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  • Hello everyone, quick question. I have this guy that swears that BP is hiring now without a poly or fit tests. That all you have to pass are the medical and the interview. Which i find hard to believe. I know theres rumors going on since trump wants to get rid of OPM. But how true is this and for those.of you who know how will it affect the app process if OPM is removed?

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    • YOUNG718
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      Lol without poly or fit tests huh?? For a Federal Law Enforcement position, you don't need to be vetted or pass a physical fitness test, here's a badge and gun! OPM?? Who cares about accountability!! Anyone can apply and will be hired!!

    • merlin436
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      The polygraph is Congressionally mandated.

      As far as how difficult is to actually get hired...do your own math, look at the minimum standards and figure that the BP needs to hire many thousands of BP Agents to get caught up and OFO isn't all that far behind the BP in terms of the thousands of CBPOs that they need to hire as well.

      Figure 4% attrition, at best. Toss in the fact that historically OFO hired many people for shorter careers in their 40s, 50s and 60s who, since 12D enhanced retirement came along with it's mandatory "maximum" hiring age in 2008, haven't really been hired this last decade...instead that burden has pushed onto the already stressed under-40 applicant pool. Basically we have an ever increasing need for greater amounts of hires and a shrinking applicant pool...

      The BP doesn't fare much better. They like to run younger, 95% male and 95% Hispanic/White. Along with that...they are far more into using their Academy as a tool to cull out those on the lower end of fitness standards, as well as for more arbitrary removals as well.

    • Hewho
      Hewho commented
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      Thanks everyone. Thats what i told him as well. Its a federal job so they wont just hire anyone that applies. But he kept saying it was true that one of his friends told him as well and hes a local police officer. Like that makes it true lol.

  • For a lot of people is a wishful thinking, the poly is an important step and it is not going away any time soon.

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    • Polygraph Examination: The CBP Officer position is a polygraph-required position. You must take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. For more information and videos about the polygraph process, please see Polygraph Examination.

      Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior Federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation package.

      Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation package.

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      • Hewho
        Hewho commented
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        Thats what i thought as well. Thanks!

    • Well to add to the joy of speaking with the BI tomorrow... I now have a PFT-2 to take on Wednesday, and that's 1 of 2... ???

      Got an email from CBP Hiring to schedule a test for each application since they are both older than 17-3. I was hoping to not have to do them. Lol
      CBPO 15-6 **3 yr recall w/ Military, not CBP hiring speed issue***
      CBPO (67%)
      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 announcement**

      CBPO 19-9 (50%)
      Referred: 07/03/2019
      Eqip / Medical / SI / Poly check: 07/09/2019
      PFT1 / BI / Drug Test check: ??
      Final Call: ??

      MIA: Resubmitted

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      • I completed my Structured Interview on June 4th and was not able to complete my fingerprints post interview because the machine was down.

        Same day 6/4, I emailed CBPHiringSI@cbp.dhs.gov and asked how to proceed - was not the most helpful route. They responded on 6/5 and informed me they would mail me a finger print card and 3 weeks later, I have not received any correspondence via mail.

        Any suggestion on who to speak with / how to resolve this? I wish to remain a proactive applicant, thank you

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        Last edited by PA_Ed; 06-24-2019, 09:43 AM.

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        • Stevent518
          Stevent518 commented
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          I wasn’t even told to get a fingerprint scan when I had my structured interview

        • JPOL
          JPOL commented
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          Should contact whoever is your case manager and let them know that you have not received it. IIRC if you don't do finger prints they automatically withdraw your application.

          If you want to be a pro-active applicant, always call, keep on top of your situation, always have someone to talk to and know who to speak too. I'm 18-8 and got my final selection letter a while back, but during the eQIP and BI phase, I was getting pushed back until I kept on calling people until things got done for me.

        • PA_Ed
          PA_Ed commented
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          JPOL, would you mind PM'ing me please? I would really like to get a few point of contacts from you.
          Thank you

      • Who took their Structured interview at JFK. How was it?

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        • MrAce
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          It was good, no issues. Ran smoothly

        • MrAce
          MrAce commented
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          Dress to impress, shave, wear a suit if you are a guy. These are New York Italians, if your from NY you know what I mean. Keep it real and professional

        • November11th
          November11th commented
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          MrAce Thanks, I am a female. But I understand what you’re saying.

      • Do we need to be cleared by our primary care doctor for training prior to arriving at FLETC? When I got my final selection letter it stated that we needed to regardless if we have been cleared by the hiring center?

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        • Is the Psychological portion the final part of the Customs position? If you pass, how long the process usually is from the moment you passed that portion till the academy?

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          • bonds525
            bonds525 commented
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            There is no psych portion

          • MadameAshley
            MadameAshley commented
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            Oh I guess wrong position then.

          • merlin436
            merlin436 commented
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            There probably should be some sort of psyc component. Alas...

        • Got my poly coming up soon. Clean shaven or just make sure the beard is nice and trimmed up?

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          • bonds525
            bonds525 commented
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            Doesn’t matter, they aren’t interested in that

          • MrAce
            MrAce commented
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            Shave, don’t listen to anyone that tells you not to. At the end of the day if it’s up to them would they rather give the benefit of the doubt to someone who is clean shaven and professional or someone with a beard. I have a beard as well but always go clean shaven to any Police Interviews or whatever.

          • Elgin_87
            Elgin_87 commented
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            I agree with bonds525 It doesn't matter.

          • Gdelgado0220
            Gdelgado0220 commented
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            You don’t have to shave. I have a beard and just made sure it was nice a trimmed up. I EOD next month so trust me, you don’t have to shave . Just make sure it’s clean

        • Does JFK have a long wait? They’ve been having job posting for 2 month now I hope the process is quicker this time around.
          Last edited by Ix360xI; 06-24-2019, 05:09 PM.

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          • Just reapplied for a GS9 CBPO announcement closing at the end of the month. Didn't realize how much my resume changed since the initial start of this process.

            I did see that they are now offering 33%, 25% and 15% incentive pays for certain areas. I might have to reconsider AZ and CA now. And for some reason ME and ND are also on there?! :P
            CBPO 15-6 **3 yr recall w/ Military, not CBP hiring speed issue***
            CBPO (67%)
            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 announcement**

            CBPO 19-9 (50%)
            Referred: 07/03/2019
            Eqip / Medical / SI / Poly check: 07/09/2019
            PFT1 / BI / Drug Test check: ??
            Final Call: ??

            MIA: Resubmitted

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            • pnw360
              pnw360 commented
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              Have you ever been to northern ND?? lol

            • merlin436
              merlin436 commented
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              I've worked in ND.
              In many ways, rural northern border ports are far harder to live/work in than busier southern border ports, larger airports, etc. and most often it's done working at far closer to base salary pay.

            • ES90
              ES90 commented
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              I remember looking at one of the ND Ports back when I applied, the closest Walmart was 2+hrs away! If that doesn't merit incentive pay I don't know what does. Even ME, chances are the little town near the crossing is the only "civilization" for hours.

          • I missed a call from TSU on Friday while at work, they left me a VM with a job offer.
            I have called back over 20 times and left a couple voicemails , I haven’t received a call back yet and it’s Tuesday.
            Any suggestions? I think they would have called back by now?

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          • Relocated comment above ^

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            • Hey Everyone quick question 17-10 here waiting on background anyone know if you didnt sign for a provisional clearance can you change it?

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              • My progress so far. for CBPO (OFO) Announcement DH 18-6..

                Applied for CBPO- 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 but canceled due to shutdown
                Rescheduled Polygraph on 2/26/2019- Scheduled for 3/4/2019
                Polygraph canceled and rescheduled on 2/28/2019- Scheduled for 3/6/2019
                Polygraph canceled and rescheduled on 3/1/2019- Scheduled for 3/8/2019
                Polygraph Verbally PASSED and GUARANTEED 100% according to examiner as they stated they submitted my info- 3/8/2019
                Polygraph Passed on CASS APP- 03/12/2019
                Contacted by BI & Scheduled to meet on 04.22.2019 for 04.26.2019
                Met with BI- 04.26.2019
                WILL MEET WITH BI FOR THE SECOND TIME TO FINALIZE BI TOMORROW- 05.15.2019
                Completed BI- 06.14.2019
                Completed Drug Screening/Pending Results- 06.18.19
                NOR Drug Screening Passed- 06.25.2019


                ​​CASS APP 88%

                ​Final Offer-Pending


                My progress so far. for BPA Announcement DH 19-4

                Applied for BPA- 01.27.2019
                Completed Online Assessment- 01.27.2019
                Entrance Exam Taken- 02.01.2019
                NOR for Entrance Exam- 02.04.2019 (Passing Score 96%)
                NOR & Notice of Referral- 02.13.2019
                Tentative Selection- 02.13.2019 (Selected)
                Accepted Tentative Job Offer- 02.14.2019
                Completed Questionnaire- 02.14.2019
                Signed PSR.1- 02.14.2019
                SI Scheduled on 03.11.2019 for- 04.8.2019
                PFT.1 Scheduled Notice on 03.13.2019- for 03.20.2019
                ​SI Scheduled on 03.11.2019 for- 04.08.2019​​​​​​
                PFT.1 Completed- 03.20.2019
                SI/Fingerprints Completed- 04.08.2019
                SI NOR- 04.09.2019 (PASSED)
                Contacted by BI & Scheduled to meet on 04.22.2019 for 04.26.2019
                Met with BI- 04.26.2019
                WILL MEET WITH BI FOR THE SECOND TIME TO FINALIZE BI TOMORROW- 05.15.2019
                Completed BI- 06.14.2019
                Completed Drug Screening/Pending Results- 06.18.19
                NOR Drug Screening Passed- 06.25.2019


                ​​CASS APP 88%

                Final Offer-Pending

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                • CBPO.BPJ
                  CBPO.BPJ commented
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                  Anyone know how long before they call you after you completed every hiring step on your CASS??

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