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AFGE/NBPC Local 2554 El Centro Sector 1236 State St. El Centro, 92244 Office :760- 312- 9868 Fax:760- 312- 9929 Toll Free:1-888-620-2554 www.nbpc2554.org.

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1 AFGE/NBPC Local 2554 El Centro Sector 1236 State St. El Centro, Office : Fax: Toll Free:

2 Contact Info Union President Lombardo Amaya (760) or Ext. 80/24hrs Lead Union Representative (CAX) Fernando Gurrola Ext. 81 Lead Union Representative (ELS) Daniel Navarro Ext. 83

3 Contact Info Cont. Lead Union Representative (IDO) Ray Friend Ext. 82 Office Assistant Melissa Ortiz Ext. 85 Porac 24hrs :Ext 814 Gattey & Baranic: Ext 813

4 Rumors Vs. Facts Trainees may have heard from management that the Union can’t do anything to help or assist them in representation. That is not True. While the Union may not be able to help trainees to keep their jobs if terminated because they don’t pass probationary period (fail immigration, Spanish tests or FTO program.), there are several other ways the Union can assist you… While the Union may not be able to help trainees to keep their jobs if terminated because they don’t pass probationary period (fail immigration, Spanish tests or FTO program.), there are several other ways the Union can assist you…

5 Liabilities Three types of liabilities that agents can face during their duties are: 1.Administrative 2.Civil Lawsuits 3.Criminal (complaints, investigations, and possible criminal prosecution)

6 What is Administrative? Memorandums Memorandums Administrative investigation Administrative investigation IA interviews IA interviews Grievances Grievances Proposed discipline (suspension, termination (not for trainees, etc.) Proposed discipline (suspension, termination (not for trainees, etc.)

7 What is Civil Liab.? A person or entity files a civil suit in court and notes the agent as the defendant. In Civil Cases US Attorney (Agency) may decline to represent the agent based on the facts if not in their best interests.

8 What is Criminal Liab? When acting in the course in scope of duties and results in criminal charges being filed against the agent. When acting in the course in scope of duties and results in criminal charges being filed against the agent. Criminal Investigation Criminal Investigation Criminal Prosecution (Agents in Texas as example) Criminal Prosecution (Agents in Texas as example)

9 The Union Network Union has networked w/other Sectors (locals) and created and extensive Legal Services Coverage for the Agents. Gattey & Baranic LLP Gattey & Baranic LLP GB LLP GB LLP These firms handle Legal Representation for SD, ELC, Yuma & Tucson Sectors.

10 Union Network Cont. PORAC covers: Civil (if U.S attorney decline to represent the agent) Civil (if U.S attorney decline to represent the agent) Criminal Cases (where the allegation stem from duties that are within course and scope of job. Criminal Cases (where the allegation stem from duties that are within course and scope of job. Critical Incidents (24 Hrs/day, 7 days a week as union member) Critical Incidents (24 Hrs/day, 7 days a week as union member) Critical Incidents (OIS, Vehicle Pursuit, AD, etc.) Critical Incidents (OIS, Vehicle Pursuit, AD, etc.)

11 Administrative Liability Gattey & Baranic and Union handle the cases. Administrative Interviews (OIG, OIA, OPR, Sector Investigative Teams) Memorandums, discipline appeals, grievances, contract violations, etc

12 The Reality... Chances are at some time in your career with the Agency you will be involved in and incident or be witness or subject to an incident which may result in discipline, administrative investigation, critical incident or maybe civil/criminal lawsuit.

13 Cont.. In the situations mentioned Legal Coverage offered by the Union is invaluable b/c attorney are not cheap. Legal Services plan like insurance, pay for it with Union Dues but hope you never need it.

14 Cont. Contact your Lead Union Representative or any other representative at your Station for more information or to obtain an application to joint the Union. Visit our Local Union Website to keep up to date with important information. or


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