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Dcpopo  
#1321 Posted : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:41:19 PM(UTC)
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Man, I'm sorry for your troubles! I'm at at the same point with my process, I can't even get HR to return my calls or answer my emails...
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#1322 Posted : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:08:33 PM(UTC)
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I only have 10% rating from the VA so I probably wouldn't take as long.
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#1323 Posted : Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:20:28 PM(UTC)
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Well guys, I have great news on my end, I just received news that I cleared the dreaded medical process.... its been over a year... Im happy I don't have to deal with waiting for medical clearance!
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#1324 Posted : Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:42:04 PM(UTC)
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Good change from yesterday!
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#1325 Posted : Friday, October 30, 2015 8:36:54 AM(UTC)
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Just out of curiosity, those of you that have been posting about the medical wait, had everything else been done for a while? Like sf-86, background, etc?
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#1326 Posted : Friday, October 30, 2015 10:49:13 AM(UTC)
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I personally had everything done drug test, sf 86, initial medical exam done last year... it's the medical exams that take forever. You gotta get additional exams if you have any VA compensation
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#1327 Posted : Friday, October 30, 2015 10:59:10 AM(UTC)
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How long did it take your background investigator to complete their interviews with everyone?
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#1328 Posted : Friday, October 30, 2015 4:18:51 PM(UTC)
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I've had my medical done for a month and turn in my equip stuff with finger print cards at the beginning of October. Haven't heard from a background investigator , that normal ?
Dcpopo  
#1329 Posted : Friday, October 30, 2015 9:44:38 PM(UTC)
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Yea, most likely the investigator is just going to show up to someone you have listed before they contact you... it will take a few weeks to months for this to happen... also there are several investigators working on your packet. At least that's what my experience has been....
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#1330 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:24:15 PM(UTC)
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I'm going to FLETC in January, I'm just going to get into FPS by way of the contacts down there. They have an office there and don't mind poaching new grads from the DoD lol
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#1331 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:26:07 PM(UTC)
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Is it a Top Secret or just a Secret for the background? Usually a secret you won't hear from an investigator.
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#1332 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:37:50 PM(UTC)
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Depends what region your going to, DC (11) is a TS, region I'm headed to(4) is a Secret. Depends where you go
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#1333 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:38:56 PM(UTC)
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I want to stay in DC or go back home to San Diego.
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#1334 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2015 7:44:15 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys, any word on the December class?
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#1335 Posted : Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:40:12 PM(UTC)
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Anybody here from the Waukegan fair back in July, how are things going?
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#1336 Posted : Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:24:03 PM(UTC)

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I'm going to FLETC in January, I'm just going to get into FPS by way of the contacts down there. They have an office there and don't mind poaching new grads from the DoD lol


Yeah, good luck with that; it won't happen.

For all you waiting, I understand FPS HR has lost some employees in the last couple of months. I don't know if they will get any help or if work on the 'list' will just stop/slow even more.

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#1337 Posted : Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:17:47 PM(UTC)
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Is it a Top Secret or just a Secret for the background? Usually a secret you won't hear from an investigator.


This process is not just a clearance like we receive in the military, it includes a Public Trust background investigation, this is a suitability investigation - in other words, you may "qualify" for a security clearance but not be "suitable" for a law enforcement position.

Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) - is conducted for Special Sensitive/Critical Sensitive positions (Top Secret or TS/SCI)

Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) - is conducted for Non Critical-Sensitive positions (Secret)


I will add, that you can pass your BI and not be granted a security clearance with some agencies; having a background check done via a SF-86, may grant you eligibility, but you do not receive a "clearance" unless you have: "eligibility + signed SF-312 + need to know". There are many people who have had investigations completed and maintain "eligibility" without being granted access because they simply do not have a need to know until such time a supervisor authorizes it. Again, this is separate from a suitability determination for a law enforcement position.
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#1338 Posted : Sunday, November 8, 2015 5:33:51 PM(UTC)
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Anyone get form advising them about OPM being a target of a cyber intrusion!!?!?!?!
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#1339 Posted : Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:10:30 PM(UTC)
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London Kentucky. ..anyone know anything about that office?
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#1340 Posted : Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:10:29 PM(UTC)
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So looks like Baltimore here I come! Any guys from that office?
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