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dubyac  
#241 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2021 2:57:30 PM(UTC)
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How willing is HR to push back start dates? I’m in a position which might require pushing back my start date into late spring or else I might have to buy out my contract.


The flexibility is prior to the start of the training and after the end of the training, but not during the training. The training is six months. Accepting the job is accepting the training schedule.


Yeah I’m talking about flexibility with actually starting the position. I hear we are in the office a few months prior to FLETC, so that’s what I’m talking about. I’m totally fine with the training schedule. My issue is having to resign in the middle of the school year. I can’t afford to buy out my contract, so if my district demands that and the start date isn’t flexible, I don’t have many options.


The last few that have gone out to FLETC have had a week or two in the office now. Bring it up with your field office mentor or SSA to see what options there are.
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#242 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2021 4:49:40 PM(UTC)
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Do you know when the FLETC start dates are for 2022? I heard there is a class starting on 1/18/22. Any news on any other class dates the IRS has set up?
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#243 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2021 7:21:27 PM(UTC)
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Any reason to wear anything other than casual/athletic clothes (i.e. business attire) to the medical exam?
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#244 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2021 7:27:49 PM(UTC)
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Any reason to wear anything other than casual/athletic clothes (i.e. business attire) to the medical exam?


No. It’s usually sub-contracted out to a local lab or medical practice. Dress comfortably
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#245 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 1:51:17 PM(UTC)
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Just had my medical and everything went perfect except for the breathing lung test. I misunderstood what to do on the test and scored low on it. The doctor asked if I was a smoker and I said I had never smoked in my life and he said I had scored low on the breathing test. I had no idea I was supposed to blow hard after holding in my breadth and thought it was about duration. So am I screwed? Will this fail me for medical?
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#246 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:00:27 PM(UTC)
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Just had my medical and everything went perfect except for the breathing lung test. I misunderstood what to do on the test and scored low on it. The doctor asked if I was a smoker and I said I had never smoked in my life and he said I had scored low on the breathing test. I had no idea I was supposed to blow hard after holding in my breadth and thought it was about duration. So am I screwed? Will this fail me for medical?


Curious about this too. I did the opposite; I blew as hard as I could and didn’t leave anything for the duration.
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#247 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:17:15 PM(UTC)
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Just had my medical and everything went perfect except for the breathing lung test. I misunderstood what to do on the test and scored low on it. The doctor asked if I was a smoker and I said I had never smoked in my life and he said I had scored low on the breathing test. I had no idea I was supposed to blow hard after holding in my breadth and thought it was about duration. So am I screwed? Will this fail me for medical?


CHS makes the call, they’ll send you a letter telling you if you’re cleared or not.

If cleared, great, no worries. If not, they’ll detail why and what you can do.

Scoring low isn’t the same as failing the entire medical. Probably should have asked for a retest when the doctor mentioned it.

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#248 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:22:37 PM(UTC)
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Just had my medical and everything went perfect except for the breathing lung test. I misunderstood what to do on the test and scored low on it. The doctor asked if I was a smoker and I said I had never smoked in my life and he said I had scored low on the breathing test. I had no idea I was supposed to blow hard after holding in my breadth and thought it was about duration. So am I screwed? Will this fail me for medical?


CHS makes the call, they’ll send you a letter telling you if you’re cleared or not.

If cleared, great, no worries. If not, they’ll detail why and what you can do.

Scoring low isn’t the same as failing the entire medical. Probably should have asked for a retest when the doctor mentioned it.


I did ask if I could retest and he told me he didn’t think it was necessary…
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#249 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:29:53 PM(UTC)
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Burying the lede with that detail.

Either way nothing to do until CHS sends the letter. If the doc wasn’t concerned, I probably wouldn’t be either.
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#250 Posted : Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:37:49 PM(UTC)
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Burying the lede with that detail.

Either way nothing to do until CHS sends the letter. If the doc wasn’t concerned, I probably wouldn’t be either.


Sorry didn’t mean to leave that detail out. Just didn’t know if I should trust the doc on that or not.
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#251 Posted : Wednesday, December 29, 2021 1:50:15 PM(UTC)
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Same here. I've been studying for the KASE with some other 1811 exam practice books, I'm gonna start reviewing my accounting textbooks as well. Good luck everybody


What is there to study for the KASE? I've heard there isn't anything available to study for it.
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#252 Posted : Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:18:24 PM(UTC)
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do people share rooms at Fletc?
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#253 Posted : Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:37:31 PM(UTC)
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in addition are students allowed to leave Fletc on weekends? I know the answer is yes but heard things may be different with Covid
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#254 Posted : Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:26:34 PM(UTC)
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Don’t know if they’re doing 2 to a room at FLETC right now. Pre-COVID you could have a room to yourself or have a roommate.

I think right now you can leave base on weekends. But again the policy changes often at FLETC.
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#255 Posted : Sunday, January 2, 2022 8:02:25 AM(UTC)
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Can you get an extension on medical follow ups?
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#256 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:31:48 AM(UTC)
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First time poster -

Applied under latest announcement: 12/5
Invite (Presumably Automated) to Take Job Simulation: 12/5
Job Simulation Assessment Complete Date/Submission: 12/5

How long does it typically take to hear back on pass/fail of Initial Job Simulation assessment?


Following up on this - Received automated email on Tues. (1/4) stating I am tentatively eligible for GL-9 and that HR would review and determine a referral vs. not.
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#257 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 2:17:46 PM(UTC)
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I posted this earlier but for some reason it never actually posted. Has anyone heard anything about their firm offer yet?
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#258 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:00:34 PM(UTC)
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I posted this earlier but for some reason it never actually posted. Has anyone heard anything about their firm offer yet?


Waiting for the results of the medical and see if I have to complete any followups. I was thinking I’d call CHS in a week to confirm that they received the medical documents from the exam.

Thoughts on the current CR ending Feb 18? Wonder if we’ll get FOs before a new budget is passed.
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DOJ press release on indictment of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby- public corruption case worked by FBI and IRS- good job! https://www.justice.gov/...rjury-and-false-mortgage
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#260 Posted : Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:25:46 PM(UTC)
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Anyone know how long after medical follow ups it takes to hear if you are cleared? All my doctors signed off, but still nervous waiting to see if I’m cleared.
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