Sequester furloughs avoided for Customs and Border Protection

Sequester furloughs avoided for Customs and Border Protection

By Josh Hicks, Published: June 19, 2013 at 1:45 pmE-mail the writer

Congress has approved a plan to avoid furloughs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees during fiscal 2013, according to a Wednesday statement from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The announcement said CBP will also continue to pay for “administratively uncontrollable overtime,” which is given to Border Patrol agents who work irregular, unscheduled extra hours to fulfill their duties.

(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)