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  • In searching some other forums I found some interesting things out about provisional clearances anyone knows how true this is?

    (am) I ... being asked to drop everything and take a chance of getting hired, and then fired at the academy(?)

    No. You have been told that they believe you are suitable for employment based on initial review of your file and many database checks. You have been told that out of 100 other applicants, you appear to be above average and worthy of the BP taking a calculated risk and sending you to training.

    You have been given a high compliment, and a chance to get 6 months to a year ahead of other candidates who are less worthy than yourself.

    What is the percent of applicants who receive an interim clearance?

    I can't give you a definitive stat, but would guestimate that to be between 10% and 25% per year.

    Do the ajudicators just hand out interim clearances...?

    No. They are putting their careers on the line in recommending you for an interim. If they are wrong and you go bad, they could be suspended or terminated.

    ... or are they usually positive that the individual is not going to be a problem to pass?

    Would you bet a job worth $80,000 to $100,000 on you? They can never be 100% positive on any candidate. It's a judgement call, based on the data YOU provided.

    If I do not sign the piece of paper, I am immediately out of TSU correct?

    Immediate? I can't answer that. You can't EOD without signing the agreement, that's a fact.

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    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      Hal29 I think the new definition of insanity is trying to apply logic or reason to this process. I dont think academy dates really have anything to do with your announcement, I think it's based on whoever gets into TSU and gets an offer first. I just wonder how far the can pre-book the academy. Can you imagine getting the job offer and your EOD date being 2020?

    • eikichi10
      eikichi10 commented
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      When you signed the PC form, does that mean you're granted the PC?

    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      eikichi10 No, it means that you're willing to accept a provisional clearance if they grant it to you. There's no guarantee you get a provisional clearance sadly

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      The only reason I said it could be based on announcement is because someone recently on here was offered in october and eod and academy was November. I can't remember who though.

  • Hal29 Looks like ill be waiting 6 months for a poly date then. The worst part is trying to forget about the time fram when your checking your spam folder every day in and out. I almost missed the notification of having to submit additional paperwork. I seriously stopped caring about this because i drove myself nuts. Until then i keep moving forward with other departments.

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    • CBPO.BPJ
      CBPO.BPJ commented
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      Deleted due to posting in the wrong section
      Last edited by CBPO.BPJ; 12-28-2018, 02:34 AM. Reason: WRONG POST

  • WOW! So today I just received an email stating that I need to retake the POLYGRAPH exam in which they scheduled me for January after I was informed verbally that I passed it. I know it's not up to the examiner but come on... If they test it and they see it in front of them, I think they should have a good idea if I passed or not no?!


    Applied-03/30/18
    Exam-4/3/2018
    NOR-4/12/18
    Tentative Selection Letter-4/20/18
    Eqip Rejected-5/2/18
    Medical-5/3/18
    PFFT-5/3/18
    Eqip NOR to OPR-5/4/18
    PFFT Passed- 5/5/18
    Medical Passed- 5/19/18
    SI-6/14/2018
    SI Passed-6/15/2018
    Polygraph scheduled-11/9/18
    Polygraph Verbally PASSED- 11/9/18
    Retake Polygraph Scheduled for 1/7/2019- on 12/16/2018

    CASS APP-50%

    Poly-Pending
    BI-In Progress
    Drug-In Progress
    Final Offer-Pending

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    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      @CBP.BPJ I got an email from my examiner about a week later stating OPR accepted the results and that I passed and was moving forward with the hiring process. The following week it turned green on the APP and I got a call to schedule my drug test.

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      Kevin I had the same exact thing happen to a T. My first poly was about 4 hours. Shoes off told me I was trying to beat the poly. Stopped and asked if I researched on how to beat a poly. Told me I was lying and hiding something. Told me to be honest that she was there to help me. At the end she told me i failed and asked if there was anything else i wanted to confess too.

      Second one. New examiner. Kept on going through the same scenarios, same questions. But didn't have to take my shoes off, made me feel more comfortable. Lasted about 4 1/2-5 hours but an hour of it was talking. Talking about hobbies. How my wife and his had things in common and how he lived just north of me and how his first case with secret service was in my town and they took down a major meth lab in a big investigation. He did like 10 years military, then secret service. Then became an examiner and agent/IA for cbp. Part time qc for them. At the end I felt i knew more about him than myself. Then he says, oh there were no problems you passed.

    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      Hal29 Yeah thats exactly how my second guy was, he was a prior service 11B worked with the DEA, when I was in the Army I worked at the prison at Ft Lewis and we had a guy come in that was AWOL for over 40 years from Canada apparently my Examiner was in Canada when the guy was captured and heard about it.

      The guy was only in prison for a couple weeks he was a pre-trial, he ended up getting a dishonorable discharge and getting sent back to Canada. He was only in the Air Force for like a year before he got orders to go to Vietnam and I guess went AWOL and went to Canada and lived a whole different life. I saw some interesting cases working in that prison had a E-7 Battalion SHARP rep pimping out privates in motels so yeahh

    • CBPO.BPJ
      CBPO.BPJ commented
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      So just to keep everyone updated... As lots of you may have read my post before, I took my polygraph on*November 9th 2018 and was told verbally passed. I didn't hear anything from them until December 16th 2018 telling me I have to retake it and was scheduled for January 7th 2019 for the retake. NOW! I was emailed on December 21st 2018 that Quality Control Branch has requested additional polygraph testing and that I will be contacted in the next several weeks in order to schedule further testing. I emailed them back saying thank you for the information and that the examiner had already contacted me for January 7th 2018. The OPR emailed back asking the name of the examiner in which I emailed him the name of the examiner. The OPR then emailed me back saying that "Unfortunately, your exam with Mr. BlaBlaBla has been reassigned to another examiner. You will be contacted in the near future for scheduling." LIKE WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON!! WOW!! Now I don't have a date scheduled and I'm back in the waiting game with the Polygraph...

      Anyone has any feedback for me PLEASE......?

  • Got the call for EOD for 14 april but its a spanish language spot. Anyone have any info on this...How long, how hard to pass ect. Miami Int

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    • KevinMO91
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      Rmalard it's about 8 weeks long and I don't think it should be too hard to pass I don't think they expect you to be an expert in Spanish by the end of it

    • logan94
      logan94 commented
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      Congrats! Did they by any chance mention if there were a lot of openings at KMIA? I’m from down here and hope that is still available by the time I get to that part of the process.

    • Rmalard
      Rmalard commented
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      logan94 The lady during the call didnt say how many spots were open. I was VRA 17-10 it was a long wait and had a bunch of places to consider. Hawaii, SFO ect some pretty crazy places. You might find some place you if not MIA not offered.

  • Hello all,

    I have not been on here in a while since the website likes to glitch on me. But, I am on here to see if there is ANYONE that has set dates to be at FLETC during the months of Feb-June, especially women. I am attempting to get to know a few classmates even. I think it would make the transition easier/better. My POE is Nogales, in case there anyone on here with that same set POE.
    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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    • cepstein93
      cepstein93 commented
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      Hey there! I'll be going to Dulles, but I'll be at FLETC from 2/26-7/1, so only a few weeks behind you!
      Last edited by cepstein93; 12-17-2018, 12:24 PM.

    • SteenBean
      SteenBean commented
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      Hello,
      I will be in FLETC early Feb. through June as well. I'm an 18-2 applicant also. I'm headed up north though, Washington state.

  • Hello hello,

    I’m new here but was hoping you guys could help me out (maybe even a seasoned CBPO or BPA).

    Ive passed everything (Poly background just pending drug test and I don’t do drugs so that will be the easiest pass

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    • Hello. This post thing is super glitchy. I’ve pretty much passed everything in the process. Just wondering if anyone knows of ports with the highest job satisfaction. I’m willing to go anywhere. Word on the street is Newark NJ is hiring but I read something about low moral. I’d rather be somewhere with promotion opportunity and or higher overall job satisfaction. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
      Last edited by Nextrunnerup; 12-16-2018, 10:20 PM.

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      • KevinMO91
        KevinMO91 commented
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        Nextrunnerup If you've already taken the drug test or were scheduled for it expect to get the call sometime this week. Heads up though EOD and academy dates are already as far back as may.

        I'm actually going to Newark myself I EOD May 6th and go to FLETC May 20th. I'm talking to someone that works at Newark now. He says theres a lot of OT there right now and that during the summer its mandatory and usually will done on one of your days off. He said retention is low because of this. He said that I should expect to work in Primary (the airport) for at least 5 to 10 years before getting the chance for anything else. I doubt it will be much different anywhere else. He said the 1st and 2nd line supervisors are great there though.

      • merlin436
        merlin436 commented
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        Pick a place where you and your family will be happy during off-work hours. If promotion is a priority, most likely, pick a larger port.

        You are unlikely to find a place with large amounts of morale and job satisfaction and even if you did, there is no guarantee that a new management team, different circumstances won't come around in a few months and kill off morale/satisfaction.

        Work to live, don't live to work. Gain satisfaction from life beyond work. Cultivate family, friends, hobbies, interests within your personal sphere and harvest satisfaction and morale from your personal life.

    • KevinMO91

      yeah no worries. I’m going to Jamaica and may plan a trip to roam. I’m guessing they’ll prob call me for June July. All my family IS in New Jersey. I’ve just been looking at the Houston area (if they can even offer that) and the woodlands and spring texas are beautiful man. Amazing housing too. Just different places though with lower costs of living looked optimal. Anyway thanks guys. Hey Kevin did he say what the work schedule is like? Do they swing back and forth between night and day? Double backs?
      Last edited by Nextrunnerup; 12-16-2018, 11:31 PM.

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      • KevinMO91
        KevinMO91 commented
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        Nextrunnerup SW border is what they offered me when I got the call so pretty much Arizona and Cali I asked for Newark and got it.

        I also feel the same way about Texas but all my family is also in NJ I just got done with the army and I'm also obligated by the National Guard now so I wanna stay in NJ for awhile at least before I move again.

        As far as the work schedule this is what he said "youll most likely go to the 0400 shift on primary with RDO's during the middle of the week."

        Theres a post academy back at Newark after you graduate the academy and he said you'll be working banker hours then you'll move to the schedule up there

    • KevinMO91 dude that information is greatly appreciated. For real. Best info I’ve got! Now thinking about it. You’re right. If I am able to get in EWR I’ll take it. Plus 0400 isn’t so bad. Reminds me of of grandfather when he used to go to bed at 1800 hours really not bad esp since u can beat rush hour in Newark!

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      • Nextrunnerup yeah it's not bad at all and I bet you could get a couple hours of overtime each day working 0400 to 1200

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        • Hello, I'm new here and at the beginning of the process. I received email to schedule the fitness test. Does anyone know how many days I have to schedule the test? Do I have to do it the same day I received the email? Thanks

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          • KevinMO91
            KevinMO91 commented
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            picasso100 I dont know if there is a set time limit to schedule it but I would recommend always scheduling everything as soon as possible. The hiring process can be extremely long so obviously the faster you can schedule and knock things out the faster you can get to getting the call and getting an EOD

          • V_AntCBP
            V_AntCBP commented
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            picasso100 there is a dead line for your fitness test order from CBP. You have to contact CBP if you want to reschedule and do it before expiration date or they will drop your app, schedule ASAP, and you can only schedule 2 weeks out max.

        • picasso100 yeah bud. Just start ASAP. I took the written test January 2018. The hiring center did say they are trying to move faster (3 to 9 months) but still have candidates waiting longer (1 year +). Best of luck!

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          • Well, after trying for about a month, my recruiter was finally able to hear back from OPR and they confirmed my file has been assigned to a poly examiner. No update on what to expect in terms of a wait, but at least that gives some peace of mind that my paperwork wasn't lost or something. Hoping to see some progress after the holidays.

            CBPO 18-5 [Direct Hire] - Current CASS Progress: 50%

            Applied: Feb. 4, 2018
            Entrance Exam: Mar. 12, 2018
            Exam Notice of Results: Mar. 22, 2018 PASSED (scored 88)
            Tentative Selection Letter: April 9, 2018 (GS-07)
            e-QIP Submitted: April 12, 2018
            e-QIP Rejected: April 18, 2018 (corrected, re-submitted same day)
            Medical Exam: April 23, 2018
            PFT-1: April 23, 2018 - PASSED
            2nd e-Qip Rejection: May 3, 2018 (corrected, re-submitted same day)
            3rd e-Qip Rejection: May 8, 2018 (corrected, re-submitted same day)
            e-Qip Released to OPR: May 9, 2018 - PASSED
            Structured Interview: June 6, 2018
            SI NOR: June 7, 2018 - PASSED
            Request for Additional Medical Info: June 28th, 2018
            Fingerprint Card Request: July 11th, 2018, completed/submitted July 16th 2018
            Submitted Additional Medical Info: July 19th, 2018
            Medical Cleared: October 26, 2018 - PASSED
            Polygraph: Pending
            Background Investigation: In Progress
            Drug Test: In Progress
            Final Offer: Pending
            EOD: Pending
            FLETC: Pending

            Total Timeline Length to Date: 316 days
            Last edited by N.N.; 12-17-2018, 11:54 AM.

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            • V_AntCBP
              V_AntCBP commented
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              How do you get your recruiter to contact OPR for you? I talked to my recruiter, he basically told me, he has no access for my file, can't look up anything for me, he gave me an email address of poly team and have me contacted them which they never responded,

            • N.N.
              N.N. commented
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              V_AntCBP mine didn’t want to originally either, it was only after I had been waiting in his words “an unusually long time” for my polygraph, then he said he would reach out to OPR to try and get an update

          • Ladies and Gents, If I was to apply for another to another location for CBP, would it cancel my current application in process now or would they both continue until I get an offer from either one and I decide to go with one or the other?? I want to see if I can apply for a different location and see if I get picked for it, either one I get I'm grateful and will take any of them..

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            • mobyfish
              mobyfish commented
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              Is your current application direct hire or regular?

            • V_AntCBP
              V_AntCBP commented
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              If you have different type of announcements (DH, VRA, Regular), you are fine. Everything will transfer over. I have 2 apps going right now, 1 DH and 1 Regular. Everything transferred over in 1.5 months for me. CBPO.BPJ , I had 2 Regular with different GS pay grade, they cancelled the one with lower GS grade.

            • CBPO.BPJ
              CBPO.BPJ commented
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              I'm Direct Hire.... thanks gents, I'll go ahead and put in for a non direct hire for a different location??

            • V_AntCBP
              V_AntCBP commented
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              Yeah, have a Regular announcement in so you can have more options when receiving the call. Stuff will transfer fast.

          • Got my BI fingerprint cards in the mail today went to my local townships police department and had them filled out and I just got done mailing them out. I guess the BI should be starting shortly for me we'll see. Hopefully they complete it before my EOD so I don't have to have anything lingering over me while I'm in the academy.

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