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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the FBI has over 55 field offices located throughout the USA as well as smaller units throughout the world.

Perhaps you are working for the FBI or interested in working for the FBI. Here is a forum to share your experience with the FBI.

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IAdreamin  
#781 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 10:48:13 AM(UTC)
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Silly question- how formal is the PSI? Not planning on wearing torn jeans and dirty sneakers or a suit. Just curious how casual I can get away with.
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vmars  
#782 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 10:52:14 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IAdreamin Go to Quoted Post
Silly question- how formal is the PSI? Not planning on wearing torn jeans and dirty sneakers or a suit. Just curious how casual I can get away with.


It's still a professional meeting, so I wore business casual. The agent conducting the interview was wearing a tie, though no sport coat, so I felt like I chose appropriately. YMMV
App: 10/5/18
PI: 12/11/18
PII: 12/20/18 (01/16/19)
PIII: 6/12/19 (6/18/19)
CJO: 7/5/19
Poly: 8/21/19 (9/10/19)
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GeorgeofTheJungle  
#783 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 12:08:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IAdreamin Go to Quoted Post
Silly question- how formal is the PSI? Not planning on wearing torn jeans and dirty sneakers or a suit. Just curious how casual I can get away with.


I wore a suit and tie. Suit no tie for the polygraph. At every stage the agents wore suits. So I suggest the same.
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
Lolniceone  
#784 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 2:18:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IAdreamin Go to Quoted Post
Silly question- how formal is the PSI? Not planning on wearing torn jeans and dirty sneakers or a suit. Just curious how casual I can get away with.


I wore a suit/tie for both PSI and poly (both were the same day).

Just got word that an investigator stopped by my most recent employer... So things are still moving along. No update on my applicant profile, still shows the same processing date.

My employment situation has drastically changed, however. Just got a new job which means joining the FBI would result in a 66%+ paycut (before it would have been a 5% raise) and I definitely want to be assigned to a large(ish) city like DC, SF, NYC, LA, Seattle (aka high COL). More factors to consider now..
GeorgeofTheJungle  
#785 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 2:27:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lolniceone Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: IAdreamin Go to Quoted Post
Silly question- how formal is the PSI? Not planning on wearing torn jeans and dirty sneakers or a suit. Just curious how casual I can get away with.


I wore a suit/tie for both PSI and poly (both were the same day).

Just got word that an investigator stopped by my most recent employer... So things are still moving along. No update on my applicant profile, still shows the same processing date.

My employment situation has drastically changed, however. Just got a new job which means joining the FBI would result in a 66%+ paycut (before it would have been a 5% raise) and I definitely want to be assigned to a large(ish) city like DC, SF, NYC, LA, Seattle (aka high COL). More factors to consider now..


I’m in the same boat. But seeing as how you move through the grades pretty much annually , I figured I’d be ok in a couple years. That made my decision to join easier.
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
Cowboys11  
#786 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:20:31 PM(UTC)
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Is anyone else in March class? long time lurker. Had phase III with the Arizona group. PSI and poly in late August. So background took around 6 months.
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#787 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:41:02 PM(UTC)
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This is exciting to hear that people are already getting notice of being in the March class! I also interviewed in Arizona and had my poly in September. So fingers crossed! But 6 months is definitely on the short side from many other timelines I've seen.
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#788 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM(UTC)
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I interviewed in Arizona also and had my polygraph early September. It seems like 6 months is the common timeframe to receive a final offer and fingers are definitely crossed to hear something relatively "soon" lol. Exciting to hear people are getting placed in classes.
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#789 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 6:05:42 AM(UTC)
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Yes my background was very short. My investigator called on early September for information, my previous jobs were interviewed in other cities that following week by a second investigator, and by the first week of October he was at my current job, which he said he would do last. For what it’s worth, I’ve lived and worked in a few cities and moved apartments just about every year. I found out I passed background when I was invited to the March class. He contacted me almost every day in September and after interviewing my current job in October, no contact. So I assume I’ve actually been done for quite some time.
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#790 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 12:33:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cowboys11 Go to Quoted Post
Yes my background was very short. My investigator called on early September for information, my previous jobs were interviewed in other cities that following week by a second investigator, and by the first week of October he was at my current job, which he said he would do last. For what it’s worth, I’ve lived and worked in a few cities and moved apartments just about every year. I found out I passed background when I was invited to the March class. He contacted me almost every day in September and after interviewing my current job in October, no contact. So I assume I’ve actually been done for quite some time.


Oh wow, lucky you! I've been in BI since June and I know my references started getting contacted in early July. Haven't heard anything in months and my last FBI jobs portal date change was 10/15. I'm processing out of Boston.
-Applied: 10/2018
-P1: 12/2018
-P2: 01/2019
-P3: 04/2019
-CJO: 04/2019
-PI/Poly: 05/2019
-BI: Ongoing
Dune-8  
#791 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 1:06:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cowboys11 Go to Quoted Post
Is anyone else in March class?


Congrats on getting into March!

Based on old cycle threads, people starting getting notified in late Jan/early Feb for the March class, so it's good to know that invites are also going out around this time.

Originally Posted by: Cait0720 Go to Quoted Post
Haven't heard anything in months...


Same here, bud. Keep strong, we'll get there eventually!

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GeorgeofTheJungle  
#792 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 1:13:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cowboys11 Go to Quoted Post
Is anyone else in March class? long time lurker. Had phase III with the Arizona group. PSI and poly in late August. So background took around 6 months.


I am, I was offered January initially but couldn't make it so I opted for the March class. They started calling my contacts soon after my poly so my background was around 6 months also.

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App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
jreff22  
#793 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 1:32:09 PM(UTC)
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Praying for the May class!
App 8/31/18
P1 12/5/18
P2 12/12/18
P2 1/27/19 Pass
P3 9/18/19
P3 9/24/19 Pass
CJO 10/4/19
PSI 10/24/19
Poly 10/28/19
CriminalIA  
#794 Posted : Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:17:07 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cowboys11 Go to Quoted Post
Is anyone else in March class? long time lurker. Had phase III with the Arizona group. PSI and poly in late August. So background took around 6 months.


I also was in the Phoenix phase 3 group. Due to my cross-country move there were some parts of the process that were delayed for me. My first contact with an investigator was in December, and that was a man tasked with talking to my prior employer (different state from where I am currently). That same day an investigator in my current location was talking to my neighbors. Just yesterday one of my contacts (not family, in yet another state) was contacted. No family has been contacted yet, and none of my other contacts have mentioned talking with an investigator.

If I am favorably adjudicated, then I don't expect to have a class date until July or even September. If anyone else ends up with a timeline like mine it'd be nice to put a face to a screen name at Quantico!

P1&2 (pass): 2015-16
Continued app. in 2018
P3: 6/19
CJO: 7/19
PSI: 7/19
Poly & UA: 8/19
Fingerprints: 12/19
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Lolniceone  
#795 Posted : Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:22:10 PM(UTC)
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My processing date changed on 1/25..! Not sure what to make of it. I've been snooping around and it seems like the reason for it changing differs from person to person. Can anyone weigh in on what happened once their processing date changed while they were in the security component?
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#796 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 7:57:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lolniceone Go to Quoted Post
I've been snooping around and it seems like the reason for it changing differs from person to person.


You've hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't read into it at all, it's not worth the time or effort wondering about what it could or couldn't be.

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#797 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 8:32:20 AM(UTC)
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Don't know if anyone else has seen it yet, but they've posted the all candidates opening for IAs again. It's kind of interesting because it's a very short window and it says they're only taking ~1000 applications.
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#798 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 8:51:20 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: WaitingIsTheHardestPart Go to Quoted Post
Don't know if anyone else has seen it yet, but they've posted the all candidates opening for IAs again. It's kind of interesting because it's a very short window and it says they're only taking ~1000 applications.


Also, it looks like they are accepting specialized experience now to qualify for GS9. Cant remember if it was always like that.
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
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