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The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Chief Vitiello for all the hard work he's done for and on behalf of the Agents and Agency. Understanding that there was a need for a stable life outside of work and recognizing best practices within the industry, Chief Vitiello, even though he faced opposition, decided to provide a stable work and home life for agents by agreeing to a Bid-For-Shift MOU for all of the Texas Border Patrol Sectors - El Paso, Big Bend, Del Rio, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley.

Please use this OWCP Designation of Representation when designating a certified NBPC representative to assist with an OWCP related case.

Do you have to work with an OWCP or CBP Nurse, if you are injured on the job and have an OWCP claim?

Recent actions by CBP nurses, in Injured Employees DOL OWCP cases, have come into question.

Many injured employees may find a contracted nursing service heavily involved in their workers' compensation claim. Injured workers often have questions about the scope and roles of the contracted nurses. Below you will find a description and discussion of the two types of nurses that may be assigned to a claim, OWCP contracted nurses, and employing agency contracted nurses. Each has their own unique role in the return to work effort.

The NBPC has been made aware that injured employees may have been improperly paid for absences under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). If you received payment due to work injury related absences, change of position due to the injury, or a scheduled award, you may have been paid improperly. In cases seen so far, payments failed to properly calculate shift and other premiums including night differential, Sunday pay, Sunday night differential, Holiday pay and AUO/BPAPRA. This could be a substantial amount of unpaid money due to injured employees. Lost wages can be claimed even if you are retired, separated from Service, or have changed positions. There is no time limit to request correction and payment of lost wages.

If you are a bargaining unit member and believe that you have been paid improperly under the FECA for any amount of compensable time, please contact Jonathan Perkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). In your email, you must provide:

• OWCP case number
• Date of injury
• Date of birth
• PDF of Earnings and Leave Statements from the date of injury back 12 months
• Dates/time missed from work due to the injury
• if you have your pay stubs from DOL OWCP that would be beneficial as well).

Upon review, if it is determined that you were paid improperly, step by step instructions and a template memo can be provided to support your claim.

OT Lawsuit

If you are a border patrol agent who is a member of the NBPC union, click here for info to sign up for the overtime lawsuit.

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