Breaking: Border Patrol Announces Pay Increases for Managers During Furlough

In what clearly would rank as the worst timing in the world, the Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Michael Fisher, announced on February 25, 2013, via the memorandum below, that he was effecting pay increases for certain management positions and upgrading management positions.  This is just six days after his agency notified the labor union representing Border Patrol Agents that Border Patrol Agents would face furlough’s and additional massive pay cuts exceeding a combined 40% reduction in pay as the agency deals with sequestration issues.  Even if sequestration is resolved, it is expected Agents would still lose AUO and FLSA pay, accounting for a pay loss of approximately 25%, under best conditions. The Border Patrol, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, appears to be bearing the brunt of budget cuts on behalf of the entire agency.

Simply put, a stunning and poorly timed development that will probably not be taken well by rank and file. Imagine White Star Cruise line announcing to passengers of the Titanic that the Captain and First Officers were getting pay increases, as the ship was breaking apart.  You get the idea?

Border Patrol Management Pay Increases during furlough

6 comments for “Breaking: Border Patrol Announces Pay Increases for Managers During Furlough

  1. German Cardoza
    March 18, 2013 at 9:57 am

    What a slap on the face of Line Agents.

  2. Sign Cutter
    March 10, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Is this the same Chief of the Border Patrol MIchael Fisher who didn’t attend the funeral of a slain Border Patrol Agent back in 2009 because he was busy attending the intensive, two week “shake and bake” management Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University? Yeah, I think this is the same guy.

  3. annonymous
    March 3, 2013 at 5:47 am

    This should not come as a surprise to anyone. Management commits offenses of moral turpitude, and is not even investigated. Why then should it be expected of them to have enough compassion for their employees, even more so their fellow agents, and postpone this miscarrage of justiice.

  4. Anonymous
    March 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

    So much for the Chief telling us that we were all in this together, and would all share the pain.

  5. BP Wife
    March 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Glad to know my family can take a 40%/$27K cut and they can get a raise!! Thanks!!

  6. German Cardoza
    March 2, 2013 at 9:24 am

    WOW!!!! So much for the BROTHERS IN GREEN B.S. !!!!

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