The Omnibus legislation includes a provision that raises the overtime cap from $35,000 to $45,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year. NTEU will work with CBP on its implementation.
Because of the ongoing staffing shortages, CBP Officers are required to regularly work overtime which results in individual Officers hitting the $35,000 overtime cap very early in the fiscal year. CBP Officers who want to work as much overtime as possible are thwarted from this goal because of the $35,000 cap on overtime. Raising the cap to $45,000 will allow these CBP Officers to work additional overtime hours without requiring cap waivers; however, NTEU
continues to push CBP to fill the current 1,400 vacant positions and for Congress to fund the additional 2,100 CBP Officers as stipulated in the CBP Officer Workforce Staffing Model. The enacted increase to the overtime cap will expire on September 31, 2017, at the end of the current fiscal year.
If you have any questions regarding the legislation, please contact the chapter office.