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bp340  
#9221 Posted : Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:58:51 PM(UTC)

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LMAO this Xfed/BP matchup has been one for the ages. Some takeaways as they head down the stretch:

BP is definitely a mental midget, (s)he has fallen into all of xfed's traps, quite funny for someone who brags about their illustrious immigration career. (no one cares about your made up jobs at various agencies!)

Xfed is a man/woman of passion and anger, but may truly be too far left to work in any federal capacity w/o showing outright bias.

BOTH exemplify why people cannot stand government employees.

Congrats!


Pumass you are welcome to your own opinion.. and best of luck getting that GS 5 position with CIS. If not I’m sure you can work alongside XFed and the local Burger Joint.


Very funny, and alarming, to think that you're a middle-aged adult. Seek help, or a spouse. : )


Hahahahaha... I agree with Pumas on this one. Adolf needs "something"...



I appreciate the concern... but I’m good.
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I apologize if this has been asked before. I've begun applying for other positions in DHS and was wondering if the background I had completed for USCIS would/could be used for other agencies? I completed one in October 2019 as part of the hiring process for USCIS and was curious if it could be used again for any job applications (if requested).
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#9223 Posted : Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:37:02 AM(UTC)
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I apologize if this has been asked before. I've begun applying for other positions in DHS and was wondering if the background I had completed for USCIS would/could be used for other agencies? I completed one in October 2019 as part of the hiring process for USCIS and was curious if it could be used again for any job applications (if requested).



Its up to the agency you applying for. They can use it or they might not. It also depends on the "level" of the background check as well.

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athena79 on 3/5/2020(UTC)
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MY BI closed last month. Will I be notified if found suitable? Obviously they wont give me a start date but would still be a relief to know I am cleared to start once freeze is lifted.
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#9225 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2020 4:27:41 PM(UTC)
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MY BI closed last month. Will I be notified if found suitable? Obviously they wont give me a start date but would still be a relief to know I am cleared to start once freeze is lifted.


I don't recall them notifying me if I had passed the BI. HR had emailed me about two weeks after meeting with the background investigator with an advanced EOD date (which in retrospect I should have taken instead of delaying it until after the holidays :P). You should contact HR to check. My guess is that they are withholding the EOD until the freeze is lifted.
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Definitely dont expect an EOD now but just meant if they give any sort of notification that i have cleared the T5 investigation. I know they dont care what being in this freeze is like, but letting us know that we are suitable for it would still be nice.
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#9227 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:02:09 AM(UTC)
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MY BI closed last month. Will I be notified if found suitable? Obviously they wont give me a start date but would still be a relief to know I am cleared to start once freeze is lifted.


I started April of last year. In June I received an email in my work account that notified me that my BI was complete. I highly doubt you'll be notified if any way if you're not an employee already. My guess is when the freeze is lifted, HR will look to see if you're good to go and notify you then. If you passed it you'll probably just receive your EOD date.
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MY BI closed last month. Will I be notified if found suitable? Obviously they wont give me a start date but would still be a relief to know I am cleared to start once freeze is lifted.


I started April of last year. In June I received an email in my work account that notified me that my BI was complete. I highly doubt you'll be notified if any way if you're not an employee already. My guess is when the freeze is lifted, HR will look to see if you're good to go and notify you then. If you passed it you'll probably just receive your EOD date.


This has been my exact experience as well.
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Thanks, at this point I should just take it as a learning experience and never apply to USCIS in the future.
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Thanks, at this point I should just take it as a learning experience and never apply to USCIS in the future.


That's probably best. Same goes for most, if not all, federal jobs. I say this as all federal jobs require background investigations and with it, frustration.

My advice to all federal applicants...apply, set it to the back burner and continue on with life. When more steps in the application process present themselves, tackle it at that time. I spent years applying and applying, test after test, waiting and waiting. If someone can't handle that, stick to the private sector. Businesses do things on a much smaller scale and with it, have much smaller turnaround times with the application process.

Anything worth having, is worth doing.
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Thanks, at this point I should just take it as a learning experience and never apply to USCIS in the future.


That's probably best. Same goes for most, if not all, federal jobs. I say this as all federal jobs require background investigations and with it, frustration.

My advice to all federal applicants...apply, set it to the back burner and continue on with life. When more steps in the application process present themselves, tackle it at that time. I spent years applying and applying, test after test, waiting and waiting. If someone can't handle that, stick to the private sector. Businesses do things on a much smaller scale and with it, have much smaller turnaround times with the application process.

Anything worth having, is worth doing.


Thank you. Absolutely agree. I spend years applying, there were so many applications I lost count.
When I got it though, from TO to EOD it took 5 months, and it was fast for me, I thought it will take much longer and I did’t hurry with preparations. So I had to rush when I got my EOD, I even pushed it back a little I was not ready.

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Any news on whether or not COVID-19/market instability/possible upcoming recession will impact the hiring freeze? Any word that EODs will be rescinded?
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Any news on whether or not COVID-19/market instability/possible upcoming recession will impact the hiring freeze? Any word that EODs will be rescinded?


Should not have any impact. The Certs for the positions should be safe as selections have already been made. I don't think they will want to start the hiring process over again.
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Thanks, at this point I should just take it as a learning experience and never apply to USCIS in the future.


That's probably best. Same goes for most, if not all, federal jobs. I say this as all federal jobs require background investigations and with it, frustration.

My advice to all federal applicants...apply, set it to the back burner and continue on with life. When more steps in the application process present themselves, tackle it at that time. I spent years applying and applying, test after test, waiting and waiting. If someone can't handle that, stick to the private sector. Businesses do things on a much smaller scale and with it, have much smaller turnaround times with the application process.

Anything worth having, is worth doing.


Thank you. Absolutely agree. I spend years applying, there were so many applications I lost count.
When I got it though, from TO to EOD it took 5 months, and it was fast for me, I thought it will take much longer and I did’t hurry with preparations. So I had to rush when I got my EOD, I even pushed it back a little I was not ready.


Similar for me. My first fed job process started with the application in March, interview in April, TO in August and finally the EOD in September. The hiring office gave me the option to delay the EOD since I moved to another region of the country, but I didn't need the extra time. My advice for those moving long distances...just reduce your belongs, know what moving service, or rental truck you'll be using and scout out the location for housing opportunities in advance.

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Understand what youre saying, Mike in VT, but please miss me with the whole "holier than thou" act.
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Understand what youre saying, Mike in VT, but please miss me with the whole "holier than thou" act.


Nothing wrong with the advice that he gave.. You may want to switch to Charmin because you seem a little sensitive.

And No you will not be notified if you are found suitable. Federal employees are typically notified of passing a background check when it is uploaded into their eOPF. You can google the acronym now.
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Understand what youre saying, Mike in VT, but please miss me with the whole "holier than thou" act.


Not holier, just experienced. Besides, you're the one with the "I'll take my ball and go home" response. Specifically, you said, "Thanks, at this point I should just take it as a learning experience and NEVER apply to USCIS in the future."

Honestly, if you find the application process that unbearable, you will not like federal employment. Not being holy with that response. It's helping you out in the long run.
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Understand what youre saying, Mike in VT, but please miss me with the whole "holier than thou" act.


Not holier, just experienced. Besides, you're the one with the GIANT DONG

Honestly, if you find the application process that unbearable, you will not like federal employment. Not being holy with that response. It's helping you out in the long run.


Dude What???
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#9239 Posted : Friday, January 7, 2022 7:03:15 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone. Seems like forever since we have connected on here for ISO positions.
I applied for an ISO1 position after being an ISA for 5 months. I have an interview soon for ISO1. Can anyone help as to how to prepare for the interview? Any tips?
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