision to exempt BPA’s from FLSA impact me?
A1. The impact will be financial in the form of a pay reduction (loss of FLSA payment) for Pay Period 8, the period covering April 19, 2015 – May 2, 2015. We anticipate that with the passage of a Technical Amendment that will be introduced by Senator McCain, all agents will recoup the loss of FLSA for both Pay Periods 8 and 9.
Q2. I am a canine handler, and in Pay Period 8, for each day that I kept my assigned canine at home with me, I worked and claimed the additional hour of canine maintenance (17/17 pay) authorized under the negotiated and agreed upon Canine Policy. How will the exemption of FLSA affect those hours that I worked and claimed?
A2. Due to the FLSA exemption, you will be paid overtime (code 21) for those hours worked and claimed in Pay Period 8. But as with the above answer, we anticipate recouping the loss of FLSA for Pay Period 8.