Eligible CBP Officers Included in Phased Retirement
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to NTEU’s position and has removed language excluding eligible CBP Officers from its draft policy on its phased retirement program.
"This is a welcome move by DHS," NTEU President Tony Reardon said. "NTEU believes the program should be broadly available, and we will be pressing CBP through labor-management forums and collective bargaining opportunities to put a program in place."
Employees with mandatory retirement ages are not eligible to participate in the program, which allows retirement-eligible federal employees to gradually phase into retirement at the end of their careers by working part-time and fulfilling a required mentoring component, with certain restrictions. NTEU, however, was successful in ensuring that those CBP Officers who were hired before July 6, 2008, and who are exempt from a mandatory retirement age, are not excluded from phased retirement. Read more
Settlements Result in Back Pay
The union has successfully secured back pay plus interest for three CBP Officers who were skipped for an overtime assignment. NTEU filed grievances on behalf of the employees at Chapter 140 (CBP Dallas/Ft. Worth), Chapter 143 (CBP El Paso) and Chapter 160 (CBP Brownsville) and favorable settlements were reached in all three cases prior to the arbitration hearing. Read more
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By joining NTEU, you are a part of the latest chapter in our long and accomplished history at CBP that began in 1975, at what was then the U.S. Customs Service.
Today, NTEU is proud to represent more than 24,000 CBP employees under a strong and vibrant contract.
Here are some of the benefits NTEU worked hard to secure at the bargaining table, on Capitol Hill and in the workplace:
- A robust telework program
- Transit subsidies
- Alternative work schedules
- Parking benefits
- Proper pay for overtime
- A job swap program
- Voluntary reassignments
- Enhanced retirement benefit for CBPOs
- A higher uniform allowance
- A fair, transparent and consistent bid and rotation system
- Performance awards
- A foreign language awards program
- A say in your office space
- A stronger grievance procedure
NTEU members also get low group rates on a range of insurance programs to protect members and their families, and discounts on consumer goods, moving expenses and vacation options. Get a detailed information about NTEU member benefits.
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