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  • 19-3 Direct Hire. Received call this week to schedule Poly. Out of state number so my best advice is answer all calls. Hopefully all goes well. SW border is my location

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    • How are 19-4 doing? I’m 19-4 and got a call to schedule my poly.

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      • ChrisQuirolo
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        Safranco2 19-7 announcement

      • B_N
        B_N commented
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        Glad to hear 19-4s are receiving calls for poly.. How long after your SI did you wait until receiving that call? Also, what u in and port you applied for?

      • Safranco2
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        B_N took my si 3/13

      • Lindsey Porter
        Lindsey Porter commented
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        I applied 19-4 as well. I did my Polygraph on May 14th then had my interview with my background investigator on 5/29. As of right now I know she had interviewed about 6 or 7 of my references.

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      Last edited by ChrisQuirolo; 05-31-2019, 07:33 PM.

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      • Thinking of applying for BOP, application closes in September. Been waiting since August for the Polly... sucks not being able to do anything on how slow this process is and how it makes no sense at all.

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        • ChrisQuirolo
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          BOP is always hiring. It's a decent gig just depends on what facility and security level you end up at.
          Drawback is as an officer you stop at a GS-7. You can apply for the GS-8, but its competitive.
          While CBP you progress up to a GS-12.

        • merlin436
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          BOP actually makes GL pay. Which, all other things being equal, boosts their pay for the first couple of years or so over OFO and standard GS pay.

        • ChrisQuirolo
          ChrisQuirolo commented
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          True it is GL. Curious though what is OFO?

        • merlin436
          merlin436 commented
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          OFO...Office of Field Operations

          The component of CBP that virtually all CBP Officers work under.

      • Reapplied for a different announcement - everything transferred over except my Fitness Exam. Any idea how long I should wait before asking? Its been about 3 weeks since my new CASS populated and I'm showing 38% should be 50%.
        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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        • fonzi7979
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          Why did you reapply for 19-8?

        • corsair
          corsair commented
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          Baltimore wasn’t available for 19-4 and I didn’t want to risk it not being available if I make it through to an offer.

        • OKCsparrow
          OKCsparrow commented
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          Mine did the same. I have 2 active applications. One was at 50 and one at 38. I replyed to the email that had my applicant ID and they forwarded it to the fitness unit. It took a couple months but they finally updated the second one to 50%.

        • corsair
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          Looks like it updated to 50% - back to patiently waiting

      • Anybody have any insight as to what the shifts are like in Baltimore (both airport and seaport)? Also as a newbie will I be sent straight to the airport? EOD 9/18/19, FLETC 10/3/19-2/20/19. Thanks in advance.

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        Last edited by Safranco2; 06-01-2019, 05:20 PM.

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        • Hello all,
          Just a quick question,
          If a location is on my announcement at the time of applying, lets say Miami is on the announcement, 2 years later when I complete the process, you think they still honor that or whatever available at current time is what they will be offering... Regular announcement is what I'm asking...
          Thanks

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          • Swsports22
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            Highly doubt Miami is on a list for initial assignment.

          • merlin436
            merlin436 commented
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            If Miami was an option when you applied it could still be an option. Miami is a huge port. Actually, it's two ports...one very big and one pretty big.

          • V_AntCBP
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            Miami was on 19-2 when I applied. Swsports22 , I guess I could ask or argue that the port was on my announcement when I get the call merlin436 lol

          • douglasgene1
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            We have 3 in the academy goin to Miami in my class. Just request it

        • Any current CBPO’s know of any units to get into? Is everything uniform oriented?

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        • Checked my CASS today and seen my polygraph was updated as passing!
          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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        • @ 19-2 CBPO applicants has anyone received a call or email about scheduling for polygraph. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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          • standtheman
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            i am 19-3 and @ 50%. also waiting for poly .... i feel like it will take forever lol

          • SPX
            SPX commented
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            19-2 @ 50% here still waiting for Polygraph to be scheduled.

          • fonzi7979
            fonzi7979 commented
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            It looks like it’s going to be a long wait for the polygraph. They said anywhere from 16 weeks to a year.

          • Stevent518
            Stevent518 commented
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            fonzi7979 where did you get that info from? Because I’m also waiting on a poly.

        • Does anyone know if they supply notebooks and flash cards and all your normal classroom supplies or do they sell on campus or we bring our own?

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          • ES90
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            The majority of class materials are on an issued Ipad. IIRC you get a note pad and some other stuff on the first day. Otherwise you can get anything you don't have at Walmart.

          • bonds525
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            ES90 thank you, I learn the old school way, flash cards lol

        • CBPO Direct Hire 19-8:

          Written Test - 5/6
          Written Test Results - 5/9 (84%)
          Accepted CoE - 5/15
          Completed OnBoarding - 5/15
          Received Applicant ID for eQip - 5/20
          SI Invitation received 5/20 - Scheduled for 6/3
          e-Qip submitted - 5/22
          Application Update to 13% - e-Qip check mark 5/28
          Completed SI - 6/3

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          • PA_Ed
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            Question - how long do the results of the SI take / when will my e-Qip update? Thank you

          • jdop7
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            When I took the SI, I got a verbal pass and CASS updated to the green check mark the next day. The website says that passing results are good for 3 years.

        • On Friday I had reached out to headquarters regarding my status as I have done the drug test but had to redo the medical due to it being expired. Today I received an email saying I was referred to the Training and Scheduling Dept for an EOD date. Just now have to wait for that phone call.

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          • Swsports22
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            Elgin_87. I have met with the BI but it’s not clear. I choose provisional bc I currently hold a secret clearance that was just completed less than a year ago

          • Gdelgado0220
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            Swsports22 congrats!! After you get referred to TSU you’ll get the call in less than a week. Some people have gotten it a day after, it took me about 3 business days. Hopefully I see you down in FLETC !

          • jamoranto
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            Swsports22 What number did you call?

          • Swsports22
            Swsports22 commented
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            952-857-2927. Have to leave a msg

        • Question: I applied for two announcements: one direct hire for the southern border and a regular one for JFK. On CASS app, I’m only seeing one and I don’t know which one it is. How do I find out the status of both? Should both of them show on the app in two different applications? Or just one and counts for both? Please any clarification, thank you!

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          • V_AntCBP
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            both should show on CASS. Take a few weeks to show. They should have different Application ID #. You will receive emails with the application IDs, just match with the correct one. B_N

          • B_N
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            I did received the tentative selection emails for both but some reason only one is showing on cass and I can’t tell which it is.... the direct hire one, should it say direct hire or not?

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