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  • Hope everyone is doing well. I got an email from the help desk saying they are going to do new hire selections in the coming weeks.

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    • A300!
      A300! commented
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      Grey De Leon- A DHS poly is any poly given by an agency that falls under DHS such as CBP or ICE.

    • Grey De Leon
      Grey De Leon commented
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      A300! thought that referred to all DHS Poly, like from SS/USCG. But even so they are still done by OPM or DOD, unless the TS Clearance Poly isn't the same as the hiring one. Not sure how it works I've bee told the if you've had a background investigation/clearance or done a SF86 that it will be a factor is how it was conveyed.

    • A300!
      A300! commented
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      Grey De Leon- USSS or CG would still count since they are also under DHS. In any case, we will just need to wait and see what happens to truly know how they do things.

    • davidjbar
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      so yeah dont worry about missing the call, they most certainly dont expect people to stop their life and sit by their phone 24/7. They will leave a message and you can just call them back. Nothing to worry about, and it will be the same for the call with the official offer if and when it happens. Good luck

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    • Question for current or former FAMS. When they do your background check how important is your credit score ? Is that a defining factor and if it is how high does it need to be to still be considered ?

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      • Donutsncoffee
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        Pull your personal credit report and make sure you are transparent with your background. Honesty plays a huge role. Be prepared to explain why bills were left unpaid. Life happens - divorce, unexpected medical cost, and living expenses... or any matter that is valid...isn’t a reason to deny you... but let’s say you were living way outside your means and didnt take care of your finances... they may look at you as a risk. Just piggybacking off gkov.

      • HiFlyR
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        I'd say credit score is fairly important. It's not only used to check your debts, but also for the issuing of your government credit card. With FAMS especially the credit card is a big deal. It's probably one of very few agencies who use the government credit card on a daily basis. While you're reimbursed for your travel expenses, you are responsible for the payment of the credit card each month (at least when I was there reimbursement didn't go directly to the cc). It's why lots of FAMS will set up a separate bank account for their trip expenses and per diem money. Keeping separate travel vs. salary is important, because if it's all comingled in a joint account a spouse/partner may see it and spend it before you have a chance to pay your credit card. FAMS is pretty strict (as are all government agencies really) with making sure your government credit card is paid off monthly.

      • Janese062
        Janese062 commented
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        Thankyou all of you guys you’re answers helped a lot !

      • davidjbar
        davidjbar commented
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        I have been flying for a few years now and the credit check is important for several reasons. As others have said you will have a government credit card that you will use almost daily if you’re a flying FAM. The Agency would like to know that you are responsible with credit card usage. Also credit check is important to see if you’ve lied about or left out anything in your SF-86 that you may be trying to hide. Also the agency would like that you have your finances in order because by nature of our position FAMS are highly susceptible to bribes. On domestic flights we circumvent security which of course creates opportunities that some unscrupulous FAMS may take advantage of.

    • Has anyone heard from FAMS with a selection decision and conditional offer?

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      • Anthropologist
        Anthropologist commented
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        Appdin, I wonder how quickly the FAMS process with move after the COs are sent out to applicants. I can't see any agency moving faster than USSS has been lately (crazy fast).

      • Appdin
        Appdin commented
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        Anthropologist when I had my interview with the ASAC he said academy will start before the end of september due to the money being allocated and needing to be used before the end of the fiscal year

      • Anthropologist
        Anthropologist commented
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        Appdin, that isn't terrible as federal agencies go, but it is definitely a still a significant wait...

      • Appdin
        Appdin commented
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        Anthropologist Yeah he said latest by end of September, didnt give a specific month, it could potentially be earlier I suppose.

    • invertedPanda That is probably a good sign. I'm almost certain that I uploaded my SF-50 with the application.

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      • Just got an email stating congrats on completing the field assessment, it said selection is expected in the upcoming weeks

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        • MP08
          MP08 commented
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          Curious what field office did you interview for?

        • Appdin
          Appdin commented
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          I received that email about 2 weeks ago and several have said they got that email also a few weeks ago.

      • I interviews at WFO

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        • Interviewed

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          • Check your portals...just updated and I now have have a check mark over referred for selection and a star over selection decision

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            • Grey De Leon
              Grey De Leon commented
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              Saw the update, seems the calls will be coming in soon.

            • Appdin
              Appdin commented
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              Mine changed as well.

            • Anthropologist
              Anthropologist commented
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              My dashboard status changed too. Hopefully the calls will start going out next week. Good luck everyone!

            • A300!
              A300! commented
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              My status also changed. I sure hope we all get good news by the end of the month.

          • Mine changed as well. Good luck to you all and keep your head up regardless of what happens.

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            • Check your portal there should be an update.

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              • gkov
                gkov commented
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                i have a check mark

              • smokeybear83
                smokeybear83 commented
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                gkov Over Selection Decision?

              • NGPAPP
                NGPAPP commented
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                gkov you have a check mark over selection decision? You're a step ahead of me then

              • NGPAPP
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                Delete.....

            • Just waiting on that CO now. Calls probably will come from VA or DC area.

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              • Esco
                Esco commented
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                Calls will come from 571 or 703.

            • Any prior fams taking part in this hiring process?

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              • Esco
                Esco commented
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                I’m not. Enjoying my 1811 life. FAMS is awesome and I’ve heard things have gotten even better since I left. Travel, get paid and see the world.

            • Just got a check over Selection Decision, assuming calls going out starting next week.
              Last edited by Grey De Leon; 03-19-2021, 04:38 PM.

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            • I got a call and conditional offer thursday,
              for those that were wondering.

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