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RodoHinote  
#61 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:18:07 AM(UTC)
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Congratulations crimsoneros!

Once you begin your TOD, don't leave us ok? Be sure to look in on us and share how things are going. My appointment for fingerprints is in 2 weeks so it's going to be a little while before I am where you are right now. Godspeed, and again..... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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#62 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:51:58 AM(UTC)
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Thanks guys. Well I made reservations at the La Quinta Inn in Andover for an extended stay just so I'm close by for that first day orientation shift of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the 30th. Were driving up on Friday. Have a real estate deal in process here in Va. I've been in touch with a Realtor in New Hampshire and on Sunday were going to look at a very inexpensive condo in Windham, N.H. and other rentals she knows of. Nothing locked in yet of course since that's too big a leap at this point. Just taking baby steps for now mostly to keep from overwhelming ourselves. Oh yeah, I was wondering is Comcast in that area for Internet, phone,& TV service provider ?


Yes CONGRATS. Two things. Just have your drivers license Monday. That will get you past the Guards and into the Parking lot. Once you get in they will do the ID

As far as cable, the providers are different from town to town. Most towns have more than one option. Comcast is big here, but there are usually choices, depending where you settle.

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#63 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:56:38 AM(UTC)
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No. People will be waiting for you to escort you in.
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crimsoneros on 10/25/2017(UTC)
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#64 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:45:10 AM(UTC)
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Thank you RodoHinote and Chris and Lieutenant for your fast supportive replies all along. You know sometimes it feels like you're typing to a blank white screen here as if lost in the woods, only to find an answer a few minutes later. That's very decent. You guys know how the world is these days so to still find decency out there is edifying. And yes I'll continue to follow and contribute to this thread going forward. I'm a team player, always have been.

I want to run by you guys one more question. I'm going to rent my current apartment for the month of November and come back here on Veterans' Day weekend to gradually move out. I'm wondering if being in training, I would be allowed to take Friday after Thanksgiving off to make a 4 day weekend and get everything out of here once and for all ? Is that possible for a new trainee since its an important cause ?
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Thank you RodoHinote and Chris and Lieutenant for your fast supportive replies all along. You know sometimes it feels like you're typing to a blank white screen here as if lost in the woods, only to find an answer a few minutes later. That's very decent. You guys know how the world is these days so to still find decency out there is edifying. And yes I'll continue to follow and contribute to this thread going forward. I'm a team player, always have been.

I want to run by you guys one more question. I'm going to rent my current apartment for the month of November and come back here on Veterans' Day weekend to gradually move out. I'm wondering if being in training, I would be allowed to take Friday after Thanksgiving off to make a 4 day weekend and get everything out of here once and for all ? Is that possible for a new trainee since its an important cause ?


As a general rule, they frown on taking days off during training, especially new hire training and if you are new to federal employment, you wont have any vacation or sick time on the books. You can always ask and plead your case, just be prepared for a no answer.
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#66 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:47:20 AM(UTC)
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I am hoping for your smooth and safe transition into your new location. With the information given by kitkatma, I will be making preparations for an extended stay hotel while my wife stays behind and finalize preparations for our move. Preparations are already in order, so things should go smoothly.
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OK thanks. Just thought I'd ask.
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#68 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:48:18 AM(UTC)
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Thank you RodoHinote and Chris and Lieutenant for your fast supportive replies all along. You know sometimes it feels like you're typing to a blank white screen here as if lost in the woods, only to find an answer a few minutes later. That's very decent. You guys know how the world is these days so to still find decency out there is edifying. And yes I'll continue to follow and contribute to this thread going forward. I'm a team player, always have been.

I want to run by you guys one more question. I'm going to rent my current apartment for the month of November and come back here on Veterans' Day weekend to gradually move out. I'm wondering if being in training, I would be allowed to take Friday after Thanksgiving off to make a 4 day weekend and get everything out of here once and for all ? Is that possible for a new trainee since its an important cause ?


There is a chance they may ask the training class if they want to have the day after Thanksgiving off. Certainly not a definite, but they MAY do that. After all, the trainers would probably be thrilled if the people want to be off, so they can get a 4 day weekend themselves. Of course IF they allow that, you may be required to take the day without pay unless you have enough annual leave earned by that day. This has been done in Andover before, IF they are on or ahead of schedule with the new hire training.

I wouldn't bring the subject up. Let them throw it out there. If worse comes to worse, seek out the training coordinator about a week in advance, and let them know your moving circumstance.

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#69 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:01:14 PM(UTC)
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Great! I hope that happens. Chris since I have 4.5 years of military time that should make my SCD different than my hire date correct ? Meaning that my accrual percentage rate of leave per pay period will be slightly higher right ? The Feds have leave sharing right ?
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Great! I hope that happens. Chris since I have 4.5 years of military time that should make my SCD different than my hire date correct ? Meaning that my accrual percentage rate of leave per pay period will be slightly higher right ? The Feds have leave sharing right ?


Here is a chart https://www.opm.gov/poli...act-sheets/annual-leave/


You will get 6 hours per pay period. You will more than likely have to contact the Employee Resource Center 866-743-5748 AFTER you start, to make sure your SCD gets updated and you earn the correct leave. It can take some time to get it straightened out in some cases.
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#71 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:25:46 PM(UTC)
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Wow ! LOL . . . Chris you're on the ball my man. Awesome. I'll be sure to do that.
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#72 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:32:47 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys, these expenses incurred on moving for this job, they are tax deductions correct ? like gas mileage, hotel expenses for training , etc etc.
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#73 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:03:31 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys, these expenses incurred on moving for this job, they are tax deductions correct ? like gas mileage, hotel expenses for training , etc etc.


Start your research with this link.

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc450/tc455

Click on the hyperlink that says Publication 521 within the link above. It explains the applicable tax law.

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#74 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:55:41 PM(UTC)
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OK thanks Chris, you may be right if I don't get the 39 weeks in. We could be furloughed b4 39 weeks.
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#75 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:02:39 PM(UTC)
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OK thanks Chris, you may be right if I don't get the 39 weeks in. We could be furloughed b4 39 weeks.



Read the hyperlink for Publication 521 within the link I sent. There is an exception for Seasonal employees. It is dependent on what the contract they present you with says. It has a 6 month or more exception.

Of course the tax law could entirely change for 2017. Welcome to hell lol

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#76 Posted : Friday, November 10, 2017 11:42:04 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone else received final offers yet? I am going for fingerprinting / ID session on Monday.
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#77 Posted : Monday, November 13, 2017 1:30:47 PM(UTC)
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Fingerprinting is finally done.
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#78 Posted : Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:44:48 AM(UTC)
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I just got eQip and FO at the same time.... Sweeeeeeeeeet!
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#79 Posted : Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:14:41 PM(UTC)
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OK. Here's the breakdown of my application progress.. ...

August 2017: I applied to TET on or around the last week of August for Andover, MA.

September 2017: I received notice of results Cat A and referral to hiring official around September 20th.

October 2017: On I received TO on or around the 13th.

November 2017: I fingerprinted on or around the 13th, got invite to eQip on the 16th, and received FO on the 20th.

December 2017: I report to the POD on the 11th at 4:30 pm for orientation.

Good luck to everyone :)!

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