Agents in Texas have finally received something other agents have had for a very long time – stable work shifts. Agents will now be able to bid for 6-month shifts instead of the current rotating shifts.
“This change will have a major impact on officer safety and the morale of the Border Patrol agents working in Texas,” National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Vice President Shawn Moran told Breitbart Texas in an interview on Monday. “We have had agents injured and killed because of the previous rotating shifts. People will also be able to plan better for things like childcare and education.”
The change came about because of the work of the NBPC and acting Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello. “Vitiello is the epitome of a real leader,” Moran told Breitbart Texas. “His priorities are in the right place. He shows a good balance between accomplishing the mission and the care of his employees.”
Under the prior system, agents would rotate through different shifts. The changing of the shifts takes a toll on the workers, Moran said. “This will allow people to be on the same shift for six months,” he explained. “Agents can plan their lives better and are happier because they are working a shift they enjoy.”