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  • Friendly reminder about Glynco: on my classes orientation day, we were told we belonged to the FLETC director (and not to BOP) as long as we were on Glynco orders, and that he tolerated absolutely no nonsense. Do anything stupid, either on-campus or off-campus, and you were history. Several TSA students in my dorm found that to be true, and they went home unemployed after getting too rowdy and stupid at an off-duty pool party.

    Also, the local off-base police departments give absolutely no professional courtesy to Glynco students. Run a red light, speed, etc, and you will get cited.

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    • Originally posted by in625shooter View Post

      How fast depends on how many people they are starting. They attempt to coordinate th date with everyone else. But I would say average for a small class of under 5 4-6 weeks but don't hold me to is a I don't know ow your institution particulars.

      The training film is dated. They emphasis the PT but it's a joke. There is nothing to it. Pay attention in class, don't do anything stupid on the range and you will be fine. It's like a college campus and atmosphere. Nowhere near a boot camp
      Thanks. They provide traveling arrangements or is that on you? I interview in CT a few days ago

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      • Originally posted by Newbie17 View Post

        Thanks. They provide traveling arrangements or is that on you? I interview in CT a few days ago
        You will receive information from, I think, your facility's HR office several weeks in advance of your Glynco report date. You'll receive travel orders and instructions also from your local facility. You have the choice of driving personal vehicle (and getting mileage reimbursement), or flying to/from Jacksonville FL on a government ticket then taking the shuttle an hour up the road to Glynco. Note: mileage reimbursement is capped at what it would have cost Uncle Sam to fly you there commercially. If your mileage reimbursement (at .58/mile x ## miles) exceeds the cost of a government airline ticket, you have to eat the difference.

        Your housing at Glynco is pre-arranged by the academy staff. You'll get pre-arrival instructions via email. Some folks stayed off-base at a contract hotel (with the bill paid by Uncle Sam) and getting shuttled to/from class each day. Other folks stay on-base in very nice dorms free of charge, and take a different shuttle from the dorms to/from class and the on-base cafeteria which is free.
        Last edited by Signal108M; 09-27-2017, 09:42 AM.

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        • Newbie17
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          Thanks for the heads up.

      • Hello Everyone, I just finished read all previous 251 pages and could not find much info at all about Florence ADX. Now obviously I know it's a bit more confidential than others based on who they house there but I have not been able to find how officers like it there, or how the hiring process is... I spoke to their HR two weeks ago who said they are just finishing up a hiring freeze and submitted a request to hire 35 officers. Is this a lot? I did get BQ and she said applicants should hear something in 3 weeks or to call them back. I appreciate everyone's input on here to hopefuls like myself, especially Shooter.

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        • Capt_Falco
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          From what I've heard we are supposed to be getting 50 new hires total and most will be sent to either the FCI or USP as overtime is out of hand right now. From talking to officers at the ADX it sounds like they are pretty well staffed and don't need as much help. It seems like FCC Florence has a retention problem and they've had hiring events for Vets who get hired on the spot pretty much so I'd say you have a good chance if you got referred. In my class of 7 only 3 of us are left after 2 years at the USP.

        • JustMe2017
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          Interesting, thanks sir. I am not a vet but with that many openings, and as a BQ, I like the odds of getting an interview at least.

      • I just revised my application for BOP CO and finally BQ'ed for Grade 5 at least. Any idea how long of a wait it should be until the next step of the process, if I make it that far? I put Danbury and Otisville as my locations, if that helps.

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        • Newbie17
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          HR said they will be doing interviews next week and maybe the week after.

      • So, how was your first few days at BOP as a CO?

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        • Originally posted by dangerr101 View Post
          So, how was your first few days at BOP as a CO?
          I didn’t start yet. I like the way that sound tho. Lol. Will they reach out if they decide to go with somebody else?

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          • What does the medical consist of ? How long does your background take to come back ?

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            • Originally posted by Newbie17 View Post
              What does the medical consist of ? How long does your background take to come back ?

              Medical is checking vital signs, read an eye chart, color blindness check, bend over and touch toes (looking for undisclosed pre-existing back injuries), listen to heart and breath sounds, chest xray, and urine drug screen. No cost to the applicant.

              Background check moves at the speed of frozen molasses. Many folks at my place are coming up on 12-15 months employment and haven't even been interviewed yet by background investigator. Defense Department security clearances do not transfer to BOP jobs. You get a Dept. of Justice "Public Trust" background check which is different from security clearance background checks. My previous (and still unexpired) Top Secret clearance wasn't taken on reciprocity by BOP. Nope, instead they're spending $5,000 (the average cost) to do a Public Trust background on me. Your tax dollars at work.

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              • 17Jeep
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                Your telling me. When I had applied last year I explained to them that I had a bop clearance because at the time I worked under that kind of contracted facility and they pretty much ignored that and told me I have to do a new background check lol. Tax dollars hard at work considering it was the same exact background check

              • Msmith77
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                Interested in the color vision exam? Is it a primary colors exam or is it the ishara plate test where they use the book and it has the circles with the numbers listed inside them?

              • Signal108M
                Signal108M commented
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                They use the Ishara booklet of numbers embedded in different colored shapes. You trace the contrasting color number with your finger. If you're color blind you won't be able to see some of the numbers.

            • Any instances of new hires/rookies working at their facility and resign after a few months or years cause they thought the job wasn't for them?

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              • Originally posted by Fullblown View Post
                Any instances of new hires/rookies working at their facility and resign after a few months or years cause they thought the job wasn't for them?
                It happens a LOT in the state systems
                Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

                My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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                • From what I remember when I took it last year they were just ethical questions like if you saw a co worker beating an inmate what would you do and then it would let you choose two answers from most likely to least likely it was around 50 or 60 questions and took about an hour

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                  • Originally posted by 17Jeep View Post
                    From what I remember when I took it last year they were just ethical questions like if you saw a co worker beating an inmate what would you do and then it would let you choose two answers from most likely to least likely it was around 50 or 60 questions and took about an hour
                    Its 30 questions. Each question had like two parts to it. What you most likely to do and what are you least likely to do. If you don’t pass you get told to go home and come back in 12 months. If u pass you watch a video on the PAT, another video on a scenario and write a incident report or log and then a interview.

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                    • Originally posted by Signal108M View Post


                      Medical is checking vital signs, read an eye chart, color blindness check, bend over and touch toes (looking for undisclosed pre-existing back injuries), listen to heart and breath sounds, chest xray, and urine drug screen. No cost to the applicant.

                      Background check moves at the speed of frozen molasses. Many folks at my place are coming up on 12-15 months employment and haven't even been interviewed yet by background investigator. Defense Department security clearances do not transfer to BOP jobs. You get a Dept. of Justice "Public Trust" background check which is different from security clearance background checks. My previous (and still unexpired) Top Secret clearance wasn't taken on reciprocity by BOP. Nope, instead they're spending $5,000 (the average cost) to do a Public Trust background on me. Your tax dollars at work.
                      Any particular reason why they move slow? What time stuff will cause you to be fire if found?

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                      • Originally posted by Newbie17 View Post

                        Any particular reason why they move slow? What time stuff will cause you to be fire if found?
                        When hired you'll be prompted by HR to fill out the needed information for the background investigation on "eQuip," a government website. You have a short time window to use the logon code. Once submitted the information goes to the Office of Personnel Management (not BOP), who is responsible for coordinating the background. They currently have a 700,000 backlog, which is really getting Congress steamed up. In fact, one Congressman is talking about proposing legislation to make background checks honored by reciprocity between all government agencies.

                        Prior to initial hire, BOP will run your name through several police databases to ensure you're not a convicted felon, don't have an outstanding arrest warrant, aren't convicted of domestic violence (which by federal law makes you unable to carry a firearm - see Lautenberg Amendment) or other automatic hiring show-stoppers. Get past that stage and you're assumed to be OK for hiring and the in-depth background check.

                        The investigators do not expect you to be a perfect angel. What they demand on the form and at the interview is complete honesty. We're all imperfect human beings and they expect you to have made errors in judgment in the past. Most "past sins" are forgivable, again, as long as you are FULLY FORTHCOMING and TOTALLY HONEST on the paperwork. If found later to have intentionally hidden or glossed-over something on the background paperwork, you will be literally walked out of the institution escorted by security and off the grounds. And unemployed. I witnessed that happen at my joint and it was very embarrassing to everyone. Reason: it was later determined that the person lied on their background form about something which was embarrassing to them, but was forgivable by BOP and OPM. Had they simply been straight-up forthcoming it would have been a big nothing.

                        Again: totally honest, fully forthcoming, don't try to hide anything.
                        Last edited by Signal108M; 10-03-2017, 09:21 PM.

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