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  • So I got this email on January 4th, 2019... I hope all these gets back to normal soon....

    "Due to the government shutdown and furloughs, we need to reschedule your polygraph examination. The government will contact you to reschedule your exam. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may cause.

    Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

    Thanks for your quick response."

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      It almost seems like the poly examiners just found out this week they’re not supposed to be working during the shutdown. For the first several weeks, people were still getting scheduled left and right, I believe a few people even took the poly during the shutdown. Now it looks like it’s all coming to a complete halt. Smh...

    • fsi1212
      fsi1212 commented
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      N.N. there were actually a handful of agencies that were funded for a little bit longer but then entered the shutdown.

  • It feels good to know my medical cleared... SI still scheduled for the 17th.

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    • JStyleszx
      JStyleszx commented
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      Whats your announcement #?

    • Briscora
      Briscora commented
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      19-2... My medical was scheduled on 12/26

  • Does your background investigation not start until you passed your Poly? I haven't done my poly yet but is there a chance my investigation is done due to it being like a year haha

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    • N.N.
      N.N. commented
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      Have you met with your Background Investigator yet? It’s not possible for your background to be completed until that happens, and they meet/speak with your references. As is the case with almost every part of the hiring process, there’s a lot of conflicting info about their about order of steps, etc. for the most part, they say your background investigation will not start until after you pass the poly. BI’s are expensive and they obviously wouldn’t want to waste time/money if somebody fails the poly anyways. Although I’ve been told by some recruiters that it can start before the poly in some cases so who really knows lol.

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      Poly is part of the background process. But the actually starts once you pass poly. Meeting with the investigator is the field portion. Once they submit your background it goes to opm. They go through and complete the background and give final adjudication.

  • Investigator called me today I have my subject interview next week and my background is supposed to be wrapped up by Thursday next week...The light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible..LOL
    Last edited by Evolution81; 01-12-2019, 06:27 PM.

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    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      18-3 12-2017 I Still haven't heard from a BI, I just need BI,UA, and Poly and I'm done. I haven't heard anything since May 2018. I emailed my case manger/app manager and they assured me that everything moving on track. So IDK.. The waiting game sucks. Evolution81

    • raudy06
      raudy06 commented
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      That is good, but then you move into the adjudication wait -_-. It really depends on how lengthy your background is but i see the average being 2-3 months at least. I'm going into month 2 waiting for adjudication next week.

    • Evolution81
      Evolution81 commented
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      People who adjudicate your bi are furlouged...bi told me it's like regular HR type people that do it...I've been in this game 13 years with the feds I'm used to waiting

    • raudy06
      raudy06 commented
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      Evolution81 yeah man i have come to learn that . lol good luck man.

  • New here!!

    Just sharing my process so far...

    CBP VRA GS5

    Sept 11 - application submission
    Sept 12 - entrance exam schedule for 17th
    Sept 18 - exam result (pass)
    Sept 21 - tentatively eligible/ referred
    Sept 21 - tentative offer (accepted)
    Oct 2 - applicant ID for online access
    Oct 2 - SI scheduled for 30th
    Oct 3 - BI packet / eqip started
    Oct 9 - medical completed (passed)
    Oct 10 - physical completed (passed)
    Oct 12 - notice of release to OPR
    Oct 15 - e-Qip rejection (errors found)
    Oct 18 - notice of release to OPR
    Oct 30 - structured interview
    Oct 31 - Interview passed (email)

    Poli - pending
    Bi - pending
    DT - pending

    hopefully I get to do my poli soon and get things moving again. Almost 3 months since my SI.

    Anyone in Florida going through the process?











    Last edited by ABP8S; 01-13-2019, 06:36 PM.

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    • douglasgene1
      douglasgene1 commented
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      I see you are VRA what was youre job? Depending on how you word the resume you should be able to get GS7

    • V_AntCBP
      V_AntCBP commented
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      ABP8S , VRAs qualify for GS7 or GS9, you gotta look into that bro, reapply if need to, thats a year or 2 different on salary... I'm in Tampa, FL , been waiting for poly 5 months...
      Last edited by V_AntCBP; 01-14-2019, 10:25 AM.

    • ABP8S
      ABP8S commented
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      V_AntCBP thanks. I just applied for that gs7, I don’t why I didn’t lol. But yeah you right I did qualify for gs7 because of my bachelors as well. Thanks again for the info.

    • LMC
      LMC commented
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      what's up guys. Were you guys able to land Florida locations?

  • Does anyone know if someone who already has an EOD and FLETC start date will have their EOD pushed back due to the shutdown? Has anyone here not been able to go to their primary port on their already scheduled EOD due to the shutdown?

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    • dk84
      dk84 commented
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      I heard EOD and FLETC is on track and nothing has pushed back on those subjects.

    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      Greencomms I have a friend who is EODing next monday he said its on track and will start pre-academy next week. So none of the EODS should be effected. I'm stuck waiting until May for my EOD, Im hoping the time passes fast.....

  • Assuming that all Background and OPM personnel are furlonged. Poly passed from previous application (8/8/2018) and was confirmed via my Case Manager. E-QIP released to OPM back in October but my guess is the government shutdown stopped all the processing.

    Is this what everyone else is experiencing?

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    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      I was reading your progress. I was about to ask you about your poly and how did you get your test so "fast", but after reading your question I guessed you carried it over. I am a little confused about your dates though. How did you get a verbal pass before you previous test?

      Poly passed from previous application (8/8/2018)
      Polygraph: 07/12/2018 - Verbal Pass
      Last edited by Elgin_87; 01-14-2019, 07:36 PM.

    • category631
      category631 commented
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      Elgin_87 so I took 1st Poly 7/12/2018 and was given a verbal pass via the examiner. About a week later they told me they wanted to collect more information so I went in for Round 2 about a month later. After the 2nd round they confirmed the pass again. Didn't hear anything after that and then an email to my Case worker emailed me back confirming the Pass.

    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      category631 awesome. Sucks you have to go in for a round "2", but none the less awesome.

  • Hey Guys I need little info on Dulles, VA. I hope anyone from there can help me out.
    Pre & Post Academy Schedule
    Then Regular Schedule and AWS for Rookies
    How long before joining any teams.
    How is the moral and management there.

    and what area is best to live for a guy with the family.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    • V_AntCBP
      V_AntCBP commented
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      same questions about Seattle if anyone can help, thanks much

  • Has anyone actually been able to take the polygraph during the shutdown? I know a few people have been scheduled, and cancelled. I know some people even got emails saying they won't happen until the shut down is over. There was a BPA applicant who actually got to take his last week though, so maybe a things actually are still moving slowly, unless it's just different for Border Patrol.

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    • JB411
      JB411 commented
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      Thats my next step and its driving me crazy thinking about that question. I think its a no but I guess there may be special circumstances for some to go through.

    • DP23
      DP23 commented
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      I haven't seen anyone do the poly during the shutdown, I was still able to do the SI a few weeks ago though.

  • I am considering changing jobs, my BI has not been completed yet. Sitting at 38%. Will changing jobs delay the BI or not? Anyone one been in this position before? Would love to hear feedbacks and suggestions.

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    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      What do you mean by changing jobs? You mean locations? If you change Locations everything should carry over and cancel out the old app.. Jobs on the other hand, I'm not to sure.

  • If you are going through a BI with your current agency. (BOP does it every 5 years.) Do you think they would use that information for the BI on your CBP hiring process? Just curious.

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    • klocklear86
      klocklear86 commented
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      They do not. I have been with the BOP for 3 years. I am currently 19-2 GS9. I am waiting on my BI to clear. Currently at 63% on CASS

    • Evolution81
      Evolution81 commented
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      nope.........

    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      Thanks... klocklear86 Wish you the best of luck... I have been in the BOP going on 7 years. 18-2 50%

  • FLETC is on track all class schedules have not missed a beat . We’re just not getting paid. The biggest problem is the FGS! We are loosing an average of 5 per class. If you know you are going to FLETC and you can not run 1.5 miles in 15 minutes start training NOW! So sad to see people going home after all this time

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    • ES90
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      I'm glad to hear it. It was embarrassing when I was down there watching each class coming in after mine get get fatter and more out of shape. If you can't prepare yourself in the year+ it often takes to get to FLETC you deserve to wash out. We only lost one to the FGS but there should have been more. It was impossible to can trainees who deserved canning, is that changing?

    • Evolution81
      Evolution81 commented
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      good people need to train harder 1.5 in 15 isnt crazy

    • Elgin_87
      Elgin_87 commented
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      tjcterry2 I don't know if you meant it, but your post is very motivating. 1.5m in 15 min isn't crazy. You can go form the couch potato to 1.5 in under 15min in 6-8 weeks. It is very achievable.

    • Hou33guy
      Hou33guy commented
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      15min when u 1st get there or mid way or by the end or ur fletc training

  • They give you multiple attempts even one 2 days before graduation. They use to send you back to your home port let you return after failure however we were informed by the 1 star school commandant about a month ago that is no longer a guarantee

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    • Putting the Hiring delays aside, I feel really sorry for all the current CBPO's/Fed workers who are having to deal with the shutdown. I have family in the Feds and it's getting tough. Even people who had a month's worth of emergency funds are going to be running low on cash soon. With TSA Officers already starting to quit, it makes you wonder if there's not a critical mass imminent. As soon as more of the essential employees start calling in or quitting and day-to-day life grinds to a halt, I bet the politicians get their crap together real quick.

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      • N.N.
        N.N. commented
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        merlin436 is moral worse off in BP than in OFO?

      • merlin436
        merlin436 commented
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        Moral or morale?

        The BP has long claimed to be the more moral of the two. Most recent reckonings lean otherwise.

        Morale-wise...OFO was created from day one with zero morale. By now, most of OFO is used to lacking it.

        The BP took a recent money hit in the aftermath of their AOU abuse scandal. That, among other things, has currently cut much of their morale legs out from under them.

      • N.N.
        N.N. commented
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        merlin436 morale, sorry for the typo ha. Thank you for the info though. I know CBP in general has some of the lowest job satisfaction survey results in the Feds, but wasn't sure if that's more so coming from BP or OFO. It obviously varies from person to person, but I think the working conditions with OFO are undoubtably superior to BP. Better locations, safer working conditions, less physical/grueling work, etc.

      • merlin436
        merlin436 commented
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        It's not like there is any comprehensive morale measuring stick for either position.

        To understand much of it, you really need a comprehensive understanding of much of the past. In part, OFO tends to be older, have more work experience, more likely to have a college degree and more likely to be female or a minority other than Hispanic. That tends to lean OFO towards being less impulsive, less enthusiastic towards the job. OFO tends to work to live versus live to work more than the BP.

        OFO tends to have better mobility as well...which helps. Unlike the BP, which has almost 90% of their people on/near the Mexican border, OFO has 70+% of it's people of the southern border and thousands working urban areas like JFK, Miami, Chicago, etc.

        One man's meat is another man's poison though...so it really depends on what an individual needs from the agency to make him happy.

    • ES90 it’s pretty sad in my opinion I’m 49 years old and I can run circles around half my class not trying to judge anyone but after the first test we had 5MONTHS! Some are working out twice a day and are gonna make it however I have witnessed some who need to make up 6, 7 minutes out partying every weekend bragging about the nice restaurants they visited in Jacksonville and Savannah. now they are getting serious about working out but we only have 4 weeks left I’m helping many of them run every morning but it doesn’t look good for some

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      • cepstein93
        cepstein93 commented
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        Might be a stupid question but, do they do the test once at the start and then the final one right before graduation? What confuses me is that most people know MONTHS in advance about the time! I know I'm not a great runner but I've gotten down to 16 min 1.5 mile and I'm hoping by the time I graduate in July i'll be at the 15 min mark!

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