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  • Originally posted by Beecy View Post
    I very well could be wrong....but aren't many of the CBP's etc. automatically retired once 20 years is reached?
    No. Well..at least not for CBPO's. Other agencies may operate a bit differently(age waivers and such).

    First, it really isn't forced 20 year retirement. It's forced retirement at age 57. The only way to be automatically retired after 20 years is to enter at/about the age of 37(excluding age waivers).

    6C/12D(20 year retirement) came into existence in July of '08 for CBPO's. Every CBPO on board before then was grandfathered in and has no mandatory retirement.

    The short answer is that it won't be until 2028 when we'll see the first of the automatically retired CBPO's. Those would be the handful of people hired in late 2008 who were 37 or older at the time of their EOD date.

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    • Originally posted by barnaj View Post
      It seems to me it's only good news if you're applying for TSA.
      Might have to consider that after reading all this bad news about CBP's projected numbers.
      Geo Area: SFO/OAK
      Written: 08/23/08- 92 (87+5)
      NOR: 09/2008
      TO: 09/25/08
      Medical/Physical:10/08,09/09,10/09
      Drug Test: 11/2008
      Oral Board: 12/03/08
      BI: 03/12/2009 (Initiated 10/2008)
      Qualifications: 03/17/09
      Referred to TSU:03/19/09


      IEA Agent
      Geo Area: San Francisco County
      Written:05/26/09
      T.O.:08/28/09
      Pre-Employment Forms Sent To DSC: 09/11/09
      Medical/Fitness:11/02/09
      Interview:PASSED on 11/16/09

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      • Originally posted by anydaynow View Post
        Called TSU today. Was told there really isn't any hiring going on right now. Was told there was a November class being canceled. Also mentioned was the possible wait for congressional reconciliation on the new year's budget expenditures.

        The only good thing that was said was that they are basically reviewing priorities for future geographical placement. Anything and everything is speculation at best, I'm just looking for anything to latch on to. Been in TSU since January for Vermont?

        Anyone hear anything different?
        I just spoke to the CBP OJT trainer at JFK and he said things are very very slow. He does the training in NY and FL and was told by his superior that his next set of new hires will be next year some time.

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        • Hey everyone,

          I have a quick question off topic. Its becoming a big issue in my area as to whether Federal Officers should be granted Peace Officer Status. Alot of the Local Officers have spoken up loudly against granting Peace Officer Status to Federal Officers and its currently being debated in the Legislature as to whether a law should be made that would grant them this. I would like to know from current CBP officers their feelings about this.

          Just to give a little background on how this issue came up here...

          Last year an ATF agent stepped in during a domestic disturbance between a couple that lived in his building.The situation started when the female attempted to leave but her boyfriend blocked her car preventing her from leaving. The female then asked the ATF agent if he can give her a ride to the front gate. After the female got into the ATF agent's vehicle, the boyfriend attacked the vehicle (the boyfriend was armed with a flashlight which he used to strike the vehicle). . The ATF agent then pulled his weapon and shot the boyfriend. He later died The ATF agent was arrested and charged with murder. The Attorney General argues that the ATF has no local authority here and should not have gotten involved. That resulted in ATF pulling all their agents until they're granted peace officer status.

          Since i currently work at the Legislature and have applied to be CBP Officer, I am curious to know current Officers' feeling about this situation and how they think the local government shoud proceed.
          Last edited by usvi; 10-06-2009, 07:02 PM.

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          • Originally posted by barnaj View Post
            The TSU lounge.

            HAHA! I feel like the guy with his head down on most days!

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            • I also got the same e-mail today saying that there are no vacancies in my geographic location! BOOOO! Did anyone else get this e-mail?

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              • we all should have recieved that email.
                CBPO

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                • Originally posted by shortybop View Post
                  I just spoke to the CBP OJT trainer at JFK and he said things are very very slow. He does the training in NY and FL and was told by his superior that his next set of new hires will be next year some time.
                  I buy that. They know a general timeline for hiring. They are misleading us because they know it is going to take forever. I'm gonna bet 200-250 days TSU until hire if I'm lucky - I'm currently at like 128.

                  Going on my second Thanksgiving with no word. There would be three, but I filled out the app right after thanksgiving in 2007.
                  CBPO
                  GEO - NY/JFK
                  TEST - 03/08 (NOR: 04/08)

                  TO - 01/09
                  PE Forms - Completed
                  Fitness - Completed
                  VBT - 03/09 - Completed
                  Drug Screen - Completed
                  Qual - 05/09 - Completed
                  B.I. - 05/09 - Completed
                  Medical - 05/09 - Completed
                  TSU


                  EOD: ???
                  FLETC: ???

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                  • I did some research over the last couple of days...

                    Apparently the attrition rate for CBPO's has fallen to under 7% this year. It was about 9.5% in 2007. As far as "new hiring" goes, there are 85 new positions to be hired for in 2010.

                    What it means as far as I can tell is that the project hiring for FY10 is somewhere in the ball park of 1500. Roughly 31 classes. It looks like that 29 class figure is fairly accurate.

                    As far as I can tell, there are no projections for academy losses. With the new, tougher academy changes coming into play, I foresee higher FY10 academy attrition rates than those of FY09. Figure a 10% academy failure rate and that means roughly 3 more classes should be needed to be added to the program at the end to cover for those failures. There are still plenty of applicants who aim for the minimum standards and who spend far more time stuffing pizza into themselves in front of the TV rather than getting up and running 3 miles. If you really want to succeed, set lofty goals and get yourself into "good" shape.

                    Being that it's October, the fact that they'll probably add classes in June isn't likely to be much of a comfort to anyone, heh?
                    Last edited by merlin436; 10-07-2009, 02:33 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by usvi View Post
                          Hey everyone,

                          I have a quick question off topic. Its becoming a big issue in my area as to whether Federal Officers should be granted Peace Officer Status. Alot of the Local Officers have spoken up loudly against granting Peace Officer Status to Federal Officers and its currently being debated in the Legislature as to whether a law should be made that would grant them this. I would like to know from current CBP officers their feelings about this.

                          Just to give a little background on how this issue came up here...

                          Last year an ATF agent stepped in during a domestic disturbance between a couple that lived in his building.The situation started when the female attempted to leave but her boyfriend blocked her car preventing her from leaving. The female then asked the ATF agent if he can give her a ride to the front gate. After the female got into the ATF agent's vehicle, the boyfriend attacked the vehicle (the boyfriend was armed with a flashlight which he used to strike the vehicle). . The ATF agent then pulled his weapon and shot the boyfriend. He later died The ATF agent was arrested and charged with murder. The Attorney General argues that the ATF has no local authority here and should not have gotten involved. That resulted in ATF pulling all their agents until they're granted peace officer status.

                          Since i currently work at the Legislature and have applied to be CBP Officer, I am curious to know current Officers' feeling about this situation and how they think the local government shoud proceed.
                          According to rumor...and don't hold me to it...FLEO's gained Peace Officer status in NY because a group of FBI Agents observed something going down but otherwise did nothing beyond being "good witnesses". When the local PD arrived, the FBI agents ID'd themselves and reported on what they saw. The cops were annoyed that the agents stayed out of it, but the agents said that they had no authority to take action on state law under the circumstances. Supposedly that PO'd Mayor Koch to the point that he somehow got the law amended in NYS to give peace officer status to FLEO's.

                          As far as Peace Officer status goes for the average CBPO, I have mixed feelings on it. Yeah, it's nice to have. On the other hand, we operate under CBP policies. It's more or less irrelevant what Colorado, Maine, or Ohio calls me or authorizes me to do when it's Uncle Sugar who's cutting me the paycheck and calling the shots.

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                          • Also to consider...

                            http://careers.state.gov/specialist/...tml#howtoapply

                            This announcment closes 8 October at midnight. It's for a FS Diplomatic Security Special Agent. Chances are, most of us who qualified for CBP should qualify for this. Fill out some basic info, take a test online and see what happens. Takes about an hour... if you're bored... maybe give it a shot? Add it to the list?

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                            • Also to consider...

                              http://careers.state.gov/specialist/...tml#howtoapply

                              This announcment closes 8 October at midnight. It's for a FS Diplomatic Security Special Agent. Chances are, most of us who qualified for CBP should qualify for this. Fill out some basic info, take a test online and see what happens. Takes about an hour... if you're bored... maybe give it a shot? Add it to the list?

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