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  • Got the call today. EOD 12/7. FLETC 12/21-4/29.

    She said there are no incentive locations right now.
    I'll post the locations asap when I can get to a computer. I'd like input from whoever has experience at any of the locations.

    I believe I'm trying to decide between NOLA, Chi, maybe derby line? VT is beautiful and its 40 mins from the best brewery in the world.

    Anyhow, here are the options I was given - If you have knowledge, info, suggestions - good or bad - I'm all ears. I requested the weekend to make a selection...(also posting for those who are expecting a call soon)

    * currently not offering incentives for any locations

    CA - calexico, douglas, lukeville, andrade, otay mesa, SF, san ysidro

    ID - east port

    IL - chicago

    MA - boston

    ME - calais, coburn gore, fort fairfield, jackman, madawasaka, van barun

    MI - detroit (land)

    MN - grand portage

    MT - raymond, sweet grass

    ND - pendina, portal, dunseth

    NJ - newark

    NY - alexandria bay

    TX - presidio

    VT - derby line

    WA - blaine, oroville

    LA - NOLA
    Last edited by Tydaddy; 05-29-2020, 08:13 AM.

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    • Tydaddy
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      Was leaning towards NOLA until I started looking at real estate prices and commute times. We have 4 - 100# dogs so a yard is necessary, and a big one. In our price range, I'd be looking at well over an hour commute. I've done that before - andxwill never do it again.

      Alex Bay is the likely choice. I was also talking to someone at FLETC who is from and picked alex bay. Shes been there since being sent home from FLETC for COVID19. New hires typically work 8-4 m-f, no weekends. OT will obviously be a challenge, but with the new port being constructed, they're apparently hiring 75 new officers, per what she said, essentially doubling the port size.

    • Tydaddy
      Tydaddy commented
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      ES90 thanks for all of that. I keep forgetting I posted all of that in the delphi forum. Got some good advice there too.

      http://forums.delphiforums.com/custo...sages/35112/32

    • DrigoCBP
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      Tydaddy where are u from originally? I was stationed in Fort Drum, NY when i was in the Army (near Alexandria Bay) , winter are brutal (mind you im from NYC) and there is nothing to do. I was stuck there and it was one of the reasons i got out.
      However, if you’re looking for a remote area that is quiet, by all means go for it.

    • Tydaddy
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      DrigoCBP lancaster, pa, but live in marietta pa. I dont mind cold and snow. Itll be a slight change of pace for sure. But with 4 - 100# dogs, upstate weather seems much more enjoyable for them - than nola.

  • Hello Lady and Gent. How are ya 19-2, 19-3 doing? anyone one of you still waiting for Poly? and i am wondering when they will continue Poly again....i have been waiting more than 1 year already and going to be 1 and a half year next month. . the wait is no joke at all!!!! ...

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    • fonzi7979
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      standtheman 19-2 for JFK waiting to be scheduled for the polygraph exam. Did you receive a call last month from polygraph division informing you that your file and application is still valid and if you are still interested in pursuing a career with CBP? I guess time will tell. Hang in there.

    • standtheman
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      fonzi7979 yes, i got the call back in march or april to ask if i still interesting and i said yes i do. been checking cass everyday to make sure im not missing any important message from them

    • StevenMal
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      19-4 here. Just patiently waiting for my polygraph exam to be scheduled just like everyone else. I’m not too bothered by waiting due to circumstances that are out of my control. Hopefully within a month or two we get word when they will start again

  • Ya know thinking about it I'll be about 5 months into CBP most likely by the time class 527 starts with the way it's looking (end of July start fletc or early august). That being said it has me curious. For anyone that finishes their first year with CBP and still at FLETC will they still get their automatic pay grade increase, or does it wait till they are out of the academy to start? Just bored so coming up with hypotheticals while we all wait lol.

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    • Dodge_Guy19-4
      Dodge_Guy19-4 commented
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      I was actually curious about this as well

    • SAS-CBPO
      SAS-CBPO commented
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      I am not familiar with their contract but it definitely seems to a contract thing, so I would say yes you would still be promoted unless there is something there in the contract.

    • merlin436
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      https://nteuchapter128.org/wp-conten...TEU_NCBAv3.pdf

      That's the current CBA.

      "Section 12. Career Ladder Promotions. An employee occupying a position with established career ladder promotion potential will be promoted on the first pay period after a period of fifty-two (52) weeks, or whatever lesser period may be applicable, provided the supervisor has determined the employee has demonstrated the ability to perform at the higher grade level, all qualification and administrative requirements have been met, the employee’s current rating of record is at least fully successful (or equivalent) and there is sufficient higher level work to be performed."

      That's all it has to offer as far as career ladder promotions go...
      Last edited by merlin436; 05-30-2020, 06:32 PM.

    • 210CBPO
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      I was wondering the same. Or at least if we will be out of probations of course, given that we pass the academy. I have a friend that was waiting to be sent again due to an injury and her yr is coming up in July and she said she is looking forward for her promotion pay.

  • Any insight, I received the tentative offer and then the email about how to fill out the E-quip. Its been maybe 36 hours and still no email from OPM with the registration code and link. I emailed HR and they haven’t gotten back to me yet. Do I continue to wait or keep calling them? I have until the 3rd to have it completed and submitted.

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    • Dodge_Guy19-4
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      Have you ever in your life done EQIP before? If so you may not get one. Just try to login, and if you have done it in the past use your actual birth location instead of the one in the instructions.

    • Adrenaline54
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      Dodge_Guy19-4. Yes I have completed one for getting into the military and I was able to login and see my old e-Quip and a reference to the CBP one. But it specifically said in the email that even if i have completed one in the past I need to not use my old account and to create a new one once I receive the email

    • Dodge_Guy19-4
      Dodge_Guy19-4 commented
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      Adrenaline54 my email never mentioned not using my old account, so that's what I did (and like you, my previous information populated. I made updates, deleted everything from previous investigations that was beyond the 10 year scope, and submitted), my background cleared a few months later with no investigator contacting anyone. I hope your BI case manager is better than the one I had, otherwise it will be weeks before you get an answer.

    • Adrenaline54
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      Dodge_Guy19-4 Yea Ive decided to do the same. It makes it easier having all the old information in there and just making adjustments. Ive done my job by calling and emailing with no return answers from them so, well see what happens after I submit.

  • CBPO GS7 20-6

    Application submitted 3/28/20.
    According to the app, EQIP, fingerprints, Medical exam completed and cleared, Passed fitness test. All completed by end of April. Selected Newark, NJ.

    Judging from all of the prior posts, it is obvious this process is going to take a much longer time than anticipated. I am getting a bit anxious about that.. Any rumors as to how long the next steps will take to complete (interview, polygraph, etc) ? Trying to remain very positive here. I am really looking forward to getting this process completed and starting the academy.

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    • CyberSec59
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      Thanks for your input. I have an extensive law enforcement background so hopefully that will speed things up a bit, God willing!

    • EODGS
      EODGS commented
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      I'm 20-6 VRA GS7. Applied one day before you and have the same things completed. The area of Northern Virginia that I live in has just started to open back up, so hopefully interviews will start again soon. Strange how we could complete the other tasks during the shutdown, but not an interview.

      Hang in there, we are pretty much on the same rollercoaster.

    • CyberSec59
      CyberSec59 commented
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      EODGS thank you for your input. Good to know I am not the only one! Stay well!

    • AdamF2882
      AdamF2882 commented
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      I applied to Newark as well in Jan 2019. Prior I applied in 12/2017 and completed everything by 2/2018. My medical didn’t clear until 7/2019, it took 1.7 years to clear. I reapplied to the Jan 2019 announcement to get Newark because my original application didn’t offer Newark. I’ve been waiting since 7/2019 for my poly.

  • merlin436 I worked for border patrol for 6 months before leaving to go the CBPO route. On my SF-50 it shows that I have 6 months of federal time. I was a GL-9 for the whole 6 months. My question is will that 6 months of federal time as a 9 count towards my 11 when I EOD in aug?

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    • Klumper23
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      Do you know where I could go to find out? Would that be HR at my home port?

    • merlin436
      merlin436 commented
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      Promotions are OPM's bailiwick but I imagine a competent CBP admin person would know...or at least know where to find the answer.

    • Klumper23
      Klumper23 commented
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      Thank you!

    • Jafo1984
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      X x x x x x xx x x x x x x
      Last edited by Jafo1984; 06-11-2020, 10:35 PM.

  • 19-8 here!
    I applied back in May 2019 and I just completed my BI interview. All references have been checked as well. Now its the final waiting part for the adjudication.
    Hopefully I get my chosen location. I'm looking forward to it.

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    • JL85
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      Nice, how many references did you need if you don’t mind me asking?

    • rocky1988
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      JL85 it was 3

    • fonzi7979
      fonzi7979 commented
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      congrats rocky1988 I’m 19-2 still waiting for my Polygraph Exam. Good luck keep us posted.

  • Announcement 19-6 !

    SI : june 10 2019

    poly pending

    hoping for jfk

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    • fonzi7979
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      19-2 for JFK
      Keep us posted.

  • I chose alex bay.

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    • merlin436
      merlin436 commented
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      You might like A-Bay. I've spent some previous job time with short trips to Ephrata, Reading and a few other Pennsylvania towns. It's sort of similar country around A-Bay...although less populated and flatter. Healthy greater area Amish population too...if you're into that.

  • Question regarding virtual EOD... Are you supposed to complete Onboarding documents prior to EOD date?

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    • TsFost
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      call your POC and ask what their mission support team would prefer.

    • Gixxerman
      Gixxerman commented
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      I was told that I'm swearing-in from home. An OPM link will be sent one week prior to my EOD date, I am to have all of my forms completed a week prior to my EOD date as well.
      Last edited by Gixxerman; 06-02-2020, 01:10 PM.

    • SAS-CBPO
      SAS-CBPO commented
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      Just to reiterate what TsFost said, call your POC. . I was told to prepare all docs but do not submit until I EOD. Every port is different. Good luck all and congrats to the ones EODing and I will see you at FLETC one day. Be safe stay healthy.

  • Spoke with my Station contact, as of now I am still going to EOD as scheduled COVID be damned. Question for those that have EOD what is the attire for the pre academy, Polos? Buttonups? Slacks? I've lost about 50lbs since having to wear any kind of formal attire; need to know what to buy. Also; on the physical side; Im now completing the 1.5mi run in graduation standard. Current PR is 13:40. Looking forward to cutting that time down even further before i go to FLETC

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    • TsFost
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      I wore black slacks and polos (grey, navy), then also wore my shined boots. My supervisor said she appreciated the professional appearance daily even with everything going on.
      Last edited by TsFost; 06-03-2020, 09:59 PM.

    • boconnor
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      My first day I wore a suit and tie. Always dress to impress and then let them tell you what to wear. You only get one first impression

  • Originally posted by Dulmarr View Post
    Spoke with my Station contact, as of now I am still going to EOD as scheduled COVID be damned. Question for those that have EOD what is the attire for the pre academy, Polos? Buttonups? Slacks? I've lost about 50lbs since having to wear any kind of formal attire; need to know what to buy. Also; on the physical side; Im now completing the 1.5mi run in graduation standard. Current PR is 13:40. Looking forward to cutting that time down even further before i go to FLETC
    What did you do to lose weight?

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    • Dulmarr
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      Going to sound Cliche; but diet and exercise. Cut out soda completely, increased water intake, decreased carb intake. Maximum 1900 Calories per day. Daily sets of Pushups at a minimum, combined with weights and a running program! Started at half an hour of walking, 4 times per week, M W F SA; built up to half an hour of running over 12 Weeks. I weigh less now and am in way better shape than I was in High School!

  • Hey guys, saw that NJ will allow non-essential businesses to open with limited capacity on June 15th and was wondering if polygraphers follow that time line. What do you guys think?
    Last edited by Turboboigti; 06-03-2020, 11:34 AM.

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    • Turboboigti
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      Oops, my bad guys.

    • CyberSec59
      CyberSec59 commented
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      I hope they are allowing polygraphs! I’m at still waiting for that and my SI. @turbobiogti .. I would Definitely appreciate an update if they start back up again! Stay well.

    • Turboboigti
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      CyberSec59 Will keep everyone posted, where are you taking SI? Newark?

    • Turboboigti
      Turboboigti commented
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      Dodge_Guy19-4 LOL

  • Has anybody been scheduled to go back to fletc yet?

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    • TsFost
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      @sliva23 oh I thought you all were the ones heading to SC for part of your training? I'm glad to see things rolling again because I wanna get done lol.

      Kevin1234 did they give you all a new packing list since nobody is allowed to go off base?

    • showtime15
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      Heading there tomorrow. Lots of rumors on what actually is true and what’s not about the reopening. Some of my buds who are there now have said that you can actually leave at your own risk of being denied entry.

      As far as a packing list, I mean..pack like you are going somewhere for 5 months and have no access to the outside. Pretty much a military deployment before they got all fancy with the bull**** base exchanges. Chances are you will have a way to get daily necessities off base, but bring them anyway. The **** you personally need, black undershirts (highly recommend some type of drifit/hot weather gear), black boots, bug spray, highly recommend a water filter as the tap water is awful, some shower shoes, whatever your personal form of off time entertainment is.

    • SheepDogg
      SheepDogg commented
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      showtime15 What is your class number? Just trying to figure out when I will be headed back?

      Has anyone got a call recently to head back to your POE next week (Pre Academy)?

    • showtime15
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      SheepDogg there is a schedule floating around of when all classes are coming back. I know 519 is the last class to report to FLETC (520-523 go to Charleston first). 519 has a grad date of 8/29.

  • I’m 539 so I got a long wait..... just trying to get things in order

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