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  • Got my TSL for 18-11 VRA, GS-9. Orignally applied for 17-9 GS7 for Blaine. My test scores carried over, I'm assuming everything else will as well. I read that you have to retake if you took the test before July 31.
    17-9 GS7, Blaine
    Applied: 7/31/17
    Exam NOR: 8/21/17
    Medical: 9/21/17, More documents needed emailed 3/21/18
    Fitness: 9/28/17
    SI: 4/24/18
    Poly: 5/16/18 - Pass June 19
    Medical cleared: 7/26/18
    Reapplied 18-11 VRA selected for GS9
    BI:Found unsuitable 8/23/18
    Drug:??
    EOD:??

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    • JJ221
      JJ221 commented
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      GS-9 doesn't have an entrance exam requirement

    • epesguerra
      epesguerra commented
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      JJ221, ok, just read the NOR, it's for a GS7, I put in for a GS7 as well so it still carried over.

      My selection is for GS9 though, I didn't get a TSL for a GS7.

  • Has anyone ever sent an email to the poly team requesting info/updates and actually gotten a response? I've reached out to them 2-3 times over the past few months and they haven't replied once. Kind of wonder if it's even a real email address...

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    • N.N.
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      epesguerra, scheduling questions. Maybe they just ignore everyone that submits questions like those...

    • goknights
      goknights commented
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      I emailed them asking a question about going over my e-QIP with the examiner and I received a response

    • JJ221
      JJ221 commented
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      goknights What email address did you use?

    • goknights
      goknights commented
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      [email protected]

      This was the email I used regarding the polygraph

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    17-10 CBPO
    08/03/17 - Applied
    08/10/17 - Entrance Exam
    08/22/17 - NOR
    09/14/17 - e-QIP submitted
    09/16/17 - e-QIP Rejected/Resubmitted
    10/09/17 - Fitness Exam
    10/17/17 - Medical Exam
    11/30/17 - SI
    12/05/17 - Further Medical information Requested
    05/07/18 - Medical Cleared
    06/15/18 - Polygraph
    7/06/18 - NOR Polygraph Pass
    7/08/18 - e-QIP Recertification
    7/20/18 - Met with BI
    08/16/18 - 2nd meeting with BI
    11/04//18 - Background Cleared
    11/06/18 - Drug Test
    12/04/2018 EOD
    12/19/2018 - FLETC

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    • After getting out of the military, I briefly worked at a vets office, it was a terrible work environment and I ended up giving my notice and quitting the same day. Does anyone have any experience with a situation like that? Would that kind of thing disqualify you from the clearance or affect your background check? I know all of my COs from 6 years in the military would give me a stellar recommendation, but now I’m stressing over this dumb job that I had and a bad recommendation to my BI.

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      • d2ep
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        If you left on your terms then I do not see as a problem. I do not know if you met your BI yet or not. But they would give you some kind of a hint when they ask you why you left or if you left on your own terms or not. They want to know if you got fired or not and if you did why. From my experience. I never got fired but all the jobs I did in past he kept asking me if I left on my terms and which I did.

      • goknights
        goknights commented
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        I’ve left two jobs while going through this hiring process. The only thing my background investigator wanted to know if they would say anything bad about me, which I said no. I think you’ll be just fine
        Last edited by goknights; 08-14-2018, 01:01 PM.

      • DP23
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        It was a kid on the Delphi forums asking about being fired from a job for conduct detrimental & the guy who runs it says investigators only want to confirm if you worked at the dates you listed. They don't ask about anything in your file etc, my job told me themselves when filling out work verifications they don't disclose anything in my file. I think you'll be fine stop stressing it.

    • Got an email that my background investigation went from personnel security to pending final adjudication this morning. I never met with an investigator. Wonder reapplying for GS9 VRA announcement expedited the process somehow.

      I also used the same references I had on my previous eqip 3 years ago for a DOD position, maybe they got hold of the investigator that worked my BI from that position.
      17-9 GS7, Blaine
      Applied: 7/31/17
      Exam NOR: 8/21/17
      Medical: 9/21/17, More documents needed emailed 3/21/18
      Fitness: 9/28/17
      SI: 4/24/18
      Poly: 5/16/18 - Pass June 19
      Medical cleared: 7/26/18
      Reapplied 18-11 VRA selected for GS9
      BI:Found unsuitable 8/23/18
      Drug:??
      EOD:??

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      • Dr.Andromeda
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        epesguerra That's highly probable. I heard from my recruiter that not everyone meets with their BI, I guess it just depends on who the person is. Best of luck to you.

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        I haven't spoken to my investigator yet but they havr started contacting my references. I figured they would interview me first. But they went straight to the references. We will see how long this takes. I guess emailing and keeping on their but got them rolling or just the timing. I've been waiting since June. I was told investigators were backlogged as well, so I'm sure that had an impact.

    • I got the call today! FINALLY after waiting a week to get their call again after missing the first one. BP called me first. I told the lady that I was going more towards Customs but we still went over dates and locations. Two minutes after that call I received the call from Customs. I chose Nogales. I EOD Nov 27. FLETC Dec 12.
      Anyone else EOD same date? Trying to find classmates/coworkers.
      18-2 DH
      11/28/17 - Applied
      12/14/17 - Entrance Exam
      1/11/18 - Med Exam
      1/20/18 - e-QIP submitted
      2/7/18 - Fitness Test
      3/9/18 - e-QIP Rejected/Resubmitted
      3/21/18 - e-QIP Released to OPR
      4/19/18 - SI
      5/22/18 - 1st Poly (rescheduled)
      7/19/18 - 2nd Poly (verbal pass)
      7/24/18 - NOR Poly(pass) & e-QIP Recert.
      7/26/18 -Drug Test
      7/30/18 - e-QIP released to OPR
      8/1/18 - TSU email
      8/2/18 - Investigator Email
      08/18 & 10/18 - BI Meet
      01/18/19- EOD- Nogales
      02/05/19 - FLETC
      Signed for Provisional Clear.

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      • vik2500
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        dbnicole congrats on the call! i eod to my port on the same day as you, and i report to flect on 12/12, I'm guessing we are in the same class, just going to different ports

        my bf is bp, which is what i wanted, but he preferred me to go customs, the whole 100 mile radius rule but i ended taking a poe thats still 100miles away lol. see you at the academy! ps. i hear the academy in GA is way better than artesia.

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        What makes Georgia academy better than Artesia? I'm just curious. Don't know much about either.

      • Dr.Andromeda
        Dr.Andromeda commented
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        Hal29 for one, Artesia, NM is a whole lot of desert. Plus, it's strictly BP and Air Marshals (if I'm not mistaken). Don't gotta worry about rattlesnakes in Glynco

      • dbnicole
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        Hal29 artesia is strictly BP. CBP goes to Glynco

    • Stupid question, what’s “EOD”? The only EOD I know it Explosive Ordance Disposal Lol...

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      • raudy06
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        MrAce you are supposed to enter on duty at your port, for around 2-3 weeks for (paperwork, meeting with Hr, get familiar with your site etc) then after that you get shipped out to the academy.

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        So do you go straight to academy after eod or is there a break in between the two?


        So basically you have to pack all your stuff for the academy when you leave for your eod? Gotcha.
        Last edited by Hal29; 08-15-2018, 05:39 PM.

      • raudy06
        raudy06 commented
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        Hal29 i dont think so, someone here a couple of post up got the call. EOD nov 27 AND flect DEC 12. someone correct me if im wrong.

      • dbnicole
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        Usually have one day to travel to academy from eod. But that travel is paid for to academy. Travel to your port for eod is not paid for

    • Did my s.i. And my finger print this morning. That was too easy. Ill see how long its gonna take to updae on cass

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      • DP23
        DP23 commented
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        MrAce My interview & fingerprints was 35 minutes from signing in to signing out. I got there 3 hours before my SI & they loved that but didn't come get me until my scheduled time.

      • cs333
        cs333 commented
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        MrAce all depends how many other ppl are scheduled for it I did mine with like 15 people thankfully i was like 4th to be interviewed still was there for probably 2.5 hrs

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        I got lucky. I was the only one there for my si. Showed up about 30 minutes. Whole process for me was about an hour. 30 minutes for si and sat and waited before taking finger prints. But I got to see an officer take down and clean an AR riffle while I waited.

      • Hou33guy
        Hou33guy commented
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        Pass email today ayeeee lol

    • Got the call today! EOD 01/18/19 @ JFK

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      • raudy06
        raudy06 commented
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        congrats man, I'm 18-3 JFK, been waiting for my poly since may 5. Im hoping I eod early next year.

      • cs333
        cs333 commented
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        raudy06 guess JFK is backlogged on poly hopefuly you hear something soon

      • raudy06
        raudy06 commented
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        yeah man , they told 2-3 months at the SI, i just passed the 3 month mark on the 5th so hoping to hear from them soon. cs333

      • cs333
        cs333 commented
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        raudy06 unfortunately i have little faith in there timelines since everytime ive gotten an answer it hasnt been accurate lol

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      • Has anyone had to take psychological evaluation for CBP and if so we're you able to go thru the VA?

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        • Hou33guy
          Hou33guy commented
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          More info? Im at 70% va, so im nervous too, waiting on medical to send me something to go to va and start getting stuff sign off

        • epesguerra
          epesguerra commented
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          $hakeNbake, I have 10% for mild depression from 2007, was able to see a VA phyc but he wouldn't sign off the CBP form, he said I need a forensic psyc eval and they don't offer this at the VA. So I paid out of pocket to see a priate practitioner. It only cost me around $250. Having insurance might help.
          Last edited by epesguerra; 08-15-2018, 09:57 AM.

        • N.N.
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          I ended up getting a request for a mental health evaluation from literally just 4-5 counseling sessions I had years ago when I was in school over just a few months. I ended up finding a mental health professional who completed everything at a pretty reasonable cost. She wasn’t a physiologist or physiatrist, but she is a licensed mental health professional who’s qualified to identify/diagnose mental illnesses and deficiencies. Hopefully it’s good enough for CBP.

        • Hou33guy
          Hou33guy commented
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          30% for depression thats secondary to tinnitus, havnt seen him in well over a yr and i set up a appt for next month to close the sections of how my life going. So if he close it out before i even get the paperwork from cbp to get a sign off i should be golden

      • Hal29 , the location. Aretesia is in the middle of nowhere and the closest city is roswell. It’s a small town with not much to do on the weekends, and smells like cow poop. You’re there to study and graduate but after a few weeks of it, you kinda want out lol, my bf and his friends would drive out to roswell to just get away for a few hours. The academy in GA is surrounded by tourist locations, they have some pretty good places to eat that deliver to your room & the running trails are nice. The shuttle there takes to you a few more places than in aretesia. THe shuttle there only took them to Walmart & on occasion there was a all day trip to roswell. He ended up getting his truck about a month into the academy, just so he would have a way of getting around. Even the rooms in GA have more things than they had in aretesia. Hes been to both fletcs and hes definitely jealous I get to go to GA

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        • Hal29
          Hal29 commented
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          I get that Artesia is for bp and glynco is for cbp. I was referring to the training. As for differences.

        • vik2500
          vik2500 commented
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          Hal29 CBP focuses more on the law aspect. They just changed the length of the BP academy to 6 months. they are making spanish mandatory , and i believe with CBP you can test out of it and not have to stay for the spanish classes. PT is 10x more difficult for BP than CBP, I've had a friend go to both academies and they said BP was way more demanding on that aspect.

          with BP they are also getting training on ATVs, first-aid training , and a few other things that i don't believe CBP is currently doing. i know both academies are having the trainees go thru the oc spray certification and taser certification.

        • merlin436
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          Border Patrol currently has a 117 training day academy, that includes Spanish. OFO has a 89 training day academy, not including Spanish. Including Spanish, It's a 119 day training day academy. Most former PAs I've talked to have said the BP academy is far more physically difficult and the OFO academy is marginally more academically difficult.

          The BP is much more Testosterone driven, youth driven, fitness driven, law enforcement driven mission and applicant-base. OFO tends towards an older, more experienced/more educated, more regulatory/administrative/public service mission and an older/female/minority applicant base.

          Almost 90% of the BP is on the southern border and very few positions exist in major urban areas. OFO has less than 30% on the southern border and thousands of positions in major urban areas.

          The pay is roughly equal between the two positions. Larger ports tend to pay more than the BP...and smaller ports tend to pay less.

      • Anyone else around the same timeline? CASS just updated to 25%, moving along haha.

        CBPO 18-9
        Applied: June 13, 2018
        Entrance Exam: June 15, 2018
        Exam Notice of Results: June 25, 2018 PASSED
        Tentative Selection Letter: July 11, 2018
        EQIP Submitted July 27th, 2018
        Fitness July 27th, 2018 PASSED
        Medical August 2nd, 2018
        EQIP Resubmitted August 2nd, 2018
        Structured Interview SCHEDULED August 16th, 2018

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        • Tremellio
          Tremellio commented
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          Goodluck on your SI tomorrow! Be Confident!!

        • Bost617
          Bost617 commented
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          Tremellio thanks!

        • DP23
          DP23 commented
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          Stay calm & be confident in your answers.

      • Hi guys, I need to schedule my PFT1 now, however, I found the available dates won't work for me. So, I called the appointment center, they told me if I need any date later than the available dates, then they have to cancel the test, and refer back to Homeland Security. They will decide if they offer me extension or not. Did anyone deal with similar situation? Will they normally offer extension or not?

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        • duocbpo
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          N.N. thank you so much for your information and advice!

        • N.N.
          N.N. commented
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          duocbpo absolutely glad to help! This process is definitely an experience, when CBP wants something from you, they give you tight deadlines and not a lot of flexibility. But then on the opposite side of the coin, you'll be waiting literally for months to hear back from them lol.

        • I’m a ninja
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          When I tried to pick a different date from the ones they gave me they told me there’s a chance I would have to start the process all over again if I can’t make it. I didn’t wanna take that chance so I went on the date they gave me. Try your best to make it is my advice to you.

        • MrAce
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          Extension? No way. Needs to be done within 10 days after the email is sent. I had a vacation scheduled all the available days so they were nice enough to schedule me in the state I was vacationing in... still 1 hour and 40 mins away from the hotel and right in the middle of my vaca lol

      • After missing my SI last month and having to reapply and schedule a new date, I have to say it wasn't at all what I expected. Now we wait!
        CBPO 18-11
        Preferred Duty Location: El Paso, TX
        5/04/18: Exam
        5/09/18: NOR
        6/29/18: Fitness Test
        6/29/18: Medical Evaluation
        7/02/18: Fitness Cleared
        7/05/18: Medical Cleared
        7/13/18: E-QIP Submitted
        8/07/18: E-QIP Rejected & Resubmitted (Added FS-545)
        8/13/18: E-QIP Rejected & Resubmitted (Added Documentation of Mother's Citizenship)
        8/15/18: E-QIP Released to OPR
        8/15/18: Structured Interview & Fingerprints
        3/10/19: Polygraph

        Drug Test: Pending

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        • Tremellio
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          N.N. haha I was sweating as I walked into the building but then a few officers passed by and made some short conversation & I felt better lol. I have a feeling I'll get scheduled for my Poly within the next 30 days. (If I could wink, I would ha)
          Last edited by Tremellio; 08-15-2018, 02:13 PM.

        • cs333
          cs333 commented
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          @tremillo hopefully man you do. Looks like almost everyones looking at a 3 month wait unfortunately. Where'd you apply?

        • Tremellio
          Tremellio commented
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          cs333 I know. The reality of this process is horrible, slow and everlasting. I coached Little League Football for 5 years with a CBP Supervisor. He hit me up in June and told me the El Paso area was hurting for officers and to apply for El Paso. It's been smooth sailing so far. I'm definitely trying to move out of Houston and back home to EP. 2 years in Houston has been too long for me. smh

        • Hal29
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          Hmmmmm....i didn't realize el Paso was hurting that bad. I know it was originally on my announcement but then they took it down. My recruiter told me it was available but only for a few weeks. I don't see it as a vacancy anymore. Interesting. That was one of my desired areas.

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