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  • I took my drug test exactly a week ago and just 2 days ago I received an email saying I have been referred to the training and scheduling unit but when I check on CASS my drug test is still in progress.

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    • douglasgene1
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      CBPO takes a while to call back, BPA is very very quick

      Save this number they usually call from it, you wont be able to call it back.

      952 857 2900

  • Does everyones CASS say Drug Test pending?
    Last edited by corsair; 03-27-2019, 10:26 AM.
    CBPO 19-4 - Switched to 19-8

    CASS APP-50%
    EQIP - Completed
    Medical Exam - Completed
    Structured Interview - Completed
    Fitness Test - Completed
    Polygraph - TBD

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    • vtruy
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      Deleted....
      Last edited by vtruy; 09-30-2019, 11:03 AM.

    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      Yes first time

    • vtruy
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      Deleted....
      Last edited by vtruy; 09-30-2019, 11:03 AM.

    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      That could be it - they probably know you by first name haha

  • 18-13 original applicant. Just received a CBP email request for additional medical information. It has been almost exactly 5 months since my medical exam.
    CBP 19-2 GS-9 (38%):

    9/18/2018 Applied for 18-13
    9/20/2018 Written Exam
    10/3/2018 Referred for GS-7
    10/19/2018 E-QIP accepted
    10/23/2018 BI Packet Sent to OPR
    10/24/2018 Medical Exam
    11/2/2018 Applied for 19-2
    11/8/2018 Referred for GS-9
    11/13/2018 SI
    11/14/2018 Passed SI
    11/26/2018 PFT
    11/28/2018 Passed PFT
    3/27/2019 Med Review requested additional documents
    4/17/2019 Submitted additional medical paperwork

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    • SmokeScreen07
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      mudboned Fellow 18-13 here. I'm in the same boat as you, I received my email on 3/25 and I did my medical on 10/16/2018.

    • mudboned
      mudboned commented
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      SmokeScreen07 Well hey, at least we're moving!

    • SmokeScreen07
      SmokeScreen07 commented
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      mudboned yea, I already have an appointment next week with a doc, to see if they can do the exams they want and fill out the paperwork. What did they get you for? Mines arthritis.

    • mudboned
      mudboned commented
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      SmokeScreen07 Rotator cuff surgery and VA disability lol

  • Still waiting on my medical to clear from December.. I know several people have waited longer, but jeez I don't even have anything except my tonsils were taken out when I was 14.. I'm sitting at 38% CBP 19-3.

    Just wanted to complain for a second.

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    • standtheman
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      cbradshaw310. i am also waiting for my med to be cleared too. the only problem on me is i done lasik 3 months ago lol.

    • standtheman
      standtheman commented
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      cbradshaw310 same with you that i emailed them 2 weeks ago and all they said due to many applicants so they don`t have any timeline.

    • cbradshaw310
      cbradshaw310 commented
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      standtheman The waiting sucks. haha I've never been good at the hurry up and wait crap.

    • standtheman
      standtheman commented
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      cbradshaw310 i know right... just for medical and it taking them forever to clear it...

  • How long does it usually take to get an NOR for gs-9?

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    • kli0211
      kli0211 commented
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      I want to say I got mine within about month of applying

    • douglasgene1
      douglasgene1 commented
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      I got mine week number 2...however my buddy it took 4 weeks

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      They sent me an email and said I could reapply.

    • raudy06
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      Hal29 thats good news. Hope everything goes right this time.

  • Anyon know if side zip boots are accepted in the academy?

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    • KevinMO91
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      From what I understand they are fine, only thing that matter is they are black and polishable. I plan on picking up a pair of these 5-11's in the next two weeks to break in before I go to the academy. Here's a link

      https://www.511tactical.com/atac-2-0-8-storm-boot.html

    • bonds525
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      KevinMO91 thanks man, those are sick, I’m planning on getting the Bates Durashock 8 inch, my buddy is a cop so he gets a discount on govx.com

    • douglasgene1
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      Boots are very vague in the rule book. Its safe to say as long as they arent off the wall you will be good.

  • Well yesterday I got a green checkmark for my EQIP. It was sent out to OPR.

    19-2
    @ 50%
    CBPO 19-2
    @ 50%

    NOR: 12/2018
    Tentative Selection for GS-5: 12/2018
    Turned in EQIP: 02/2019
    SI: 02/2019 (Completed/Green ✓)
    Medical: 02/2019 (Completed/Green ✓)
    PFT-1: 02/2019 (Completed/Green ✓)
    Resubmit EQIP: 03/2019
    EQIP Sent To OPR: 03/2019 (Completed/Green ✓)

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    • Anthony_525
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      I got an email to resubmit my EQIP today, do yo I have to re input everything?

    • SPX
      SPX commented
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      Anthony_525 I corrected some typos, mistakes and updated my information.

      I didn't have to re input everything, just do corrections. The information carried over from the old EQIP when correcting.

    • Anthony_525
      Anthony_525 commented
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      Thanks for the information! They said I only had one mistake to correct, but I will look the entire thing over again.

  • Wanted to know more or less how long some of you have been waiting or waited from time you met with BI to having background clear? or getting the call?
    My BI did his ground work Monday and Tuesday ...I'm hoping he will be submitting everything soon.

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    • Evolution81
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      1.5 months to clear..dont bank on that everyone is diff

    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      This is why it's a good/bad thing to try and get hired on a provisional clearance. I got hired on a provisional I start May 6th. They just now started my BI I resubmitted the e-qip like 3 times now with the most recent time being 2 weeeks ago (they wanted me to clarify military service ). If I had to wait on BI to get hired I most likely would be looking at an EOD sometime next year at the current rate it's moving.

      Obviously, the downside to taking the provisional clearance is that even though I got hired and start, I can still get found unsuitable at the end because of the BI and from what I read, they have no problem kicking people out of the academy or job due to BI issues. I have a pretty spotless background and a really good credit score/payment history so I'm not banking on any issues but you never know. Especially after someone here just got DQ'D and they seemed to have a pretty spotless BI as well.

    • Talonderiel
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      KevinMO91, it's crazy how much our military history gets questioned during the backgrounds... it's like the different departments don't understand each other! I had a Secret clearance with the Navy Reserves and got picked up for a Secret / Top Secret contract with the AF and NASA, and had to re-explain my Navy stuff to the BI for the USAF. Got cleared for a S again, and an eligibility for TS should I reach a position that required it.

      I'm hoping our military history helps speed up the BI as OPM/OPR is the same department that does the military clearances.... but at this point, I'm getting good at waiting! :P

    • douglasgene1
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      Secret and TS are 2 different things. Secret anyone can get, all they do is run a credit check and ask you a few questions. TS they do a BI just like DHS BI, i would rather DHS do a full background then give someone a job with a waiver cause they had a secret. I was Active duty Military Police Officer, let me tell you just cause you are in the military doesnt mean you are a straight shooter (im not referring to you/yall just in general). Ive dealt with many cases dealing drugs, prostitution, and many other things with soldiers (most of those soldiers had a Secret..some even a TS) im all for a full BI, even if it slows down our process a bit. Now if you had an TS i believe they should give you a waiver, i had a interview with an investigator about my buddies TS, the investigator worked for the same company the DHS BI investigator (my BI investigator) worked for.

  • Has anyone else’s background taken months and months to clear? My BI submitted everything back in August. I applied under the 18-2 announcement, so I’ve been in the process for I think... 16 months now? after hearing Hal29 got notification that he was “unsuitable” I’m getting a bit anxious. I’m worried that the people they don’t seem too interested in are just being put on the back burner. I’m just ready for an answer so I can move on. I’m unsure of who to contact for an update either.

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    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      Amen to that evolution - set it and forget it

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      Well once I get FOIA I'll let you know. But I said screw it and applied one more time. I applied to gs-9 which I think I qualify for. This way no computer base testing, poly should roll over, si should roll over and maybe medical. Maybe it will be quicker. And what ever b.s. reason I can get resolved for my background. Plus this time I applied for a regular announcement. We'll see what happens.
      Last edited by Hal29; 03-28-2019, 07:16 AM.

    • Sheridan1
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      That seems so silly. You get disqualified from your BI, but you can reapply and get hired if you admit or fix a minor issue a few months later? If it's something that can be disqualifying it should be serious enough offense to not warrant another go.

    • Hal29
      Hal29 commented
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      Not true it could be something as simple as something on my credit. I have no past drug or arrest record. Just because you were found unsuitable doesn't mean you had a disqualifying factor. It was unsuitable not a disqualifier.

  • 19-3.. JFK & No sign of SI.

    19-5s posting saying they completed SI weeks ago

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    • corsair
      corsair commented
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      Just let it happen - this isn't about anyone else other than you, we're just hear to cheer each other on.

    • JPOL
      JPOL commented
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      Job Announcement numbers have nothing to do with speed of process, it's just a number for recruiting classes, that's all too it, so someone from 19-5 can be ahead of say 18-x

    • xknuckles
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      Just got mine last night. Same port as wel

  • Hi, can anyone tell me how the poly test would be like? Just asking questions, then you answer? How to prepare for the test? Can you go to restroom during the test? How long would it be?

    Anything will be helpful!! Thanks a lot!

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    • KevinMO91
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      There is no preparing for the test. It's actually hurtful as they ask you if you did any kind of research on how to beat the test etc. etc.

      Everyone seems to have different experiences with their polygraphs, I had to take two and they were literally polar opposites.

      The Examiner will literally tell you everything you need to do to pass. If you follow that you'll be fine. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't go well even if you were telling the truth. I had to take two to pass some people on this forum have taken up to 5.

    • mobyfish
      mobyfish commented
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      KevinMO91 I wouldn't say its hurtful. People are naturally curious of the unknown. It's only a problem if you intend on using the information you found online to "beat" the exam.

      My examiner asked if I researched it and I expalined that yes, I looked at information online but it was all out of curiousity and I intend on being 100% truthful during our poly session.

    • douglasgene1
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      they asked me if i researched the poly, i stated yes since i heard bad things about the poly. The poly guy looked at me and asked if researched on how to beat a poly i told him no i took 2 poly's before and past and he was relieved lol honesty is the biggest thing, think about nothing and just answer truethfully.

    • KevinMO91
      KevinMO91 commented
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      mobyfish the reason I say it's hurtful, is because (and maybe it was just my examiners) I got asked 100 different ways if I asked for, googled, watched, videos, seeked out posts on internet forums. If they start getting "weird" reading and you admitted you went looking into advice for the poly they are more inclined to nail you for "trying to beat the test".

      Obviously everyone is curious lol, I know I was but I tried to keep what I looked at to a minimal because I didn't even want the appearance of "trying to beat the test".

      Either way the best and only advice is "Listen to the directions the examiner gives you, they will tell you how to pass".

      Every examiner is different and really there is very few factors you can actually control during the test (Assuming your telling the truth and not a complete social awkward weirdo). Nothing will prepare you more then the statement I just gave.

  • I'm a new poster but I've been following this thread and I been in the process for CBPO and BPA for a year and 1/2 now, currently sitting at 88% on the tracker for both. Well I got the "call" but it was from the BPA, which I decided to turn down and wait for Customs. I was wondering if anyone got the call for 1000 Islands or Champlain, NY recently?

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    • Following the advice as many on here... I applied and am continuing on with other applications till otherwise hired :P

      Filled out my Pre-Hiring Qualification with a local PD and reviewed the questions for their polygraph (April 23rd). Here goes round 2 with them... The first time was the first polygraph I ever took and I failed hard for the polygraph games. And apparently that guy was fired for Veteran's discrimination. So we'll see how this one goes!

      CBPO 19-1
      CBPO (44%)
      Eqip: done
      PFT1: 11/08/2018
      Medical: 10/30/2018
      SI: 12/11/2018
      Poly: scheduled 04/15

      BPA 19-1
      BPA (44%):
      Eqip: done
      PFT1: 11/08/2018
      Medical: 10/30/2018
      SI: 03/05/2019
      Poly: scheduled 04/15

      MIA (DoA due to Fed Resume writing issues.... I am getting lessons now :P )
      CBPO 15-6 **3 yr recall w/ Military***
      Eqip: done
      PFT1: 11/08/2018
      Medical: 10/30/2018
      SI: 12/11/2018
      Poly: 4/15/2019
      Poly 2: 5/22/2019
      Poly 2 Check: 5/30/2019
      Drug Screen: 06/05/2019
      BI (initial email): 06/10/2019
      BI Meet: 06/24/2019
      PFT2: 06/26/2019
      Final Call: 07/08/2019 **turned down for GS9**

      CBPO 19-9
      Referred: 07/03/2019
      Eqip / Medical / SI / Poly check: 07/09/2019
      PFT1 / Drug Test check: 07/18/2019
      BI check: 10/15/2019
      Final Call: 08/30/2019 (Gs9 SEA-TAC)
      EOD: 11/15/2019

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      • 19-3 just got my SI schedule before my medical cleared (still pending) safe to say I passed medical?

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        • corsair
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          Medical can take anywhere from a few days to 6 months to pass if not more

        • douglasgene1
          douglasgene1 commented
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          nope...sorry to crush you're dreams lol

        • xknuckles
          xknuckles commented
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          Rather have the truth haha. I just thought you couldn’t get a SI before passing medical

      • Originally posted by Hyper33 View Post
        I'm a new poster but I've been following this thread and I been in the process for CBPO and BPA for a year and 1/2 now, currently sitting at 88% on the tracker for both. Well I got the "call" but it was from the BPA, which I decided to turn down and wait for Customs. I was wondering if anyone got the call for 1000 Islands or Champlain, NY recently?
        Someone on the other CBP forum posted a few days ago that he/she got Champlain, NY a few days ago ...

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