Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations faces a $400 million partial budget shortfall before the year ends. The National Treasury Employees Union said it’s concerned field officers could face furloughs without additional appropriations.
With analysis of what’s going on, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to federal employment attorney Debra D’Agostino.
A total of 18 Marines and one sailor have now been taken into custody in an ongoing crackdown on alleged drug and human smuggling at the southwest border.
In today’s Federal Newscast, an investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
To help ease the administrative burden on Border Patrol agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is creating a new position for handling the processing of border apprehensions.
In today’s Federal Newscast, USDA reveals where the agency is looking to relocate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
New retention bonuses for Border Patrol agents who enter into a 12-month service agreement become available in May.
Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some of the numbers.
Despite persistent hiring challenges at Customs and Border Protection, Accenture Federal Services said the recruiting and customer service centers it built as part of its multi-million dollar contract with CBP will set the agency up for future success.
If you want to know the best way to secure the border, why not ask the people who do the securing day-to-day? That’s the suggestion from Tom Kochan, a management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.