Agreement Reached on Nearly Half of the Contract
After completing nine weeks of bargaining, NTEU and CBP have reached agreement on 14 articles that will be included in a new collective bargaining agreement. Differences have narrowed on the remaining articles.
The NTEU-CBP contract expired in May 2014, but remains in effect until negotiations over a new agreement are completed.
One of NTEU's main goals is to ensure that every article has enforceable rights so that important employee concerns are not at the discretion of managers. Read more
NTEU Voices Concern Over Reimbursable Service Agreement Program
NTEU outlined its concerns with using public-private partnerships as an alternate source of funding for CBP in testimony submitted last week to a House committee examining the expanded role of Reimbursable Service Agreements (RSA).
In recent years, CBP has entered into RSAs in order to generate revenue for CBP Officer and Agriculture staffing and overtime that was previously funded entirely by user fees or appropriations. Read more
Efforts Continue to Stop Customs Fees Diversion
NTEU is continuing its effort to stop a provision in a highway-funding bill that would use Customs user fees for unrelated infrastructure projects.
Last week, the House Rules Committee denied attempts by members of Congress to bring an amendment to the House floor that would have struck this harmful provision.
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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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