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  • Met with the BI today, passed the poly August 16th. Any word on what happens next??

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    • Moloaay
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      You have just to wait for you Background to be cleared
      It’ takes from 4 months to 18 months based on you case.
      But I have seen the gaverage between 5 months to 9 months .
      Very few applicants were cleared whithin a couple of months

  • Hi all, question for anyone. I EOD in Seattle this month. Just out of curiosity, if I decide in some years to transfer to a SWB port, would I ( as a non-spanish speaking person) not be able to transfer because I don't speak Spanish? Or would I go back to FLETC for Spanish? How does this work.

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    • JMontero
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      Maybe im wrong but i think you have to take a spanish course in flect even if you are not going to station swb

    • solo1
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      JMontero Jones415 only certain posts need to spend the extra time.in the FLETC to learn spanish others dont have to.

    • merlin436
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      A person would relocate without attending formal Spanish training. Such person probably would have to pick up some sort of Spanish proficiency while working at the job.

    • Jones415
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      Thanks! So it sounds like it is possible, but probably in my best interest to know some basic Spanish.

  • Originally posted by V_AntCBP View Post
    Any DH is for the SWB, they will negotiate with you for locations in SWB, lol, I'm in the same boat with you Hal29
    Yeah, I was just curious though because mine said DH with location negotiable. Not sure with that, that they would give me more options for the swb.

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    • Hal29
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      I feel ya man. I'm 12 months and just met with my bi investigator yesterday. Who knows how much longer it will take before I get the call. I just talked to him again this morning to clarify an employment date. He is submitting my file today. So we will see where it will go. Contact them again. Contact medical division or a recruiter. I kind of want to go to Arizona myself. Change of scenery but then I wouldn't mind the gulf as I am big into fishing so I wouldn't mind brownsville.

    • Hal29
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      Raudy good luck on poly. Just make sure you get plenty of sleep and eat before. Just be honest and you'll fine.

    • OzoneWarrior2016
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      I was DH 17-10 and I turned down the offer and replied for 18-9 location negotiable. I’m at 100% in CASS in 9 months. I think each individual case is different which reflects their hiring timeline.

    • douglasgene1
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      Hal29
      ive spoke to many of CBPO'S at DFW airport, they said they are hurting for people. Plus DFW has McKinney freight yard, Alliance Airport (air freight ), DFW airport and field offices in fort worth and dallas. Ive talked to people with rank on their chest and they said if you want it ask for it cause their is always spots open.

  • Are we able to negotiate our duty location again ? When I applied back in FEB I put down something completely different then where I now would like to be. Am I stuck ?

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    • Amyymoreno
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      Please let me know what you find out!

    • JJ221
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      If you applied to a "location negotiable" announcement, they will give you more options when you receive "the call"

    • HHIsland
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      I haven't heard back yet...but my announcement was DH location negotiable...is it possible to still choose other locations?

    • JJ221
      JJ221 commented
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      HHIsland No, you "negotiate" when you receive the call. You can't change the locations on your application once it's submitted. Applicants put down a certain location and change their mind all the time. They will give you multiple options, not just the one you selected when you applied
      Last edited by JJ221; 09-07-2018, 03:56 PM.

  • Ive been reading these posts for a while and I finally figured I'd share my progress! The end is near hopefully!

    Timeline: CBPO 18-2, location negotiable

    75% completed
    11/28/17: Exam
    12/13/17: NOR
    12/29/17 EQIP Submitted
    1/08/18: Medical Exam
    1/16/18: Medical Cleared
    1/30/18: Fitness Test
    2/08/18: Fitness Cleared
    2/14/18: EQIP released to OPR
    3/20/18: SI (Miami International Airport)
    3/21/18: NOR SI
    5/25/18: Polygraph (Inconclusive)
    8/09/18: 2nd Polygraph (verbal pass)
    8/14/18: Polygraph NOR
    8/17/18: Re-certified EQIP
    8/20/18: EQIP re-released to OPR
    8/30/18: Drug Screening
    8/30/18: Referred to TSU (submitted OF-306 Form same day)
    9/5/18: OF-306 uploaded to personnel file
    9/06/18: Met with BI (other investigators have already contacted my references about a week prior)
    9/7/18: Drug test in CASS shows a pass
    ?????: EOD
    ?????: FLETC
    Last edited by cepstein93; 09-07-2018, 11:30 AM.

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    • N.N.
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      Welcome to the site! And congrats on a pretty smooth process overall! I'm just a little bit after you at 18-5 DH, I've fallen into some sort of abyss with the process though. Passed my SI nearly 100 days ago and haven't heard any news regarding my poly.

    • Hal29
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      Nice. I'm just waiting on drug test. My investigator submitted my file two days ago so now I'm just waiting. Hopefully I hear something soon. I'm 17-11

    • JMontero
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      Hey congrats, you will probably get the call sometime next week. I got call 3 days after my drug test, start thinking where you would like to be station soo you could skip the 24hr period they give you and avoid a headache the next day praying they call you lol

  • Today I sent an email to 3 different inboxes requesting to be withdrawn from consideration for announcements:
    18-1
    18-3 (VRA)
    18-4 (DH)

    Med team received by doc's 17 weeks ago and, unfortunately, not cleared me yet.
    Show must go on... they say.

    I accepted a TO for CBP/OFO (non-LEO).
    This new job requires a lower-level BI, without the polygraph.

    I heard it's SOP for OPR to conduct a higher-level investigation for a candidate if other lower-level BI are requested.
    My HR specialist agreed.

    That being said, the BI for CBP-O would hold me from getting reciprocity for this new job based on an T3 investigation done 04/16.
    Good luck everyone!
    18-1:

    11/08/17 Referral email
    11/13/17 eQIP package submitted
    11/21/17 Medical exam done.
    12/07/17 Fitness exam done, passed.
    12/13/17 Medical updated: Further eval...
    01/12/18 Credit Report pulled
    01/16/18 eQIP re-released to OPR
    01/23/18 SI scheduled.
    02/14/18 SI interview
    02/16/18 NOR SI: Passed
    03/13/18 Med-review team sent me forms
    05/17/18 Med review received all doc's
    09/07/18 Application withdrawn
    03/17/19 EOD (same agency, different job)

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    • N.N.
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      ..........
      Last edited by N.N.; 09-07-2018, 10:48 PM.

  • I know tons of people have issues with the Polly, but JD anyone here run into any issues during the BI?

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    • So typically how long after bi is submitted do hear anything further. Like getting the call or drug test? My bi was submitted by my investigator and wondering what is next and how long?

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      • Hal29
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        Huh. He said they should start contacting me shortly. We will see. I won't wait another year. I'm going on 13 months now. I see people go well below a year. When I talked to him he said backgrounds typically take 3-4 months and he said he has already been working on mine for over 3. So we will see.

      • Jgonz383
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        Hal29 It’s been 10 months for me but half of that time I was in school and I recently graduated college this past may. BI told me that this process has been moving pretty fast for me so I’ll be getting contacted soon. His investigation on me only took a few days.

      • Mf821
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        BI submitted his paperwork July 25th for me, Aug 26th I cleared background. Been waiting for drug test since. I'm BPA applicant even though it makes no difference.

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        Yeah he told me that the majority of it was gathering information. But I'm three days he contacted neighbors, employment checks, reference checks and submitted. Met on Tuesday and submitted Wednesday. Said my interview was the closing of my bi before submitting. Spent most time on sf-86

    • What is the policy of tobacco use at the academy? Can you smoke/dip?

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    • Hello
      how is the day at the academy
      do we run every day
      what do we do at the preacademy

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      • New here... just wanting to stay up to date with everyone else that's applied to the Border Patrol and CBP.


        July 8- Applied for BPA DH 18-10
        July 9- Written exam
        July 25- NOR written exam (rating 86)
        August 7- TSL received
        August 13- eQIP submitted
        August 16- Fitness and medical exams
        August 17- Background submitted to OPR
        August 20- Fitness test results (pass)
        September 25- Structured interview


        So far, everything seems to be moving along at a fairly quick pace. I'm still awaiting the results from my medical exam. I guess as soon as I receive the results from the interview, I'll just need to complete the polygraph and drug test and I'm good to go.

        Is there anyone else on here that applied for DH 18-10?

        and is my process moving quickly or is this typical? I'd love to hear more of what's to come..

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        • solo1
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          8 months in still at 38 waiting for medical to clear any year now.

        • N.N.
          N.N. commented
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          Mf821 the issue is, there just doesn’t seem to be any standards or accountability in place for the hiring wing of CBP. Somebody posted a CBP report from 3 years ago that said they were “addressing/improving” some of the biggest delays in the hiring process, specifically medical review delays and the wait for poly scheduling. Fast forward 3 years and literally nothing has changed, in fact, some aspects have even gotten worse. CBP is in a hiring crisis and ports are in desperate need of new officers/agents, but it still regularly takes the Hiring Center YEARS to get people thru the process. I know a lot of people blow it off by saying “that’s the government”, but even from a taxpayer’s perspective, the speed at which this process happens is ridiculous. If immigration and border security is at the top of his agenda, the President really needs to step in and demand change with CBP’s hiring process.
          Last edited by N.N.; 09-09-2018, 11:38 AM.

        • Bost617
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          Bpeace2 I’m 18-9 if you’re interested in my timeline
          I’m at 50 % in CASS
          June 13 - Applied
          June 15th Exam
          June 25th NOR (pass)
          July 10th TSL
          July 19th EQIP submitted
          July 27th EQIP resubmitted
          July 27th Fitness (pass)
          August 2nd Medical (pass)
          August 2nd EQIP rejected & resubmitted
          August 16th SI & Finger Printing
          August 17th SI NOR (pass)
          August 20th EQIP released to OPR

        • douglasgene1
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          This may be a dumb question, but what is OPR?

      • Hey all, first time poster in this sub, so I figured I'd share my unique experience with the CBP hiring process.

        I attended CBP's first (from what I was told) Expedited Hiring Expo in Irving, TX a few weeks ago. Over the course of two days I knocked out the written exam (math section was rough--I loathe math), the PT test, the medical evaluation, the structured interview, and the finger prints.

        The first day was just the entrance exam, and an informational brief given to us by a CBP Officer and BP Agent. Both great guys, and it was very informal and very informative. There was only 6 of us there, so I asked about 30 questions.

        After the entrance exam I went back to my hotel and waited 6 agonizing hours (I should prob tone down the "agonizing" part, as I'm sure there are folks here who've been waiting for months) then got the email that said I passed, showed me my score (85), then I got another email with my tentative job offer.

        The next day I returned to the hotel, and knocked out the PT test (easy), the medical eval, suited up for the SI (I was shocked by how many people didn't dress up for it), passed the interview, then got my fingerprints taken, then I was done!

        I was then told to keep an eye on my email for the E-Qip which came about 2 weeks later.

        Quick notes about the Expedited Hiring Expo:

        -I was shocked by how many support staff members they had. Easily 3x as many applicants as there were, and there were CBPO and BPA applicants there.

        -CBP seemed to take this EHE pretty seriously as they occupied 4 giant conference rooms on the first floor, another 15-25 rrooms on the second floor (where our PT test, med eval and SI were held)

        -All in all, I had a really great experience. All the staff were extremely nice, the whole op seemed very well organized and planned.

        -Spoke with a GS-14 (? She had Colonel rank on) CBPO and she said depending on how well this went, CBP would be looking to have similar events around the country as they are really hurting for qualified Officers and Agents.

        -This expedited hiring expo was (far as I could tell) not listed on usajobs.gov. To even find this specific job listing, you had to go to the CBP EHE website, and from there click on the link that led you to this particular job offering

        -The system/Minnesota hiring folks are still (it seems) playing catch up with my CASS, as the only green portion is my SI. Everything else still says pending.

        Crikey, this turned into quite a thesis...sorry about that. Anyway, my E-Qip was submitted a few days ago, and now I wait. Not sure if I'll get a faster processing/response time (probably not, but a man can dream...) or I'm in store for a 6-10 month wait for my poly, BI interview, and drug test. Still, it's nice to know I have 70% of the process done.
        Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldn't even be there, 80 are just targets, 9 are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.
        Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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        • N.N.
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          If anything, the expos are only going to slow the process down even more. People are currently waiting around 2-3 months for initial medical review, an addirional 2-3 months for review additional information, and my recruiter said the average wait for poly nowadays is 3-6 months. Shoving a lot of people through the early stages and putting them right at the med review/poly stages will only worsen the bottleneck effect. I’ve been waiting 4.5 months for medical clearance and 3+ months for poly since my SI and I applied way before the expo idea was going around. I wouldn’t be surprised if people coming into the process now are going to see medical/poly waits upwards of a year.

        • Steephill
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          I also attended the hiring expo. I went Friday/Saturday. I was planning on only attending Saturday as I had already taken my entry exam, but since it changed 8/5 I had to retake it. Everything went very smoothly, and I'm glad I went.

          I also submitted my e-QIP a few days ago. My Cass only has the SI and PT test done. Now to buckle in and wait for everything else.

        • Hal29
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          N.N. I highly doubt that medical will take a year. Once your medical clears you should be contacted rather quickly. Just stay positive. I know it is frustrating and I've had my rants but I'm 13 months in and inching my way closer.

        • solo1
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          Hal29 dont know about a year but im currently running on 7 months on med review from when i took my exam

      • Here's a random question? How are the breaks/lunch breaks for cbpo? I'm asking because I currently work for the state. No matter what I work 8, 12, 16 hour shifts we are not offered any kind of break. If we want one we need to basically beg and then it has to be approved by our ods and if we do get it, it is limited to 20 minutes at most. Which I thought was illegal. But anyways, do they offer any kind of break or lunch break?

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        • stanford.west
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          Sounds you have a real crappy job if they give you no break. Sounds like something you might wanna report! As far as cbpo you get plenty of breaks but the times just go according to flights when you’re at the airport and I’m sure at ports it’s according to up and down times.

        • solo1
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          Uggh that is against federal labor laws they have to i believe give you half hr lunch for a 8 hr shift by law

        • Hal29
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          Solo1. I said the same thing. I work in corrections and we are so under staffed with an extremely high turn over rate. Yes it is a crappy job, but pays pretty well.

        • merlin436
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          It really depends on the port. Some ports schedule unpaid lunch breaks. Most have you eat at their convenience. Larger and better staffed ports tend to be more regimented and break-flexible. Smaller and lesser staffed places tend to function by the minute. Sometimes a person eats on primary in between traffic.

      • Good Morning to all, I'm coming back with an updated timeline since mine was part of the deleted posts a few weeks ago.

        LATEST UPDATE: POLYGRAPH taken on 09/07/18- RECEIVED VERBAL PASS!!!

        Here is the timeline:

        CBPO 18-3- JFK PORT-T 63% Progress

        12/07/17: Applied for CBPO 18-3 JFK port.
        12/18/17: Entrance exam
        01/10/18: Entrance Exam NOR- Passed.
        01/18//18 tentative selection letter
        01/23/18 Medical test –passed-cleared within a couple of weeks
        01/27/18: EQUIP sent
        03/02/18-Fitness test-passed
        03/14/18: EQUIP rejected/ re-certified same day
        03/16/18: EQUIP rejected/re-certified same day
        03/21/18-EQUIP sent to OPR
        05/02/18: SI interview and finger prints
        05/03/18: SI NOR-Passed
        09/07/18: POLY-Received verbal pass.
        BI: In Progress
        Drug Test: In Progress
        TSU: ??
        Final Offer/ “THE CALL”: ???
        EOD:??
        Last edited by raudy06; 09-17-2018, 10:22 AM.

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        • d2ep
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          Nice Congrats man!! good luck you will be fine.

        • solo1
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          Congrats brother!

      • Just wanted to give you all my update. I been scheduled for Drug Test tomorrow. I was worried that it will take forever to get that call. Finally getting at the end of the process.

        Last edited by d2ep; 09-10-2018, 12:44 PM.

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        • d2ep
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          I am definitely good on drug test.


          Timeline: CBPO 18-8 Dulles, VA(Reapplied from 18-4) Regular
          1/10/18: Applied
          1/23/18: Exam
          1/26/18: NOR
          2/14/18: TSL
          2/16/18 EQIP Submitted
          2/26/18: Medical
          3/12/18: Medical Cleared
          4/2/18: Fitenss
          4/17/18: Fitness Cleared
          5/3/18: Eqip released to OPR
          6/11/18 SI
          6/12/18: NOR SI
          6/26/18: Polygraph
          7/04/18: Polygraph Cleared
          7/18/18: Background (Meeting)
          8/24/18: Background File Submitted
          9/04/18: Background Cleared
          9/11/18: Drug Test
          ??????: TSU
          ??????: EOD
          Last edited by d2ep; 09-10-2018, 01:15 PM.

        • raudy06
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          How did the DT go brother? d2ep

        • duocbpo
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          d2ep, Hi, I saw you reapplied from 18-4, may I ask you that how can you reapply? just apply the new announcement? or should you call the hiring center? Are they gonna transfer all your previous finished steps to the new application?

        • d2ep
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          @ rudy its simple urine test.

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