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Overtime being investigated by Senate

(Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime is being suspended)…For now, anyway.

The overtime practice was used by Customs and Border Protection and other Federal agencies. The practice has been halted while an investigation is underway. The investigation is in response to allegations of abuse. A senate Committee is conducting the investigation. Abuse complaints include one filed against the El Centro Sector Border Patrol. A whistle Blower told special counsel that five Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector that were detailed to work as Cross Fit instructors routinely claimed overtime. The claims increased their pay by 15 percent per pay period. A bill to reform the overtime system is pending in Congress.