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Decaf  
#461 Posted : Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:36:32 AM(UTC)
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should be OK now
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#463 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:26:09 PM(UTC)
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I got an email today I did not pass the first part of the exam. I do not understand how I did not pass.
Need to wait one more year for exam if I want to work as CI for IRS.
work hard for those who got in :)
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#464 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:14:11 PM(UTC)
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Got an email notifying me that I passed Phase 2 today.

I believe the resume review part is next, which I expect to be my biggest hurdle. Hope to hear something soon.
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#465 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:35:18 PM(UTC)
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I accepted a Firm Offer about a week ago. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the email to self register for FLETC/ the email to make travel arrangements? Havent got anything yet
I'm supposed to report Feb 28, so time is of the essence


It's been a while for me but all that stuff was handled just a few days before I started driving out. 7-10 days before reporting maybe.
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#466 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:26:15 PM(UTC)
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I accepted a Firm Offer about a week ago. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the email to self register for FLETC/ the email to make travel arrangements? Havent got anything yet
I'm supposed to report Feb 28, so time is of the essence


It's been a while for me but all that stuff was handled just a few days before I started driving out. 7-10 days before reporting maybe.



Thanks. It felt weird giving my notice at work without a ticket to Georgia. But had to do it.


What was your time frame from medical to final offer? I am assuming your employer was never contacted prior?
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#467 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 7:14:00 AM(UTC)
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I accepted a Firm Offer about a week ago. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the email to self register for FLETC/ the email to make travel arrangements? Havent got anything yet
I'm supposed to report Feb 28, so time is of the essence


It's been a while for me but all that stuff was handled just a few days before I started driving out. 7-10 days before reporting maybe.



Thanks. It felt weird giving my notice at work without a ticket to Georgia. But had to do it.



Don't you have about 5 weeks till you leave. I'd be giving notice at two weeks out in that situation. For me, my employer knew all along for the few years I was in the process. They didn't give me a hard time. They even promoted me while I was in the process. But I understand not everyone can be open about this stuff.
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#468 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 12:58:36 PM(UTC)

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Anyone know what’s the current CI journeymen level?
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#469 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 4:16:30 PM(UTC)
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Anyone know what’s the current CI journeymen level?


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#470 Posted : Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:21:25 PM(UTC)
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Hello,

To the IRS-CI 1811s that transfered from an OIG 1811 job:

Why did you decide to leave an OIG and go to IRS-CI? The feedback I've received is that why stress out going through the IRS-specific academy and going to a job with less work/life balance.

Do you like working as an IRS-CI 1811? If so, why? How is the culture? (I understand this will vary by office)

Thanks in advance!


Hi Decaf!

I transferred from an OIG for better cases and advancement opportunities. My agency was tiny, only 75 agents when I left. Twenty percent of those were in management and they never leave, so promotion was near impossible. The cases were specific to that OIG and there was very little variety. I was lucky enough to work a few joint cases with IRS-CI agents and liked their work ethic, intelligence and stories about the diversity in their casework. I won't lie, had I known how challenging the SAIT training was going to be, I likely would not have signed on with IRS-CI. BUT, I had a great attitude in training, awesome instructors and peers and the intelligence to get through the program. And now I am over the moon with joy at my new job.

The work/life balance at IRS-CI is great. Many of my fellow agents have small kids and the agency is great about teleworking and time off (sick or annual leave). We have plenty of opportunities for additional duties and LEAP is easy to earn once you get into the swing of casework (get out of the office). I have done more enforcement operations in the first six months on the job than I did in 14 years at my OIG job. Because we have a different focus for our performance ratings, the job is less cut-throat, agent pinned against agent for stats, and more cohesive. I have never failed to get a go-by, contact, extra set of eyes, volunteers for OPs, etc. Management and your fellow agents want you to succeed as we all represent the IRS and CI.

I am only the second person I have met here that does not have an accounting degree. I didn't have the minimum required hours, but as a lateral transfer with 14+ years of financial investigations (21+ years total as a LEO), and a MBA, once I got invited to the interview, it no longer mattered for me. The agency is pushing those hours currently and I feel very blessed to have transferred when I did. Many 1811's like to end up in an OIG job, and it is not common for a current OIG to transfer to IRS-CI, but my SAIT class had 3 of us who transferred from OIGs (plus one each from USSS and ATF). I hope I was able to answer your questions and I wish you the best of luck!
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#471 Posted : Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:11:56 PM(UTC)
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#473 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2020 11:21:01 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Klawnz Go to Quoted Post
Any last minute tips for FLETC?

I've read a lot across a lot of forums.

Does anyone know how common it is to fail the shooting qualification for IRS CI? Does our shooting qualification happen during CITP?

How common is FLETC failure in general?


If you're self-aware enough to worry about failing at FLETC then you're probably going to not fail. From what I've read, the biggest reason for dismissal is getting drunk and showing your a** and embarrassing everyone.
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#474 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2020 11:39:23 AM(UTC)
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Any last minute tips for FLETC?

I've read a lot across a lot of forums.

Does anyone know how common it is to fail the shooting qualification for IRS CI? Does our shooting qualification happen during CITP?

How common is FLETC failure in general?


If you're self-aware enough to worry about failing at FLETC then you're probably going to not fail. From what I've read, the biggest reason for dismissal is getting drunk and showing your a** and embarrassing everyone.


Umm no it’s not
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#475 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2020 1:16:10 PM(UTC)
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Any last minute tips for FLETC?

I've read a lot across a lot of forums.

Does anyone know how common it is to fail the shooting qualification for IRS CI? Does our shooting qualification happen during CITP?

How common is FLETC failure in general?


If you're self-aware enough to worry about failing at FLETC then you're probably going to not fail. From what I've read, the biggest reason for dismissal is getting drunk and showing your a** and embarrassing everyone.


Umm no it’s not


Oh, ok! It was my understanding that aside from the Secret Service, who have to abide by some fairly stringent physical standards, it's a pretty straightforward program without much attrition.

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#476 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:43:09 AM(UTC)
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CITP is easy. SAIT sucks and is mostly sitting in a classroom.

Most people dropped in CITP are dropped for being drunk idiots on the weekend. Most people dropped from SAIT are classroom related and not booze related.
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#477 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:16:27 PM(UTC)
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Is there anything we should study that will make SAIT not so bad? Particularly for those of us who are not CPAs?
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#478 Posted : Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:28:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Klawnz Go to Quoted Post
Any last minute tips for FLETC?

I've read a lot across a lot of forums.

Does anyone know how common it is to fail the shooting qualification for IRS CI? Does our shooting qualification happen during CITP?

How common is FLETC failure in general?


FLETC in general is like the military. Crawl, walk, run. You'll disassemble a pistol first. Then spend classes on the virtual range getting a feel for drawing and presenting. Every class is structured.

CITP and SAIT have two different qualifications. IRS-CI's qual is harder than CITP.

These questions of "how much does someone fail XYZ" are just going to stress you out. You will have practiced many times over before the real qualification (and generally, before any sort of graded exercise). You'll *KNOW* if you need to work on something in particular well in advance of the graded qualification, whether you know you need work or an instructor points it out to you.

It's hard to say how common failure is. It's a bunch of people from all walks of life getting thrown into the deep end of a new environment. I thought CITP was straight-forward and easy, but there were some in my class who struggled academically. Yet we lost no one in my CITP class.

SAIT is challenging academically. How to make SAIT not so bad? Be organized, plan ahead. They'll teach you what you need to know. I think studying anything now ahead of time will just confuse you.

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#479 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 5:02:15 PM(UTC)
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Currently, my MD determined I can perform all duties and gave me a clean bill of health, but the medical review officer requires more support. Anyone else have this issue?
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#480 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2020 11:21:05 AM(UTC)
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Currently, my MD determined I can perform all duties and gave me a clean bill of health, but the medical review officer requires more support. Anyone else have this issue?


You went to your own MD? What does the medical review officer require?

When I had my medical done, I was asked to get a separate eye exam later because I had LASIK a few years ago. Wasn't much of an issue.
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