CBP has cleared a few more hurdles on its way to paying more than $2 million in back pay to 153 CBP Technicians who were not given appropriate premium pay for performing plant or animal related work.
The back pay stems from several national grievances filed by NTEU that were settled in 2013, as well as a 2014 grievance to enforce the settlement.
The process has been delayed repeatedly because of various record keeping issues at CBP. But we are now finalizing a process for the issuance of payments, the filing of claims for additional payments, and a process for challenging or seeking waivers of overpayments.
CBP reports that it expects to complete its final verification process for the back pay calculations by mid-November. NTEU will continue to work on this issue until all of the eligible technicians receive their checks.
Keep in mind that payments will include interest that has accrued during these delays.