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Marie93  
#1681 Posted : Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:43:01 PM(UTC)
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For anyone hired in Waves 1,2, or 3, how are you liking the job?


I was hired in wave 2. I'll be leaving for Unit 3 training in January.

Honesty, the job is great. I spent 9 plus years answering the phones for the service. Compared to that this job is a dream. Except for one of my fellow new hires who's a pain in the ass.

A few helpful tips. Schedule in ics days to work on new cases and print out the ics summary screen and create your folder every monday. Check your statutes every Monday: let your manager and OJI of you have any within 12 months. Check your trust funds every Monday.

I'm finding being flexible with deadlines helps me more than them: but I always have two deadlines so I can issue my L3164 unless they dont meet the 2246 deadline.

But like I said, the jobs awesome. I dont ever dread Monday's, but there is never enough time in the day on busy days.




Glad you are enjoying it. I definitely agree there isn't enough hours in the day to finish everything you need. During the first year, comp time isn't a thing, so you just leave work at your cubicle, and get to it the next day you are in. I also know that different GM's like different things so it is important to know what your GM wants. They are the one's doing the EQRS and as you said, scheduling is important because this job is all about judgement and time management.



It sounds like you both enjoy the job and are doing all the right things. That is good to hear.
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#1682 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:54:10 AM(UTC)
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Most manager don’t want you on the phones.

This is a field job. And in the face position.

You work the field not the phones.
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#1683 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:56:15 AM(UTC)
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Most manager don’t want you on the phones.

This is a field job. And in the face position.

You work the field not the phones.


Once you are off probation, telework and you have a stable amount of case inventory, I agree. It's important to be in the field at minimum 2 days maybe even 3 minimum a week. However, if you are on probation and your cases are far away and you are not allowed to go out on your own yet, it's up to your manager and OJI when to go out so it's not as much a field job then, but maybe a preparation for going out into the field job with field visits sprinkled in until you are cut loose. Our manager wants us in the office twice a pay period. Now, technically, field time is considered office work, but it sometimes is easier to do work in the office because there is more materials and if you have a shared administrative associate, they can help with sending out returns and remittance you collect. Otherwise, having your own UPS account is paramount if you can't get back to the POD.

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#1684 Posted : Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:32:21 PM(UTC)

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Most manager don’t want you on the phones.

This is a field job. And in the face position.

You work the field not the phones.


I'm well aware.. I'm very thankful I'm not on the phones anymore.

How often are you in the field?
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#1685 Posted : Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:19:41 AM(UTC)
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Most manager don’t want you on the phones.

This is a field job. And in the face position.

You work the field not the phones.


Once you are off probation, telework and you have a stable amount of case inventory, I agree. It's important to be in the field at minimum 2 days maybe even 3 minimum a week. However, if you are on probation and your cases are far away and you are not allowed to go out on your own yet, it's up to your manager and OJI when to go out so it's not as much a field job then, but maybe a preparation for going out into the field job with field visits sprinkled in until you are cut loose. Our manager wants us in the office twice a pay period. Now, technically, field time is considered office work, but it sometimes is easier to do work in the office because there is more materials and if you have a shared administrative associate, they can help with sending out returns and remittance you collect. Otherwise, having your own UPS account is paramount if you can't get back to the POD.



You’re not out in the field by yourselves yet?

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#1686 Posted : Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:05:04 PM(UTC)
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Most manager don’t want you on the phones.

This is a field job. And in the face position.

You work the field not the phones.


Once you are off probation, telework and you have a stable amount of case inventory, I agree. It's important to be in the field at minimum 2 days maybe even 3 minimum a week. However, if you are on probation and your cases are far away and you are not allowed to go out on your own yet, it's up to your manager and OJI when to go out so it's not as much a field job then, but maybe a preparation for going out into the field job with field visits sprinkled in until you are cut loose. Our manager wants us in the office twice a pay period. Now, technically, field time is considered office work, but it sometimes is easier to do work in the office because there is more materials and if you have a shared administrative associate, they can help with sending out returns and remittance you collect. Otherwise, having your own UPS account is paramount if you can't get back to the POD.



You’re not out in the field by yourselves yet?



I have been out by myself but I know some trainees that have not and they have been working for 8 months that still go out with their OJI's. From what I have heard, there is a training book managers and OJI's are given for this hiring but it seems like not many have followed it because every POD is doing it differently.
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Every Area and sometimes it seems every territory is doing things slightly differently. I know some wave 1 & 2 fully released to go out on their own on imf and BMF, and others in the same office partially released just for IMF, some for second contact. But in my opinion thats how it should be. Everyone grasps this stuff at their own pace.
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#1688 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 7:17:57 AM(UTC)
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There is an OJI guide. It’s a guide every trainee is at a different level
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#1689 Posted : Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:35:26 AM(UTC)
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Still no updates about the new potential hiring wave. Believe it when I see it.

They did an acceleration for wave 3, so that they’re now at the same pace, same trainings, as Wave 2. Interesting.
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#1690 Posted : Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:30:27 PM(UTC)
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Still no updates about the new potential hiring wave. Believe it when I see it.

They did an acceleration for wave 3, so that they’re now at the same pace, same trainings, as Wave 2. Interesting.


The executives in meetings I had last week didn't sound like they are expecting to do a hiring wave any time soon. This is obviously due to budget issues with the pay raise and all the new retirements happening in the next few years, the budget as it's constructed now makes it hard to hire externally, especially in as big a number as they wanted to for revenue officers. Also, wave 3 might have caught up in classroom training to wave 2, but most aren't at the same number of cases etc. It actually seems every area is doing it differently so it'll be interesting to see the training continue.
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#1691 Posted : Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:58:37 PM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing
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#1692 Posted : Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:42:51 PM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing


They did have an OJI posting a couple months ago so they are training for something. It’s possible they might be training for internals though. If you look at the announcements on usajobs, the only revenue officer jobs open are internal and one of them was a larger hire. It also depends what PODS can hire. Some are at full capacity. I did hear from trainers that they are doing something for April but I am not sure what that means for a large wave for the public which is most of these people on the board.
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#1693 Posted : Friday, February 7, 2020 9:27:26 PM(UTC)
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Hard to believe that Unit 3 is almost done for Wave 2.
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#1694 Posted : Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:00:46 AM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing


They did have an OJI posting a couple months ago so they are training for something. It’s possible they might be training for internals though. If you look at the announcements on usajobs, the only revenue officer jobs open are internal and one of them was a larger hire. It also depends what PODS can hire. Some are at full capacity. I did hear from trainers that they are doing something for April but I am not sure what that means for a large wave for the public which is most of these people on the board.


I’m aware of the OJI selection. I was selected as an OJI.

I sat down with my TM and the other OJI and there is going to be a hiring.

The RO positions now are for above journey level positions. GS12 and GS13. I think there might be management positions coming
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#1695 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:38:43 AM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing


They did have an OJI posting a couple months ago so they are training for something. It’s possible they might be training for internals though. If you look at the announcements on usajobs, the only revenue officer jobs open are internal and one of them was a larger hire. It also depends what PODS can hire. Some are at full capacity. I did hear from trainers that they are doing something for April but I am not sure what that means for a large wave for the public which is most of these people on the board.


I’m aware of the OJI selection. I was selected as an OJI.

I sat down with my TM and the other OJI and there is going to be a hiring.

The RO positions now are for above journey level positions. GS12 and GS13. I think there might be management positions coming


The head person in charge of training said there is going to be a wave starting in April. Not sure how they got hired other than from the old posting. Maybe there will be a hiring, but I am not sure when they will start if it's a public posting since the process takes time and it's already February so they would need to try to get them in before the budget ends September 30th.

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#1696 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:04:22 AM(UTC)
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If that’s true, they’ll only be pulling from the previous applicants.
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#1697 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:32:36 PM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing


They did have an OJI posting a couple months ago so they are training for something. It’s possible they might be training for internals though. If you look at the announcements on usajobs, the only revenue officer jobs open are internal and one of them was a larger hire. It also depends what PODS can hire. Some are at full capacity. I did hear from trainers that they are doing something for April but I am not sure what that means for a large wave for the public which is most of these people on the board.


I’m aware of the OJI selection. I was selected as an OJI.


Things can happen fast when there’s a budget

I sat down with my TM and the other OJI and there is going to be a hiring.

The RO positions now are for above journey level positions. GS12 and GS13. I think there might be management positions coming


The head person in charge of training said there is going to be a wave starting in April. Not sure how they got hired other than from the old posting. Maybe there will be a hiring, but I am not sure when they will start if it's a public posting since the process takes time and it's already February so they would need to try to get them in before the budget ends September 30th.



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#1698 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:46:35 PM(UTC)
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That is not correct information.

The budget and CRs delayed hiring by two months.

They just send a lot of people to OJI school.

There is going to be a hiriing


They did have an OJI posting a couple months ago so they are training for something. It’s possible they might be training for internals though. If you look at the announcements on usajobs, the only revenue officer jobs open are internal and one of them was a larger hire. It also depends what PODS can hire. Some are at full capacity. I did hear from trainers that they are doing something for April but I am not sure what that means for a large wave for the public which is most of these people on the board.


I’m aware of the OJI selection. I was selected as an OJI.


Things can happen fast when there’s a budget

I sat down with my TM and the other OJI and there is going to be a hiring.

The RO positions now are for above journey level positions. GS12 and GS13. I think there might be management positions coming


The head person in charge of training said there is going to be a wave starting in April. Not sure how they got hired other than from the old posting. Maybe there will be a hiring, but I am not sure when they will start if it's a public posting since the process takes time and it's already February so they would need to try to get them in before the budget ends September 30th.





It's def possible a hiring will occur, we shall see.
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Hey everybody, it’s been a while since I’ve been on the soup! I’ve been working for the CA state gov’t collecting sales tax for the past 7 years. I’ve read the recent posts about a possible RO hiring in the near future. Does anybody have any further information?
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Hey everybody, it’s been a while since I’ve been on the soup! I’ve been working for the CA state gov’t collecting sales tax for the past 7 years. I’ve read the recent posts about a possible RO hiring in the near future. Does anybody have any further information?


Yes, I will be an instructor for the next group coming in.

And the only information I have is they are going to do a hiring. But the budget process screwed up the timeline again.

So we don’t know when but supposedly this fiscal year
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