The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) has recently reached an agreement with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency for the year 2019. The agreement, which covers around 24,000 employees, includes a number of key provisions that aim to improve working conditions, wages, and benefits.
One of the most significant provisions of the agreement is the pay increase for CBP employees. Under the new agreement, employees will receive a 1.4% pay increase, which is in line with the increase in the overall cost of living. This pay increase will help to offset the rising costs of living and ensure that CBP employees are adequately compensated for their work.
In addition to the pay increase, the agreement also includes improved health care benefits for CBP employees. The new health care plan will provide employees with more choices and flexibility when it comes to choosing their health care providers and plans. This will help to ensure that CBP employees have access to high-quality health care that meets their specific needs.
The agreement also includes provisions that aim to improve workplace safety and training. CBP employees will receive more comprehensive training on topics such as use of force, ethics, and diversity. This will help to ensure that CBP employees are better prepared to handle a variety of situations and that they are able to provide top-notch service to the public.
There are also provisions in the agreement that aim to improve employee morale and job satisfaction. For example, the agreement includes provisions for increased telework and flexible scheduling options, which can help to improve work-life balance for CBP employees. Additionally, the agreement includes provisions for improved employee recognition and awards programs, which can help to boost morale and encourage employees to perform at their best.
Overall, the NTEU national agreement for 2019 is a positive development for CBP employees. The agreement provides a number of key benefits and improvements that will help to ensure that CBP employees are well-compensated, well-trained, and well-supported. With these improvements in place, CBP employees will be better able to perform their important work and provide top-quality service to the public.