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  • Any dress code recommendations for the poly? I know they say to dress "comfortably" but also "professionally." At my current job, there's no dress code at all, so honestly anything more than jeans and a polo is a bit out of the norm for me lol.

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    • N.N.
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      CAL0231 thank you!

    • bonds525
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      I wore my
      College polo and some slacks with dress shoes

    • mobyfish
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      I showed up with sweat pants and a hoodie. I wanted to be as comfortable as possible.

    • Hopejoy
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      Last edited by Hopejoy; 04-02-2019, 11:09 PM.

  • Some of these wait times I’m seeing on here are cringeworthy. They need to get some Army recruiters in there and they would be up to staffing in a year

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    • LMC
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      haha tell me about it. I just began my journey and reading this timelines makes me want to cry. ha!

    • pnw360
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      Army recruiters wouldn't be able to recruit enough people lol

  • Sooo i am 3 days away from my 1 year anniversary.....when i took my PFT........so there is that...
    18-3
    Apply-12/30/17
    Exam-1/9/2018
    NOR-1/24/18
    Tentative Selection Letter-2/8/18
    Eqip Submission-2/12/18
    Medical-2/20/18-
    PFFT-3/1
    Release EQIP to OPR-3/16/18
    SI-4/23/2018
    Passed SI-4/24/2018
    Request for more Medical Info-5/16/2018
    Emailed CBPMedical with more information-6/6/2018
    Passed Medical-11/1/2018

    CASS-50%

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    • sixfour
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      wow... What was the hold up with the medical, if you don't mind?

    • Luckyjack90
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      Have you tried calling a recruiter about the hold up?

    • d2ep
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      WOW?!!! Yet I remember asking you about SI and about PFT.

    • gaston
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      Hold up for the medical was my eyesight. After my test, CBP wanted me to do a test with my own doctor. I sent that paperwork in. Then they needed more convincing about my eyes so i had to explain to them, via a letter, that i am able to work, operate etc with my current vision.

      I have sent an email to the recruiter and received the same generic response err'body seems to get. Which basically just "we working on it"

  • I did my medical back in December but still hasn’t been cleared. The nurse and the doctor said that my hearing and eyesight are perfect. I contacted cbp on why is taking so long and they said to me that have received my medical packet and that it will be reviewed in the order it arrives due to the large amount of applicant.

    My question how long it usually takes and how do you contact a recruiter?

    thanks

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    • David1984
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      Just checked my eas.medical.com account and it does say “further evaluation”. It’s pushing a little more than 12 weeks since I did my medical. I just hope that if they need any more documents that it doesn’t take 8 months to be contacted.

    • NYJRM10
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      It doesn't take 8 months to be "contacted". All we have are timelines posted to work off of. Based on what is posted, it looks to be about 12-16 weeks to be notified by MHC "if additional info is needed". Assuming you submit the info asap and it is approved, the total medical clearance turn-time, based on the small online sample size, appears to be 6-8 months in its entirety. Obviously YMMV.

    • douglasgene1
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      12/2017-06/2018 is when my medical was. Just sit back and wait, you're recruiter wont be able to tell you anything better. If they do they are like a military recruiter and is lying to you hahah

    • Anthony_525
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      Everyone is different as you can see. Mine cleared in a week.

  • Hi everyone. this is my second time apply for this position. anyone here for 19-3?
    12-8: applied.
    1-12: entrance exam
    1-28: NOR passed
    2-12: NOR SI passed and physical passed
    currently: waiting nurses for reviewing my medical information from last application and waiting for another eyes exam because i did lasik back in dec.
    Last edited by standtheman; 02-27-2019, 03:35 PM.

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    • cbradshaw310
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      Hal29 Oh okay, sucks you've waited this long.. Did you get held up on something? I was just going by some email they sent me once my Eqip cleared. I assumed it wouldn't be done until my poly was done.. My husband has a higher clearance and I remember how long it took for everything with him(not as long as CBP seem to take though).

      The government does not get in a hurry. LOL

    • Hal29
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      No I never got held up anywhere. They just take their time. It's hurry up and wait. Your equip is part of your bi. It goes to opr. But once you pass poly your equip gets kicked back out and then you meet an investigator and then it's wait time. There are a few 17 announcements waiting like me as well.

    • cbradshaw310
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      Such a delight. haha Nothing like waiting.. maybe you'll get through soon.

    • Evolution81
      Evolution81 commented
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      17/10 still waiting for bi to clear..hurry up and wait wait n wait...CBP def takes the longest out of any agency ..I've never had to wait for bi to clear to start working..always got a provisional

  • I just received the call to schedule my Polygraph! Sunday March 10th!
    Attached Files
    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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    • V_AntCBP
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      if I get scheduled for poly now, I will fly anywhere in the US, any day , any time for it... been waiting for 6.5 months now, so desperate man, screw current job lol Tremellio

    • Evolution81
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      I had mines on Sunday also

    • Hou33guy
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      What area code or number called

    • Tremellio
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      V_AntCBP lol I feel that!! I had just passed the 6 month mark on the 15th lol

      Hou33guy it was a 803 number. Columbia, SC

      Evolution81 Yea. I was surprised they operated on Sundays.

  • At one point does your application show up on the CBP Jobs phone app? I see a lot of people talking about percentages of how far along they are. I assume it's the app they are looking at. I applied, took the test, and passed the test. USA Jobs shows my application as referred, but the CBP app doesn't show anything yet.

    Also, my girlfriend is trying to get into grad school at Salem State in Massachusetts. I applied for the Boston location in case she does get in. If she does get in, she would start late summer '19 there. With that said, am I able to apply for TSA while still in the hiring process for CBP? I imagine the process isn't as crazy as CBP so I could at least have my foot in the door while waiting. Or would it be best to find a job outside of DHS while I wait? Sorry for multiple questions!

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    • standtheman
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      you will receive another email and will states you are tentative selected with you app ID #.

    • rergang3
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      LMC standtheman Got it, thank you both!

    • V_AntCBP
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      If you want to move to Boston, apply for TSA while waiting for CBP is fine... CBP process will be anywhere from 1-2+ years so... TSA process is totally different than CBP... faster and less stuff to do... training is also faster than CBP... if you need a job while waiting, apply for TSA is definitely a good option. rergang3

    • rergang3
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      V_AntCBP thanks for the advice! Greatly appreciate it!

  • If I pass the CBPO physical fitness test then apply for BPA, will I have to take the BPA fitness test as well? Or will they transfer the CBPO one over?
    18-2

    3/02/20: NOPA
    3/13/20: Response Sent
    4/22/20: Unsuitable
    5/04/20: Reapplied
    10/20/20: Pre-security Interview

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    • Hopejoy
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      You just have to do 5 extra setups and 8 extra pushups. The rest is the same.

    • N.N.
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      Hopejoy and the step for the step test is at 14" vs 12" for the CBPO test.

    • Hopejoy
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      N.N. that is correct.
      Last edited by Hopejoy; 02-27-2019, 05:09 PM.

    • douglasgene1
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      you will have to do a PFT for CBPO and PFT fpr BPA, I litterally took both at the same location. The people were confused, especially since i took the BPA one 1st.

      You will also do both Structured Interviews, 1 for CBP, 1 BPA. everything else will be the same (1 appointment for all)

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    • V_AntCBP
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      We signed NDA so we can't say much... but CBPO SI is very easy... use common sense, the interviewers will rate you on seven competencies that are critical to success as a CBP Officer (i.e., Judgment and Decision-making, Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Maturity, Cooperativeness/Sensitivity to the Needs of Others, Teamwork, Flexibility, and Oral Communication). Be confident... you will be fine... vtruy

    • pnw360
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      Be confident and think before you answer, Know yourself

    • douglasgene1
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      CBPO was definitely the easiest (police) board i have ever done. Ive been to the board for State Troopers, County, City, BPA, and plenty for the military.

    • vtruy
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  • 19-5 here, applied 2/4 and got NOR and tentatively selected early this week as GL9. Also running through BP process simultaneously.

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    • 18-6

      Just waiting for my additional medical paperwork (submitted 7/23) and background (met with investigator 11/26, he submitted his paperwork 11/29) to clear.

      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      • sixfour
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        collapse Did you take the poly without the medical clearing first?
        Last edited by sixfour; 02-28-2019, 08:58 AM.

      • Hal29
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        You met your investigator before your medical cleared? Weird.

      • collapse
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        Hal29 I've been reading posts on this forum for a while and saw at least one other person in the same boat as me.

        I would really like to know what the actual order of how things are 'normally' suppose to go. I think 7+ months to clear medical is ridiculous. My investigator was able to knock out meetings with 4 people within 3 days, cool, but what is the hold up?

      • Evolution81
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        look at your CASS/CBP Jobs app that's the NORMAL process

    • 19-5 took the entrance exam and passed, no other email yet.

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      • nonotnow
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        Whats the entrance exam? 19-5 here and got a NOR tentative offer only.

    • sixfour

      Yes, took the poly October 24th, got a verbal pass, CASS update by that Friday.

      I know some people are saying they don't do the poly before med clears, but that's just not always the case.

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      • fsi1212
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        Not for me. I did med back in 6/2018. Still haven't cleared and no poly yet.

      • sixfour
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        fsi1212 have they asked for more documents to clear you?

      • fsi1212
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        sixfour yes I turned those in 6/2018

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        So usually when medical clears then you get scheduled for poly. It all depends what you put on your medical form or if there find anything that needs further review. Once the background starts you will meet the investigator. He will run through your background packets for clarity and explanations on certain things. They will then interview friends, family, neighbors, bosses, and co-workers. They will then submit it to opr, who then does further review of investigators findings and reports. Once it clears opr then you will get final adjudication and contacted by tsu and so on.

    • Does anyone know if this means anything?

      “In response to your request for a status update on your background investigation, we are pleased to report that your investigation has progressed to the Personnel Security process. Because each investigation is unique, based on the individual background and experiences of the applicant, we are not able to give you an estimated or average time forcompletion.”

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      • Hal29
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        Basic response saying they are still working on it.

      • TheSlammer
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        It says " we are pleased". Sounds like its anything but bad news

      • Evolution81
        Evolution81 commented
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        generic response everyone gets that email after you reach poly stage+

    • What about this? Lol

      “We are still waiting for a final suitability determination. Once a determination is made, you will be notified.”

      Does it mean the investigation is over and just waiting on adjudication?

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      • N.N.
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        Sounds like it! Almost home free haha!

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        Yes that is correct. Who did you email to get that response? Case manager?

      • co5518
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        Hal29 i emailed the case manager Initially but i sent the email in the beginning of January. They responded when the government reopened but i got an e-mail today out of nowhere as another response to that email and it said they were waiting for final suitability determination.

      • Hal29
        Hal29 commented
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        yeah that is the same I received before and after shutdown. They at waiting on final adjudication. It's in the hands of opr. Same boat as me. What announcement are you?

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