Border Patrol Headquarters and the National Border Patrol Council are pleased to announce the successful negotiation of the Operational Mobility Program. This program will increase the availability for funded relocations for frontline employees, with the expectation of offering 500 lump sum relocations between now and the end of Fiscal Year 2018. More information will be provided in the days to come and we are hopeful to post job announcements on USA Jobs in the near future.
The USBP Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) will be open from June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am (CT) to July 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm (CT).
Employees will have the ability to submit up to 7 locations from a list of available duty stations. There will be no preference of choice. All choices will be considered as a location where the employee is willing to relocate. All selections are made on the basis of seniority.
Contrary to rumors that have been circulating recently, no settlement monies have been received or disbursed. It is estimated by the law firm that handled the case, that it could be several more weeks before funds are received.
As soon as funds are received they will be promptly distributed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to recent national events specifically targeting law enforcement and two highly suspicious incidents involving Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council encourages all agents to exercise extreme caution while performing enforcement operations. Criminal groups are surveilling and deliberately ambushing law enforcement officers for no other reason than they wear a uniform and badge.
Please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all time, have a reliable back-up to Agency issued communications, and work with back-up when feasible. We encourage all agents to wear their body armor while on-duty and check out supplemental lethal and non-lethal weapons platforms in order to defend themselves.
Be prepared to act, if necessary, to defend your life or the lives of others.