January 29, 2014
Members of National Border Patrol Council Local 2509,
As you are aware, CBP-HQ has served OBP with a Notification of Decertification of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO).
This order will affect the following personnel:
1. Personnel whom Internal Investigators have determined that the Department is inappropriately providing AUO pay. According to the information provided at this time, this only includes all personnel assigned permanently to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station.
2. Personnel assigned to OBP-HQ and the Situation Room
3. Personnel assigned as permanent training instructors at the Academy (Academy Instructors).
4. DHS will also notify ERO and AMO that AUO is no longer allowed for their components.
These are the specific areas most recently investigated by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), but OSC is continuing and expanding their investigation into Sector and Station level use of AUO.
Big Bend Sector management has assured NBPC Local 2509 that they will wait for further clarification before implementing any changes.
Currently there are more questions than answers, but your NBPC Local 2509 Executive Board is currently communicating with Big Bend Sector Headquarters and the National Border Patrol Council to receive and disseminate the most accurate information to you as it becomes available.
NBPC Local 2509 Executive Board