This bill’s stated purpose is to strengthen U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while ensuring that border patrol agents are able to conduct necessary work, including overtime.
This bill would give border patrol agents the following pay schedule options:
Working 100 hours per pay period (with 20 hours of overtime).
Working 90 hours per pay period (with 10 hours of overtime).
Working 80 hours per pay period (with no overtime).
Additionally, S. 1691's purpose is to ensure that CBP has the flexibility to cover shift changes, while maintaining the right to assign scheduled and unscheduled work based on operational need.