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    Does anyone know how long it might take to get BI complicated?

    GEO LOC: JFK, NY
    Applied: 09/07
    CBP Test: 11/07
    NOR: Passed 94.
    Pre-Employment Forms: 02/08
    Qualifications: Completed 05/08 Qualified for GS-5 level
    Fitness: Completed/Passed
    Medical Exam: Medical requirements have been successfully completed.
    VBT: Completed/Passed
    Drug Test: Successfully Completed
    Background Investigation: Your case is in the security office.

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    • "so i see that some people received TOs that tested in March 08. I did not receive one... does that mean I am out of luck or do they stagger the TOs?"

      ec2749, I was wondering this too. I tested 3/15 and got a 94. My geo pref is Buffalo, but I have yet to receive anything in the mail or be in CASS. Anyone out there have any info?

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      • Originally posted by MRahman View Post
        Does anyone know how long it might take to get BI complicated?

        GEO LOC: JFK, NY
        Applied: 09/07
        CBP Test: 11/07
        NOR: Passed 94.
        Pre-Employment Forms: 02/08
        Qualifications: Completed 05/08 Qualified for GS-5 level
        Fitness: Completed/Passed
        Medical Exam: Medical requirements have been successfully completed.
        VBT: Completed/Passed
        Drug Test: Successfully Completed
        Background Investigation: Your case is in the security office.

        Complicated??? Do you mean completed? The usual response is 3 weeks to 3 months, if no problems arise.

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        • Originally posted by ec2749 View Post
          so i see that some people received TOs that tested in March 08. I did not receive one... does that mean I am out of luck or do they stagger the TOs?
          A two month wait between testing and a TO is damn near lightning fast for Uncle Sugar, IMO.

          TO's are issued based on location and your test score.

          Depending on where you are looking to go and what you've tested, you might be waiting another 18+ months before one shows up.

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          • Originally posted by Jess528 View Post
            "so i see that some people received TOs that tested in March 08. I did not receive one... does that mean I am out of luck or do they stagger the TOs?"

            ec2749, I was wondering this too. I tested 3/15 and got a 94. My geo pref is Buffalo, but I have yet to receive anything in the mail or be in CASS. Anyone out there have any info?
            A 94 for Buffalo is quite baffling, since it was a critical need area.

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            • IMO, don't read too much into the "critical need area" jargon.

              While it might increase one's overall chance of being hired, it probably won't matter much at all in influencing how fast an offer/employment occurs.

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              • Originally posted by stmichael View Post
                tigers2007, welcome to our world. 50 to 70 CBPO's depart the agency every two weeks. What does that tell you?
                Seriously? Is it the repetitive action of the job, politics or ???

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                • Originally posted by shawal16 View Post
                  A 94 for Buffalo is quite baffling, since it was a critical need area.
                  I know, it's quite upsetting. I tested in March and scored a 95 with Buffalo as my Geo Pref and I haven't heard anything either. I called the hiring center and they told me that only some of those that scored a 95 are receiving TO's during this round. I'm hoping they send a new set of TO's before the next test in June.

                  It's especially frustrating because Buffalo was listed as a critical need area.

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                  • Hang in there guys. It took me two years to get hired as CBPO but it was mainly due to the merger and creation of DHS. My vacancy at that time was for the Southwest Border (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California). For some reason they offered me the US Virgin Islands. Then at the last moment I got a call telling me I was going to Gerogia. Maybe things are different now, but be prepare to go where you are need it.

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                    • Originally posted by boguesm View Post
                      I know, it's quite upsetting. I tested in March and scored a 95 with Buffalo as my Geo Pref and I haven't heard anything either. I called the hiring center and they told me that only some of those that scored a 95 are receiving TO's during this round. I'm hoping they send a new set of TO's before the next test in June.

                      It's especially frustrating because Buffalo was listed as a critical need area.
                      They are testing in June? Is that official word or hearsay?

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                      • Originally posted by shawal16 View Post
                        They are testing in June? Is that official word or hearsay?
                        The lady on the phone at the Minneapolis Hiring Center center said that CBP was offering a new test in June. I have not heard about a June test from any other source. I just searched USA Jobs, as well as the CBP website and have not seen an announcement.

                        So to answer your question, I guess it's just Hearsay. I will call them in the morning to find out for sure.

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                        • I have a question regarding additional medical information being needed. I had to do some addition medical follow up with my doctor. My medical status is "referred to a specialist" in CASS. I was interested in finding out from anyone that had to do addition medical follow up, What was the time frame that it took until you heard about the results of your follow up info? I just picture my information sitting on desk piled up to the ceiling waiting to be reviewed...haha Thanks!
                          Last edited by Whiplash454; 05-28-2008, 01:59 PM.
                          GEO LOC: BUFFALO
                          Applied: 09/07
                          CBP Test: 11/07
                          NOR:11/07 - passed
                          Preemployment Forms: 02/08
                          Qualifications : Completed 05/08 Qualified for GS-5 level
                          Fitness : Completed/Passed 03/08
                          Medical Exam: taken 03/08 -Your file has been referred to a medical specialist
                          VBT : Completed/Passed 03/08
                          Background Investigation Completed : 03/08
                          Drug Test : 4/08 - Successfully Completed

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                          • Whiplash-- It took them about a week to review mine and take a decision.
                            But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

                            For the intelectually challenged: If the government screws the people enough, it is the right and responsibility of the people to revolt and form a new government.

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                            • Originally posted by kc12 View Post
                              Whiplash-- It took them about a week to review mine and take a decision.
                              Thanks, how did they contact you in regards to the results? Letter? Phone? CASS? Also I sent you a PM. Thanks!
                              GEO LOC: BUFFALO
                              Applied: 09/07
                              CBP Test: 11/07
                              NOR:11/07 - passed
                              Preemployment Forms: 02/08
                              Qualifications : Completed 05/08 Qualified for GS-5 level
                              Fitness : Completed/Passed 03/08
                              Medical Exam: taken 03/08 -Your file has been referred to a medical specialist
                              VBT : Completed/Passed 03/08
                              Background Investigation Completed : 03/08
                              Drug Test : 4/08 - Successfully Completed

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                              • Just received a call from a BI, I meet with him tomorrow afternoon. Other than tell the truth does anyone have any pointers?

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