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  • federal123
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    oh ok cool!

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  • bondman007
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    As far as I know, nope. Waiting on another agency to finish up their BI on me and will probably go with them

  • federal123
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    interesting, oh well I guess we wait and see if anything takes off. Has your BI started or anyone contacted?

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  • bondman007
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    Same boat man, I'm coming up on 3.5 months since my poly with no word. Scheduled my medical and everything prior to scheduling my poly (ended up doing my medical the day after my poly back in June.) Never heard anything regarding pass/fail/reschedule. Every time I reach out to USSS (once a month now) all I get is my "application is under ajudicative review".

  • federal123
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    hmm interesting, I still have not received a BQA email or letter. I reached out to SS and they said my application is still active, not sure what to think at this point. I am trying to stay positive, I guess either I passed the Poly, or they just haven't sent out my BQA letter yet. Then again it's been over a month since I took my poly, no call to reschedule or a BQA yet.....

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  • ReformedSam
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    I did my drug test a day after the polygraph and had my medical already scheduled for this week, but the BQA came so haha.. I hope you get good news soon and keep moving forward.

  • federal123
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    Sorry to hear that reformedsam, here's my experience so far.
    Exam-jul 2019-passed
    elac event- aug 2019-passed
    poly- sept 2019- i was not told if i passed or not, two days after the poly, i got call to take my drug screen. Hmm thoughts on this anyone? I have yet to hear back about the poly and its been over 30 days.
    Medical- oct 2019 passed.
    Home visit- i have not been contacted since doing my medical
    anyone have thoughts on my process? Thanks

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  • ReformedSam
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    I had my poly last week and 2 days later received the BQA email. The examiner didn’t said if I Passed/Failed, just told me to wait 3-4 weeks for the results. I’m guessing that HQ reviewed it pretty quick or maybe it was something else.

    Good luck to everyone.

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  • Radio Raheem
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    @Wise135: You hit the nail on the head with these. I had the opportunity to spend 14 weeks with a couple of former USSS SAs and one former UD.

    @camtheman77: These are the exact reasons for their exit. They also said that the service treats their people in a less than optimal manner, but no agency is going to ride or die for it's people 100 percent. As long as the promotions and checks keep coming, then you are ahead of a lot of people in this country. They (the former USSS guys) also said that they appreciate the once in a lifetime experience and history for which they were able to be present. Where else can you see royalty or meet foreign dignitaries? Where else can you witness treaties being signed?

    Finally, from what I was told, the best resource you can have as an SA or UD is a supportive spouse. If your spouse is not 100% on board, then don't even consider applying. If they have the slightest reservation, then go elsewhere because they will add stress to an already stressful job. Think about it. How would you feel if you can home from traveling and working a week of 16 hour days and your spouse start "enthusiastically" expressing their concerns about your choice to join the USSS? How would you feel if your spouse gives you grief about missing your kids' recital, football game, spelling competition, quinceanera, etc? Again, MAKE SURE YOUR SPOUSE IS 1000% ON BOARD WITH THIS! The USSS doesn't need you thinking about what your spouse is doing when you're supposed to be protecting the Pope.

    If you don't have a spouse and have no obligations to consider other than yourself, then jump on this opportunity and enjoy the experience.

  • Wise135
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    Originally posted by camtheman77 View Post
    Kels thanks for the info. Hows morale in USSS now. I know a while back it was pretty bad. Anyone know how the overall feeling is regarding the agency?
    Morale must not be too good because it seems like former Secret Service agents keep coming over to HSI, or go to other agencies. Based on what they have personally told me, these are their top reasons for leaving:

    1. They want to do more investigative work. (Protection seems to be priority #1 for the agency, and investigations take a back seat.)
    2. They travel too much and spend most of their time away from home. (I've heard of weeks and even months of 16-hour days with no days off.)
    3. They don't want to move. (After their first few years, they're expected to move to Washington D.C. or elsewhere, and some don't want to move).

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  • Lovetocamp
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    Yes because you haven’t gone through CITP. Basic 1811 class although if you are a UD Officer they’re not forcing FLETC on you.

  • Lovetocamp
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    LA, San Fran, Sacramento, NY. All offices that are hard to fill.

    I was offered a bunch of locations from San Diego to San Jose and I had to ask about East Coast offices. Offices like Boston, Newark, DC, and Miami pop up from time to time if you ask.

  • Kels
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    DC_Vulcan if im not Mistaken i believe thats only if you arepart of the Secret service uniform division. Meaning you cant be capital police and then go straight to ss agent, you would have to go back to fletc. The ss had a program where they would send current ud officers straight to rtc for agent training because they had already been to fletc. But that was inter agency. There was some grumblings that when this process is done, that person wont be a true 1811 because they didnt get the criminal investigation certification which is down at fletc.

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  • DC_Vulcan
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    If you've already been to FLETC for UPTP, will you still have to do the full Investigator program at FLETC for USSS?

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  • Ocnlawenforce
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    For any recent hires, what has been offered location wise? I understand you will be expected to fill a PSD billet at some point. Also has anyone been hired on experience alone, no degree?

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