Category Archives: Overtime

WHEN UNIONS GET PIGGISH If you have read Fedsmill.com for a while we hope the message has come through that we are not unquestioning allies of either unions or management. Admittedly, we started out very pro-union, but we were never … Continue reading

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NFFE LIGHTS UP AUO-FLSA DISTINCTIONS FOR LEO PERSONNEL What do you do if law enforcement officers in your unit are suddenly switched to AUO compensation for work that for years they had been paid FLSA overtime to do?  Our advice … Continue reading

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HAS CBP SURRENDERED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BACK PAY CASE? Close to 20,000 current, former, and possibly dead Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) got what should be great news in January. (DHS, CBP v. FLRA, D.C.Cir., No. 15-1471, January 29, 2016) … Continue reading

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NTEU TIGHTENS GRIP ON $300 MILLION DHS BACK PAY DOLLARS Yes, we have written about this before. But the wins keep on coming for NTEU in its long-term fight overtime with DHS/CBP and this is shaping up to be the … Continue reading

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NTEU’S JUNK YARD DOGS DIG UP EVEN MORE CBP MILLIONS Less than four months ago we wrote about how FLRA had upheld an arbitrator’s decisions awarding what likely will be over $100 million in back pay to Customs and Border … Continue reading

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TENS, IF NOT HUNDREDS, OF MILLIONS IN BACK PAY COMING TO CBP OFFICERS In the chaotic aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. Customs Service made a lot of questionable decisions trying to boost America’s protection. That should have been a surprise … Continue reading

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NTEU’S JUNK YARD DOGS FIND MILLIONS-AGAIN Junk yard dogs are famous for never letting go once they sink their teeth into something–no matter how hard the victim struggles and fights back.  A good union needs a few of them around, … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH IS AGED COMP TIME WORTH? FLRA and the Air Force have an on-going disagreement over something known as aged comp time, which is comp time that remains unused at the time that the agency regulations required it be … Continue reading

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THE OTHER OVERTIME REMEDY There is an on-going fight between labor and management as to what is the correct remedy when a supervisor fails to give an employee an overtime assignment s/he was due under law and/or the contract. Management … Continue reading

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LEO, AUO, FLSA and 5 CFR 610 When can a federal law enforcement officer (LEO) claim FLSA time and one-half overtime pay if he already is paid administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) to work hours beyond the normal 40 hour shift?

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