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  • Originally posted by USMC0844 View Post
    To further expand on this question, where is the best place to meet with your BI if not at your place of employment? I am in a similar situation as the above applicant. Fortune 500, 1-800 employment hot line, etc. Taking it a little further, my office is actively engaged in "cost containment measures" (aka: looking to reduce cost including layoffs if necessary.) To bring a BI into my office at this time would place a huge target on my back. I have people in my office, including managers that are willing to meet with the BI, but I think bringing the BI to my office could be hazardous to my current income. Especially if CBP goes into a hiring slow down. Would it be best to meet the BI at my house or a neutral location? Is it best to have people come to the meeting location or let the BI go to them?
    When setting up the initial meeting with the BI, if he/she asks to do it at your work, you could suggest a local library, resturant, community center, PD/Sheriff office, or your home. Just make sure you explain why your work would not be a desireable location.
    Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca

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    • Originally posted by Cbpstyle View Post
      hey Tipp so I hot confirmation , I will indeed recieve my oringal date March Tsu whichs puts me in approx 60 day waiting in TSU .... Sorry about ur situation thou
      Damn dude, you got lucky. Congrats, and thanks for the sympathy hahahaha

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      • I saw this post over on the delphi CBPO forum about the rumored "hiring freeze", and thought I would pass it along over here.

        From: jtlga / 6-1-09 / 22:36

        "I called TSU this morning lady told me they should have an answer from headquaters by the end of this week or start of next week. Hopefully we will see some movement soon or have an idea of what they are planning to do."

        TSU SINCE APRIL 1,2009 -MIAMI


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        Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca

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        • Originally posted by tippmann87 View Post
          Damn dude, you got lucky. Congrats, and thanks for the sympathy hahahaha
          Yea Tipp I should be back in TSU by the end of the month Which would put me almost 90 days in TSU ..... Like I never left ., which should make me closer to the call ...

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          • Originally posted by biggdawgdaddy View Post
            Yes...and No. It counts as time served for retirement (not on LEO retirement it will be prorated) and RIF's or it may mean a step in pay. It does not count for seniority in bid and rotation, or put you ahead of anyone else you will EOD with.
            It also counts towards the amount of leave you accumulate, so if he's already getting 6 hours per pp, he won't lose that when he makes the jump.

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            • This forum has been a priceless source of various information regarding CBP, but now I feel it is the time to give back so in case you’ve been wondering what EOD day is like here you go:

              We were told to report at 0830 to a CBP office not far from Dulles Airport. We were greeted by two Mission Support Specialists who went over the forms we were to prepare ahead of time. All together 19 different ones, stuff like tax forms, where your official address is, emergency contact info, designations on what will happen to your pension in case you’ll die, how much you want to contribute to savings plan, what medical and life insurance you want… all that took about an hour. After that we were officially sworn in by the assistant port director and taken in official CBP vehicle to the airport. As proper Government employees we stopped for coffee and food for about half an hour, why rush things, right? At Dulles they first started by giving us a small tour of the terminal, next we filled applications for employee parking. Guess what? Dulles CHARGES CBPOs to park in the employee parking lot - $350 a year !! Go figure! Temporary passes for 1 month before FLETC are free, but still… nuts!

              After that we went to obtain official airport ID passes which took about three hours. They use cool software which plays a movie and then asks you a bunch of questions to make sure you pay attention. There is like 10,000 regulations about IDs alone; where one can go, when, with whom, how to close the doors, what to do if the alarms go off, and that kind of stuff. Next part was about driving vehicles on actual AOA (aircraft operation area)… who has the right of way; how to obtain clearance from the control tower before crossing runways and that kind of stuff. Dulles has its own police force who will ticket you if you speed or do anything stupid while driving, and a points system which will get you suspended if you’ll push your luck too much…

              That’s about it, we were done by 1530. Tomorrow we’re to report at 11am. More to follow…
              CBPO Timeline
              Geo: Virginia and D.C. Test: 12/10/08
              NOR: 12/20/08 (86%) TO: 02/02/09
              Forms: 02/11/09 VBT: 02/25/09
              Medical: 03/03/09 Fitness: 03/03/09
              Drug Test: 03/12/09 Qualifications: 03/26/09
              BI: 04/09/09 (my B-day gift!)
              Met with Investigator: 04/15/09 TSU: 04/10/09
              The Call: 05/01/09 10.30am
              EOD: 06/01/09 -- Dulles Airport
              FLETC: 07/01/09 -- Class 957
              Graduation: 10/14/09

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              • Very cool, thanks.

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                • From another airport worker... I've been based at Dulles in an airline past and Dulles charges everyone for everything they can. They even charge for the decals for your vehicles if you drive them on the AOA. I'm based in Denver now but its pretty much the same thing. Every year I have to watch that stupid video and take that stupid test. Which is impossible to fail, answer the wrong question it just replays that segment of video again and makes you watch a few more minutes -- but if you think about it that is really great motivation to score 100% the first time

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                  • Originally posted by Ceridwen View Post
                    From another airport worker... I've been based at Dulles in an airline past and Dulles charges everyone for everything they can. They even charge for the decals for your vehicles if you drive them on the AOA. I'm based in Denver now but its pretty much the same thing. Every year I have to watch that stupid video and take that stupid test. Which is impossible to fail, answer the wrong question it just replays that segment of video again and makes you watch a few more minutes -- but if you think about it that is really great motivation to score 100% the first time
                    Gotta love the SIDA badges.
                    Geo: Illinois
                    Test Score: 94
                    Quals: GS-7
                    T.O.: 8/7/2007
                    Referred to Schedule EOD

                    "Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die"

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                    • Originally posted by buenhec
                      The fortune 500 company I work for as a policy DOES NOT disclose any info on their employees. They give you an automated 800# that verifies hire date and pay.

                      Since this is a DHS job, do they have to disclose? My employer will be very upset and dissapointed I am trying to leave. How will the BI investigator handle this?
                      This is how my company is as well. My BI was VERY good about it and he already had done some BIs on people who work at the same place. So he told me he wouldn't even contact my supervisor but asked for references of people that I currently work with. He went to talk to them at their homes. This way if I didn't take the CBP job or didn't get it no feathers were ruffled and since they wouldn't talk to him anyways he didn't see a point. But it will depend on your BI I presume.
                      Last edited by bflogirl; 06-02-2009, 08:31 AM.
                      CBPO
                      Test: July 2008
                      TO: 12/26/08
                      VBT 1/21/09-passed
                      Medical - 1/21/09 - cleared 4/28
                      Fitness - 1/21/09 - passed
                      Drug test - 2/5/09- passed
                      BI - Cleared
                      TSU -4/29/09 (Buffalo)
                      BI2 - cleared 8/11

                      ICE Special Agent
                      Test 7/22/09 passed

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                      • I received my NOR Yesterday and I'm proud to say I PASSED! YEAH!
                        CBPO-MIA/FL
                        Written: 4/30/09
                        NOR: 6/01/09 (82%)
                        TO: pending

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                        • Originally posted by OZ-82 View Post
                          I received my NOR Yesterday and I'm proud to say I PASSED! YEAH!

                          Good Job. Congrats
                          CBPO
                          GEO - NY/JFK
                          TEST - 03/08 (NOR: 04/08)

                          TO - 01/09
                          PE Forms - Completed
                          Fitness - Completed
                          VBT - 03/09 - Completed
                          Drug Screen - Completed
                          Qual - 05/09 - Completed
                          B.I. - 05/09 - Completed
                          Medical - 05/09 - Completed
                          TSU


                          EOD: ???
                          FLETC: ???

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                          • Originally posted by TuffStuffCBP View Post
                            Good Job. Congrats
                            Thank You!
                            CBPO-MIA/FL
                            Written: 4/30/09
                            NOR: 6/01/09 (82%)
                            TO: pending

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                            • Hey I need help, I changed my geo location but I never received my change of location by mail. I was cleared by cass for everything except the B.I

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                              • Originally posted by USMC0844 View Post
                                To further expand on this question, where is the best place to meet with your BI if not at your place of employment? I am in a similar situation as the above applicant. Fortune 500, 1-800 employment hot line, etc. Taking it a little further, my office is actively engaged in "cost containment measures" (aka: looking to reduce cost including layoffs if necessary.) To bring a BI into my office at this time would place a huge target on my back. I have people in my office, including managers that are willing to meet with the BI, but I think bringing the BI to my office could be hazardous to my current income. Especially if CBP goes into a hiring slow down. Would it be best to meet the BI at my house or a neutral location? Is it best to have people come to the meeting location or let the BI go to them?
                                I would be absolutely straight forward with him and say look... this is our company policy... call this number and they will tell you who what where when but no WHY's because it's our company policy not to disclose backgrounds. And then tell him straight up 'hey... we're looking to do cutbacks at my current job and if you start coming to my office or calling my supervisors... I'm afraid you're going to make me a target since I might be lined up for another job.' If he can't respect that and furthermore attain the information he needs from the 1-800 # then he's not doing his job well.

                                And it's risky but... if you have a supervisor that is like your great friend... maybe recommend them as a reference from your employer... strictly "off the record recommendation" if you feel that they'll give you a glowing recommendation. My boss was nice enough to do that for me. Just a thought.

                                Originally posted by TPA3312 View Post
                                When setting up the initial meeting with the BI, if he/she asks to do it at your work, you could suggest a local library, resturant, community center, PD/Sheriff office, or your home. Just make sure you explain why your work would not be a desireable location.

                                I absolutely agree that meeting in a neutral location is the best place. Doing it at your home is great if A) it's neat & B) there are no distractions. It's also nice because you may or may not remember some documents to show/give him and they'll be there at your fingertips hiding at your residence. This may or may not have come from experience

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