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  • Does anyone know at what point in the process they'll begin contacting your current employer? Could it be any time after e-Qip is forwarded to OPR, or is it usually later on (after polygraph)?

    I have a good relationship with my current boss and would like to give him a heads up before he gets a call from a BI or someone shows up at the office, but I'd also hate to tell him too early and have something not pan out.. thoughts?

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    • d2ep
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      They will contact your reference, co-works and current employer at the time of BI when they come to meet you. From what I have seen it is done after the Poly but with CBP you never know. I have BI in progress and I still haven't been scheduled for SI yet. lol

    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Ahh ok, as long as there's a bit of a heads up lol. I'll probably just wait until after the poly to let him know then

    • d2ep
      d2ep commented
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      Don't worry you BI will call you and tell you whom to call to give them heads up.

    • Jarymoly
      Jarymoly commented
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      After passing polygraph

  • Took my poly yesterday, polygraph examiner gave me a verval pass. Also stated if quality control wants me to take another one if I’m willing to retake. Waiting for an update on the app. The examiner was very professional and kind to me.

    Completed everything, my background has not cleared from opm it was submitted with a different cbp position but since I applied for cbpo, the drug test and background paperwork rolled over so just had to take the poly. Drug test shows as pass on the app. I am a gs9 applicant.

    Medical, fitness, si, and drug test completed. 63% on app. 1/18 applicant.
    Last edited by Reyes3058; 05-10-2018, 09:58 AM.

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    • N.N.
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      Congratulations!! That's a major step! May I ask which city you took the poly in? How long was it? If it was shorter, then it may be the new poly exam they're rolling out that supposedly is producing higher pass rates. It sounds like your experience as great compared to people have seen in the past. Maybe we're moving in the right direction.

    • C1sc0
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      Congratulations, glad to hear since mine is soon.

    • d2ep
      d2ep commented
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      Congrats!!

    • Mike924
      Mike924 commented
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      Congrats. For most, that is the worst part, so hopefully you're good to go!

  • Thanks! It was 4 hours in Long Beach, CA. It was short and very professional from the examiner. I’m pretty sure it was the new poly exam, I heard previously it was about 6-8? O.o, Waiting for update on the app, ready for the next steps!

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Baneblood best of luck to you! I read an article awhile back that they're hoping to implement the new poly across the board by this Summer, but they've been rolling it out slowly with a pilot program for over a year. I'd bet the chances of you getting the new one are good!

    • Steph631_
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      My poly was today and it was Definitely more than 3 to 4 hours. The polygrapher was definitely very professional though, wasn’t a horror story. I didn’t get an answer but I was asked if I would come back to retest if offered.

    • N.N.
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      Steph631_ that's odd you didn't get an answer, I think the examiner is supposed to give you a tenative pass/fail based on their own judgement.

    • Steph631_
      Steph631_ commented
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      N.N. Yea he never said “failed” or “pass” which has me even more nervous. I’m constantly checking the app and my email. I assume if I don’t hear back by end of this week I failed. Seems like those who pass hear back within a week or less.

  • How long did it take those that passed the polygraph to get an update on the app? Also those that failed, did you get an email or update on app? Thank you
    Last edited by Steph631_; 05-10-2018, 08:47 PM.

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    • FTO Sammich
      FTO Sammich commented
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      Happy to see you’re still around. I think mine was roughly a week after taking it.

    • Steph631_
      Steph631_ commented
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      FTO Sammich so nerve wrecking. Thanks. I’ll stalk my app a little more then normal now. Thanks.

  • Second time around the process for me.

    3 years ago I was qualified for GS-7 in Florida/Caribbean area. Had 100 with no vet points on the entrance exam...got all the way to the poly, and failed.

    I am 2 wins and 2 losses on polys now so of course that is what I am dreading when the time comes. Prior law enforcement and Army Veteran (don't qual for points though).

    Just got my NOR for the entrance exam and got a 95 qual for GS 7 this time around.

    Good luck to all those in the process. It's a heck of a ride.
    Florida/Caribbean 14-2 -- GS-07

    07/14 Applied to Florida/Caribbean 14-2
    08/14 Notified: qualification to take exam
    09/13/14 Written exam
    10/31/14 NOR 100 (No Vet Points)
    1/9/15 Notice of TS / Grade:GS-07
    2/4/15 Physical Exam and PFT1 PASSED
    2/6/15 Background Released to IA
    2/18/15 VBT/SI (Tampa) PASSED
    4/14/15 Polygraph (Tampa)
    4/30/15 Notified of unsuitable polygraph and removed from consideration

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Best of luck this time around! It sounds like they've been trying to improve the poly and supposedly it's showing better results. Hopefully you have a better experience this time!

  • Finally!!! SI scheduled for June 11th! Excited!!

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    • N.N.
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      Congrats!! It's funny how we've both been waiting, then both get scheduled within a day of each other. Makes me wonder if they just do this scheduling in waves ha!

    • d2ep
      d2ep commented
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      I know right! But emailing the each unit does help. I think they see your file and move you on the top for scheduling. I am just glad I am moving along lol

    • Eron
      Eron commented
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      Nice man! What location did they schedule you in?

    • d2ep
      d2ep commented
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      Newark. NJ

  • I’m 17-6 and I signed on for Nogales Arizona, which is apparently really in need of people right now. I met with my bi coming up on 3 months now and I haven’t heard anything. I’ve also signed the provisional clearance but still haven’t had anything happen. I wonder what’s going on with my application

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    • d2ep
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      Try emailing here this is the email for For Applicants Pending Training and EOD Scheduling You can get this from your app under contact.
      [email protected]

      Hope this helps.

    • Xxvalentino34xx
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      There is no email for the background investigator that I’m aware of, and I’m not on the scheduling phase yet because of the drug test sadly. If you email they drug test they just tell you when it comes up in the system is when you’ll take the drug test

    • Jones415
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      Xxvalentino34xx Email your case manager. They will likely not have an answer for you, or give you a generic response, but it still might move it forward.

    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      I'm really confused why seemingly multiple people who signed Provisional Clearance Forms are being held up with the BI stage. I thought the whole point of going the provisional route was to allow you to EOD while your BI was still in progress.

  • Got a call from the poly examiner and confirmed that my exam is good to go and cleared the quality control unit.happy to hear that...moving on to ge next steps now. Update on app should be soon according to them.

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    • d2ep
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      Awesome!! Congrats!!!

    • raudy06
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      congrats, thats good to hear.

  • Polygraph turn green today! I’m at 75% complete, don’t have to redo drug test because I did it recently for a different Cbp position. Wooooo!

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    • d2ep
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      NICE!! Cograts!!! you are almost there!

    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Congrats!! That's great that you only had to wait a few days from the exam to confirmed pass as well! Maybe they are finally improving the poly experience!

  • Meeting with BI on Monday. Even though I already have EOD date, I'm guessing its not set in stone until BI approves.
    CBPO 19-6
    03/31/2019 - Reapplied
    Had to retake fitness test
    09/27/2019 - EOD Philadelphia
    10/15/2019 - FLETC

    CBPO 17-6

    03/01/2017 - Applied
    04/20/2017 - Medical
    05/18/2017 - PFT-1
    08/18/2017 - SI
    02/02/2018 - Polygraph - Inconclusive
    03/03/2018 - 2nd Polygraph - Pass
    04/06/2018 - Re-submitted eqip
    04/17/2018 - Eqip released to OPR
    04/25/2018 - Drug Test
    04/25/2018 - Referred to TSU
    05/07/2018 - The call
    05/14/2018 - BI interview
    06/22/2018 - EOD
    07/09/2018 - FLETC
    08/14/2018 - Resigned

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      That's the perk of going the provisional clearance route. I wouldn't worry though, I haven't heard of anyone getting this far in the process and not clearing their background. Particularly after passing the poly.

  • I have a question. Once you’re in Academy in brunswick, are you given any # of days of absence? Or will they grant you to take off for a day to attend a family wedding from an immediate relative ?

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    • Baneblood
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      No, you have the weekends and federal holidays.

  • Got a verbal pass from my SI today ... at what point do they reach out to references and employer ?
    I can, I must, I will !

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Congrats! How was your SI experience? Most people seem to say it's much easier than you'd think.

      I asked the same thing about them contacting employers, and several people told me your BI will reach out to you before they contact anyone else and that usually won't happen until after the poly stage.

    • blackraiin
      blackraiin commented
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      Even though there is an initial “vetting process” first you need to pass your poly but with that said ...

      Investigators will reach out ‘after’ you’ve met with the B.I. that is assigned to you. He/She will contact other B.I. in other states if you’ve lived/worked apart from your current HOR (if OPR has questions on a particular part of your SF-86).

      If much time wasn’t elapsed between the first time your SF-86 was filled out to when it comes time to do your SF-86 again (Background Investigation) and OPR doesn’t have any questions. Once you pass your poly you might be in luck and not even meet with a B.I. at all. This here is all hopes that you ain’t got no questionable debts or foreign contacts etc etc ...
      Last edited by blackraiin; 05-14-2018, 06:26 PM.

  • It was okay in at 8 am out by 11 there was a group of us at the same time .. they put us all in a waiting room and then they call one by one
    I can, I must, I will !

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    • blackraiin
      blackraiin commented
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      I also took my S.I. in Newark and even though I won’t and can’t say that every individuals experience is/will be the same. Those guys conducting the interviews aren’t trying to fail anyone (in my opinion) unless you’re a royal ‘F up’ during the interview. I had a good experience.

    • Josel1992
      Josel1992 commented
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      I agree in my opinion they actually try to help you

    • d2ep
      d2ep commented
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      @ Josel & blackrain thank you very much for the input.
      BTW where did you guys park? Is there parking garage or anything near by?

    • Josel1992
      Josel1992 commented
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      There is a paTaking garage nearby there was an event yesterday parking was $30 I don’t know if that’s the everyday price but I parked on the meter which had expired and luckily I didn’t get a ticket however someone there told me they found a meter that takes up to 6 hours

  • Got an email and phone call from the adjudicator assigned to my background, hopefully the decision is quick

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    • blackraiin
      blackraiin commented
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      @EnforcetheLawBro how long has it been since the B.I. assigned to your investigation submitted your file for final review ?

    • EnforceTheLawBro
      EnforceTheLawBro commented
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      I me with my BI on January 2nd. I have no idea when it was submitted. I was never notified.

    • DallyDallington
      DallyDallington commented
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      Update: got a notice of proposed action letter this morning. Have to write them back explaining details of "derogatory behavior" in my background. Nothing related to drugs or alcohol or any crime other than minor employee theft that happened over 5 years ago lol this is petty

    • blackraiin
      blackraiin commented
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      ok, some applicants had verbal notification from the BI assigned to do the investigation of when the file would be completed and sent up for final adjudication. Thought maybe you’d have had that type of communication also. I’m just trying to gauge my own situation based off other members process ...

  • Originally posted by DallyDallington View Post
    Got an email and phone call from the adjudicator assigned to my background, hopefully the decision is quick
    Please do share, but only if possible.

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