Department of Homeland Security clamping down on overtime pay

In the border battle, the Department of Homeland Security says it will save millions of taxpayer dollars by clamping down on the amount of overtime Border Patrol agents are allowed to work.

DHS is in the process of changing its overtime system for agents after a whistleblower exposed the fact that some employees abuse the overtime pay system.

The new system is expected to save 100 million taxpayer dollars. Border Patrol agents will choose their level of overtime, which will be built into the agent's base salary.

The agents aren't happy about the new system though, because many feel like they will still work more than they get paid for.

The Border Patrol Council is now pushing for raises.

Border Patrol has a tough time retaining agents and recruiting new ones. With the new system, salaries will be more predictable, which they're hoping will draw prospective agents.
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