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AnotherGuy  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:01:28 AM(UTC)
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There is a mechanism an agency can set up so when an offer is being made to an applicant. The applicant is automatically put on "hold" for other positions within the same agency.

If the applicant accepts the job offer and later decides to decline it, the applicant will not be eligible for other positions that were being put on "hold." The applicant needs to re-apply the next application cycle.

It is not required by law to inform the applicant about this practice.

Your thought?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:57:17 AM(UTC)
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What agency? GS or Excepted Service? Under what authority?
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You must seoerste a tentative offer thst Ned’s a background check vs an actual firm offer. Tentative Offers mean nothing.
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You must seoerste a tentative offer thst Ned’s a background check vs an actual firm offer. Tentative Offers mean nothing.


I did not ask for details, I overheard it during lunchtime from hiring managers. They had to do it because they had lost a couple of candidates right before their start date; they declined an accepted final offer for another position within the same agency. Unfortunately, I know people like that. A friend just did three in-person interviews last week, knowing that he plans to decline them all, because he just needed some interview "practices" for his top choice at another agency. It is a huge waste of people's time and taxpayers' money.
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You must seoerste a tentative offer thst Ned’s a background check vs an actual firm offer. Tentative Offers mean nothing.


I did not ask for details, I overheard it during lunchtime from hiring managers. They had to do it because they had lost a couple of candidates right before their start date; they declined an accepted final offer for another position within the same agency. Unfortunately, I know people like that. A friend just did three in-person interviews last week, knowing that he plans to decline them all, because he just needed some interview "practices" for his top choice at another agency. It is a huge waste of people's time and taxpayers' money.


If they are holding them if offered only a tentative offer puts agencies at risk of a massive class action lawsuit. It’s an illegal act.

HR could do more coordination of similar jobs and similar applicants and tell thrm thry have 3 official job offers and then they decide.

I have been selected for jobs on OPM but never was contacted.

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#6 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:19:21 PM(UTC)
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You must seoerste a tentative offer thst Ned’s a background check vs an actual firm offer. Tentative Offers mean nothing.


I did not ask for details, I overheard it during lunchtime from hiring managers. They had to do it because they had lost a couple of candidates right before their start date; they declined an accepted final offer for another position within the same agency. Unfortunately, I know people like that. A friend just did three in-person interviews last week, knowing that he plans to decline them all, because he just needed some interview "practices" for his top choice at another agency. It is a huge waste of people's time and taxpayers' money.


If they are holding them if offered only a tentative offer puts agencies at risk of a massive class action lawsuit. It’s an illegal act.

HR could do more coordination of similar jobs and similar applicants and tell thrm thry have 3 official job offers and then they decide.

I have been selected for jobs on OPM but never was contacted.



Yes, I do think that it is a bit sketchy if it was only a tentative offer. My current job application never got updated beyond the "referred" stage.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:27:03 PM(UTC)
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