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USTrans  
#461 Posted : Friday, April 14, 2017 9:10:41 PM(UTC)
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Is a tentative offer a verbal offer from HR or is it an email? I spoke with HR for about 15 minutes and he congratulated me on the job and said he would send a T.O. and OF 306. He also took down extra info to start a background check. It's been over a week and I still haven't received an email from them and I haven't been able to get a hold of them on the phone. Is this normal?


Usually you either get a call then a TO by email or just a TO by email. You need to accept the written TO to move forward with the hiring process. If you haven't heard back then he probably went on leave, forgot, or handed it off to someone who just hasn't gotten to it yet. I encourage you to continue to call.


Along the line with Raffles said, I would also send timely emails in addition to the phone calls. When you correspond by email to HR Reps, always give context in the email and don't assume the HR Rep knows your situation. Good luck.
joeaekdb  
#462 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:25:48 PM(UTC)
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Interviewed 10/16
Received TO 1/17
Informed of freeze 2/17
Granted exemption 3/17
Waiting for clearance...


Heard back yesterday
Clearance granted (Interim) 4/17/17
FO verbal 4/17/17
FO written waiting
EOD 5/15/17

This has been a patience tester for sure
Rafles  
#463 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:07:01 PM(UTC)
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Interviewed 10/16
Received TO 1/17
Informed of freeze 2/17
Granted exemption 3/17
Waiting for clearance...


Heard back yesterday
Clearance granted (Interim) 4/17/17
FO verbal 4/17/17
FO written waiting
EOD 5/15/17

This has been a patience tester for sure


Congrats! Which agency/department?

cs79  
#464 Posted : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:37:36 AM(UTC)
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I have 2 to add.

USDA Term position, out of town, no relocation money, but interesting project
closed 9/27/2016
contacted for interview 10/26/16
interviewed 10/28/16
TO 11/3/16
filled out BI paperwork & fingerprints 11/25/16
notified error on BI paperwork, fixed it 1/4/17
freeze 1/23/17
freeze ended 4/12/17, they wanted to proceed but I decline the TO, multiple reasons (possible future budget cutbacks etc)

A perm DOD Position
opened 1/19/17
closed 1/26/17
contacted for interview 2/10/17
contacted again for interview, they needed to wait for freeze waiver 3/9/17
interviewed 3/3/17
TO, they had to resubmit waiver 4/5/17
e-qip submitted 4/10/17
e-qip correction needed 4/11/17
salary 4/14/17
FO ?
TS Clearance interim granted and EOD is 5/28/17 4/18/17

They move much faster than the USDA position...Never heard if the USDA BI/fingerprints were OK.


joeaekdb  
#465 Posted : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:47:02 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rafles Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: joeaekdb Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: joeaekdb Go to Quoted Post
Interviewed 10/16
Received TO 1/17
Informed of freeze 2/17
Granted exemption 3/17
Waiting for clearance...


Heard back yesterday
Clearance granted (Interim) 4/17/17
FO verbal 4/17/17
FO written waiting
EOD 5/15/17

This has been a patience tester for sure


Congrats! Which agency/department?



Permanent DoD
Dwight787  
#466 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 12:34:40 AM(UTC)
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Department of Homeland Security Position GS13
10/15/16 Job closed
11/10/16 Not referred
02/10/17 Email to schedule interview
03/04/17 Telephone Interview
03/12/17 Requested References
03/20/17 References checked
4/21/17 TO

Non-Vet, currently a Fed employee, in my late 20s. I give Praises to God Jesus Christ for this blessing!
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kellyoc519  
#467 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 3:12:19 AM(UTC)

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**UPDATED**

Agency: HUD

Here is my timeline:
03/23/2017 Applied
03/30/2017 Posting Closed
04/06/2017 Referred (Application sent to Selecting official)
04/19/2017 Interview
4/25/2017 References checked

will update as developments arise

Edited by user Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:18:19 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

New2314  
#468 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 12:37:13 PM(UTC)
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HHS position (dates approximate):

June 2016: Position posted
July 2016: Position closed
Early Dec 2016: Interview in person
Late Dec 2016: TO via phone
Early Jan 2017: Position accepted, TO issued via email
Early Jan 2017: OB Manager paperwork submitted
Mid Jan 2017: E-QIP sent, emailed back within one day
Hiring Freeze begins
Mid Jan 2017: Fingerprints/ID photo taken (appointment scheduled before freeze)
Early Feb 2017: E-qip rejected, resubmitted
Late Feb 2017: Notice via email that position is affected by hiring freeze
April 2017: Supervisor reference check (via mail)


TO rescinded 4/24. Back to square one!
HERN95  
#469 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 5:33:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kellyoc519 Go to Quoted Post
Agency: HUD

Here is my timeline:
03/23/2017 Applied
03/30/2017 Posting Closed
04/06/2017 Referred (Application sent to Selecting official)
04/19/2017 Interview

will update as developments arise


Kellyoc519,
If you don't mind me asking, where did you apply for this HUD position at? I myself have had a TO for a HUD position I was selected for and have been waiting on final offer. It's good to see that someone else applied with HUD and they are still hiring.

Edited by user Monday, April 24, 2017 5:36:13 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

bigsarge803  
#470 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 5:43:51 AM(UTC)
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Agency: Department of Army

Here is my timeline
Position posted: Feb 8th 2016
Closed: Feb 25th 2016
TO: Sept 2016
Eqip approved: Jan 2017
First Firm Offer: Jan 2017 EOD: Mar 6 2017
Offer Frozen Jan 24th
Exception Approved April 22nd 2017
New Firm Offer: April 24th 2017 EOD: May 15th 2017

It took a while but I just stayed patient.


Rafles  
#471 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 10:04:02 AM(UTC)
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Agency: Department of Army

Here is my timeline
Position posted: Feb 8th 2016
Closed: Feb 25th 2016
TO: Sept 2016
Eqip approved: Jan 2017
First Firm Offer: Jan 2017 EOD: Mar 6 2017
Offer Frozen Jan 24th
Exception Approved April 22nd 2017
New Firm Offer: April 24th 2017 EOD: May 15th 2017

It took a while but I just stayed patient.




Congrats, what job series?

Flamingo Ninja  
#472 Posted : Friday, April 28, 2017 10:57:51 AM(UTC)
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Post-14 Apr, what has the timeline been to accept a tentative offer once it is sent? I'm on the short list for a job and know that a tentative offer was sent to the top selectee nine full work days ago (on 14 Apr) and that they haven't responded to HR. I'm wondering why the person hasn't responded and why HR has given them so much time just for a tentative offer.
bigsarge803  
#473 Posted : Sunday, April 30, 2017 5:41:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rafles Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: bigsarge803 Go to Quoted Post
Agency: Department of Army

Here is my timeline
Position posted: Feb 8th 2016
Closed: Feb 25th 2016
TO: Sept 2016
Eqip approved: Jan 2017
First Firm Offer: Jan 2017 EOD: Mar 6 2017
Offer Frozen Jan 24th
Exception Approved April 22nd 2017
New Firm Offer: April 24th 2017 EOD: May 15th 2017

It took a while but I just stayed patient.




Congrats, what job series?



It was a 1670
engineer2011  
#474 Posted : Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:41:43 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: engineer2011 Go to Quoted Post
I received a tentative offer via phone call from HR at the VA on Friday afternoon. She said I will receive more information on Monday regarding pre-employment paperwork.

Applied: 12/14/2016

Closing: 12/28/2016

Notice of Results: 2/06/2017

Phone Interview: 3/7/2017

Tenative Offer: 3/17/2017

Final Offer: ?????

Start Date: ?????

HR wants to wait on certain procedures once my graduation in May is finalized so I can start at a GS-9 instead of a GS-7 (I'll be graduating with my masters in Biomedical Engineering). Does anyone have experience with them waiting to finish processing you until after graduation? Do you think it's possible for them to finish everything for a start date in June as she suggested?

Thanks for your advice as this will hopefully be my first job straight out of graduate school.


Update: Applied: 12/14/2016
Closing: 12/28/2016
Notice of Results: 2/06/2017
Phone Interview: 3/7/2017
Tenative Offer: 3/17/2017
Final Offer: 4/28/2017 (this was over the phone...no paperwork received yet)
Start Date: 05/30/2017

I thought I would have received the final offer paperwork via email the afternoon after the phone call, but hopefully I receive it soon as I need it to apply for my new apartment. Moving on my own expense in mid-May.
mdp  
#475 Posted : Monday, May 01, 2017 6:55:21 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: engineer2011 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: engineer2011 Go to Quoted Post
I received a tentative offer via phone call from HR at the VA on Friday afternoon. She said I will receive more information on Monday regarding pre-employment paperwork.

Applied: 12/14/2016

Closing: 12/28/2016

Notice of Results: 2/06/2017

Phone Interview: 3/7/2017

Tenative Offer: 3/17/2017

Final Offer: ?????

Start Date: ?????

HR wants to wait on certain procedures once my graduation in May is finalized so I can start at a GS-9 instead of a GS-7 (I'll be graduating with my masters in Biomedical Engineering). Does anyone have experience with them waiting to finish processing you until after graduation? Do you think it's possible for them to finish everything for a start date in June as she suggested?

Thanks for your advice as this will hopefully be my first job straight out of graduate school.


Update: Applied: 12/14/2016
Closing: 12/28/2016
Notice of Results: 2/06/2017
Phone Interview: 3/7/2017
Tenative Offer: 3/17/2017
Final Offer: 4/28/2017 (this was over the phone...no paperwork received yet)
Start Date: 05/30/2017

I thought I would have received the final offer paperwork via email the afternoon after the phone call, but hopefully I receive it soon as I need it to apply for my new apartment. Moving on my own expense in mid-May.


Congrats! I got my Master's in BME last year and still waiting on with the HHS.

Diaxen  
#476 Posted : Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:20:34 PM(UTC)
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Yay got my FO!

Department of Army GS-07/11 (Recent Graduate)

11/19/16 Job closed
11/29/16 Referred
12/20/16 Schedule phone interview
12/22/16 Telephone Interview
12/27/16 Chat with team members to see if I was compatible
01/17/17 TO
Hiring Freeze
05/03/2017 FO
07/24/2017 EOD

Thanks to everyone who reminded me to be paitent.
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abw711  
#477 Posted : Friday, May 05, 2017 2:16:47 PM(UTC)
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Congrats on getting your 7/9/11....woohoo!

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Yay got my FO!

Department of Army GS-07/11 (Recent Graduate)

11/19/16 Job closed
11/29/16 Referred
12/20/16 Schedule phone interview
12/22/16 Telephone Interview
12/27/16 Chat with team members to see if I was compatible
01/17/17 TO
Hiring Freeze
05/03/2017 FO
07/24/2017 EOD

Thanks to everyone who reminded me to be paitent.


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#478 Posted : Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:31:45 AM(UTC)
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DoD -> DOE -> DoD -> VA -> DoD...4th DoD job it seems. Almost went to FEMA last week, turned them down.

for a GS12 position as 0301

4/10/17 Job closed
4/13/17 Referred
4/27/16 Schedule phone interview
5/1/17 Telephone Interview, told would take a few weeks
5/4/17 TO

Just waiting for release date, which for some reason they already told my boss a date next month. Pretty quick this time around, CPAC on top of their game for once.
piliff  
#479 Posted : Tuesday, May 09, 2017 8:57:33 PM(UTC)
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Here we go with mine.

Applied - 9/26/16
Position closed - 10/18/2016
Referred - 11/03/16
TO - 1/26/17
Freeze
E-QIP & Fingerprints - 1/30/17
Granted waiver - 2/01/17
FO - ???
Start date - ???


Update:
Received paperwork to move forward need to get an OF-178
Then will work on start date! It's almost over now!
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#480 Posted : Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:57:10 AM(UTC)
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