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Immigrant groups sue federal border agencies

Customs and Border Protection faces a bevy of lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups. They allege Border Patrol agents had an American citizen deported, stopped another only to do a "citizenship checkup" and beat up another so badly she had to go to the hospital.

Tags: National Immigration Project , National Border Patrol Council , Border Patrol , Shawn Moran

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 08:42am EDT

CBP issues tens of thousands of furlough notices

In order to counter funding reductions due to sequestration, Customs and Border Protection has begun sending furlough notices to many of its 60,000 employees. An officer in the union representing CBP agents says these measures amount to a 40 percent reduction in salaries.

Tags: Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , furloughs , overtime , workforce , sequestration , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay , management

Friday - 03/08/2013, 12:35pm EST
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Just what do government workers do?

Ever wonder what feds who work at airports actually do? Many people complain that they mostly slow down important people, like us, who are on a mission or heading for vacation. But it turns out that they do some pretty dramatic and important stuff all the time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , furloughs , sequestration

Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 8, 2013

National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran says the CBP furlough plan could cut agents' pay by 40 percent. Francesca Grifo of the Union for Concerned Scientists talk about a new report on scientific integrity at federal agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer talks about what furloughed feds should do instead of taking money from their TSP funds. Priya Jaisinghani of USAID discusses the Mobile Solutions team which capitalizes on cell phones' popularity in developing countries.

Tags: Federal Drive , Priya Jaisinghani , USAID , Shawn Moran , Francesca Grifo , Ed Zurndorfer ,

Friday - 03/08/2013, 10:37am EST

Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , David Borer , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Tags: National Treasury Employees Union , sequestration , Colleen Kelley , furloughs , Katie Howard ,

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am EST

Head of Customs and Border Protection is retiring

Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar says he will be leaving the federal law enforcement agency at the end of March.

Tags: David Aguilar , DHS , Janet Napolitano

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:09pm EST

CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tags: DHS , Agency of the Month , Gillian Brockell , budget , sequestration , mobile , technology , John Wagner , Global Entry

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 7, 2013

John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency's new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS' Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O'Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.

Tags: John Wagner , DoD , DoD Report , Allyson Robinson , OutServe-SLDN , gay rights , Gary Barlet , USPSOIG , Greg Junemann , IFPTE , furlough , Fed-RAMP , CGI Federal , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 09:14am EST
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