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Welcome to Local 2499

Welcome to the website for Local 2499 of the National Border Patrol Council. Local 2499 proudly represents Border Patrol agents and support personnel assigned to the Detroit Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.

This site is intended to provide for information related to what is happening here locally. Members should continue to check the NBPC site for national matters. Any questions, comments, or suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Local 2499 

BPAPRA Regulations published by OPM

On Friday, September 25, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued their final regulations to implement Part 2 of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act (BPAPRA). A review of the regulations has revealed that OPM is interpreting certain portions of the BPAPRA contrary to what was intended by Congress when they drafted and passed the BPAPRA into law, for example, a prohibition on Alternate Work Schedules (AWS) and additional compensation for canine handlers on their assigned days off duty. There is also confusion on the section that deals with CBP being allowed to drop employees from one tier to another; however, it only clarifies what the Union had made clear prior to the regulations being published, which is that employees will not be able to artificially enhance their retirements by working a lower level of pay for the majority of their career and then at the end, bumping up to a higher level in order to get a greater annuity. The Union will work with Congress in order to resolve the issues via another Amendment to the BPAPRA, or in the case of the canine handlers, through litigation. Click below to read the OPM final regulations.

CFR Parts 410, 550, 551, and 870 Final Rule

FECA Flowchart

The National Border Patrol Council had the following flowcharts developed to help bargaining unit employees in determining what to do under the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) when injured on the job.  We hope these flowcharts prove to be useful for representatives assisting employees and for employees independently seeking information. While looking at the charts, you may notice there is underlined text. The underlined text are hyperlinks, which will direct a reader  to additional useful information when clicked.

Download the charts

Know Your Rights

  • Article 2 C +

    Article 2 C - The terms of the contract govern if there is a conflict between provisions of the contract and Read More
  • Article 26 K +

    Article 26 K - No disciplinary action may be taken for failure to submit a travel voucher or repay a travel Read More
  • Article 26 O +

    Article 26 O - Except for training courses, details away from the normal duty station will not exceed 35 calendary days, Read More
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