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  • enorthkc
    started a topic Secret Service SA hiring process

    Secret Service SA hiring process

    There seem to be a lot of UD candidates/officers on this board. I am in the process of (hopefully) becoming a special agent with USSS. If anyone's in that camp, I'd like some feedback on my timeline.

    Oct. 1, 2006: Application submitted
    Oct. 5, 2006: Invited to take TEA exam
    Oct. 17, 2006: TEA exam
    Oct. 23, 2006: Notified of passing score on TEA exam, panel interview scheduled
    Nov. 8, 2006: Panel Interview

    And now it's Jan. 28, and I have not heard about the status of my panel interview. Things seemed to be moving on the fast track, and I was even told at the panel interview that I would hear the results within one to two weeks. I've heard nothing. Is this normal?

  • Thriller
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    LOL dang they erased themselves from the site

  • triniboy05
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    It’s been stated (by me and others) prior, adjudication is simply the stage where you’re packet is being judged/decided upon. In terms of why some people seemingly fall through the crack, that’s a mystery in and of itself but I don’t think anyone can really answer why it happens. It’s the nature of hiring processes, it happens in every agency unfortunately.

    Case in point; myself and 2 others were at the same PFT during the FBI process. I chose USSS And tabled my FBI app (I’ve since graduated and am on the job). 1 friend was hired and just graduated the academy. The next friend, to this day, is still waiting to hear post adjudication.
    Last edited by triniboy05; Today, 01:09 PM.

  • Striker44
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    You articulated my similar sentiment. The only difference is I applied even earlier (Jan 2018). I agree, something is off with this “pending adjudication.”

  • Radio Raheem
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    May of 2018?! Man, you're still good to go! Keep hope alive! I applied Jan 2014 and finished the process on March 2015. I didn't recieved my USSS "Dear John" email for the GS-7 until the end of 2016 after calling numerous times. I still haven't received anything regarding the GS-9 position.

  • vtruy
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    Timeline so far:

    3/25/2019 - UDEE
    3/25/2019 - UDEE PASS
    4/19/2019 - ELAC (Super, Security, & CJO)
    4/19/2019 - ELAC PASS
    5/21/2019 - Poly (Verbal pass)

    Just waiting game now. Guy told me I passed but it’s up to the higher ups now. Not gonna get my hopes up too much now just in case it comes back that I’m no longer eligible as I’ve seen it happens to others.

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  • DC_Vulcan
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    I'm just relaying what I heard. It wasn't someone in usss btw. I also get a diff answer each time, so Idk what to think. I applied in Jan 18 and was done in Aug 18, and have sat since. -_-

  • Eventual1811
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    Originally posted by DC_Vulcan View Post
    Talked to a contact who works in DC. He said OPM is very backed up 2 years, and that everyone gets adjudicated. He said almost everyone has to wait a year or 2, unless they're contacted to accelerate the process for certain reasons, like the person is deploying, or is best qualified. Explains why some people I applied with are already through the academy, and I'm still stuck.
    Honestly man, that sounds like a load of crap and I’ll tell you why:

    1. I’ve called OPM numerous times and each time they adamantly told me they they don’t adjudicate ANYTHING for the Secret Service. This adjudicative review process is internal to the Secret Service. Also, it doesn’t take 1-2 years to hire most people especially after doing ELAC. There are multiple people on this forum; one was hired as recently as two days ago; who have been hired in MONTHS. A single digit number of months...

    2. “Contacted to accelerate the process for certain reasons, like the person is deploying, or is best qualified.” A person having to deploy will not get this job at the time of pre-deployment. There is absolutely no logical explanation to hire someone quickly just so they can deploy immediately. I mean, look at us. We’re both vets and have been stuck in “adjudication” for months. If this adjudicative review is only for veterans why would they be exempt? Also, if we’re this far in the process we ARE best qualified. We wouldn’t have gotten this far unless we weren’t. It’s the board’s decision to give the final decision if you’re the best qualified after weighing results of poly, medical, background etc., but in the interim we’re best qualified until we’re not.

    3. No offense but I think your contact is like the rest of the individuals at USSS. He/she is afraid to say “ I DON’T KNOW”. Every time I talk to an agent, officer or human resources official they all give me a different answer on what exactly adjudication is. Human resources is the biggest problem in my judgement. I’ve received a different answer regarding the adjudication process from each person that I’ve spoken to in HR. Nobody knows anything, who to contact or what to do and most agents/officers that i’ve talked to don’t even have the slightest idea of what adjudication is. I actually spoke with an official who called it “adjudiFIcations”. It seems as though nobody knows what’s going on and it’s quite unprofessional. The USSS hiring process is backed up because of the blatant “I dont know” mentality and “we’ve always done it this way” regime.

    I understand that there is a process for everything but this is passed ridiculous. I applied May of 2018 and finished EVERYTHING in September. My package SAT for two months until it went to adjudication. And alas, here I am. All of this time waiting and we’re not even guaranteed a position.... End rant, lol.

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  • ThegirlsonFIRE
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    Hey everyone! my BI was submitted on May 10th and I was just curious to know if anyone up here can say how long it took before they heard anything regarding the next step?

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  • throwawayuser
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  • Menesesc83
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    That really sucks. I had my poly last week and I left unsure of how it went. I've been dreading getting this email for days.

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  • chipperjones
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    you know what happened? weas it after poly?

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