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cmunozcpa  
#261 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:01:44 PM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats!
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#262 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:03:50 PM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


No info yet. Start date isn’t until 3/3
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#263 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:05:19 PM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


No info yet. Start date isn’t until 3/3


I wonder if this will be the same date for everyone that gets hired during the first waive...

Also please keep us updated on the training : where when for how long
LadyJ98!  
#264 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:07:46 PM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


No info yet. Start date isn’t until 3/3


I wonder if this will be the same date for everyone that gets hired during the first waive...

Also please keep us updated on the training : where when for how long


Will do
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#265 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:48:12 PM(UTC)
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I did notice two different start date applying internally being March 4th and my external application stating March 19th as the anticipating start date.
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#266 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:52:28 PM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


The training is several months. The class room training is all away from your POD and totals approx. 2 months.
It’s called unit training.

When I didn’t unit one and Two I was at a service center for approx.. a month each time.

They said they are doing training different now.

You OJT with be done with your OJI in the field and POD the other 10 months of training.

Hopefully it will make you a fully functioning GS-9 RO after the training year.

The hardest year being an RO is year two. Because you’re on your own.

Hopefully you have a manager that doesn’t mind acting as a coach like mine. It made it easier and I learned a lot. But it was still hard.
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#267 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 12:54:45 PM(UTC)
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Nate the start dates are March 14 2019 and June 23rd 2019.

I know because I got an email asking me to volunteer to be an OJI
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#268 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 6:22:44 PM(UTC)
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The job vacancy notice lists training as 53 weeks. It comprises 3 weeks of orientation, 10 in the classroom and 40 on the job training. It states the entire program consists of alternating periods of classroom and ojt.
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#269 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:05:50 AM(UTC)
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Collector; if I recall correctly, the first three weeks are comprised of basic IRS things like swearing in, getting computers, badges and mandatory briefings.

Then new hires will shadow ROs in the field until they leave for unit training.

I was told they are doing unit training different this hire because some people don’t like to have to be away for a month at a time. I was told they’ll do two weeks at unit trading, two weeks back at the POD then two weeks at unit training and so forth.

After your unit training you’ll start going to the field with Your OJI until he/she and your manager say you’re not a danger to taxpayer rights and then they’ll let you go to he field on your own.

But any enforcement action will be under direct supervision of Your OJI.

Trust me the year will go quick.
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#270 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:57:04 AM(UTC)
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Seems like it would be a year well spent. I have always believed that CR training should be similar, 2-3 weeks in the classroom and 3-4 months ojt.
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#271 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:26:12 AM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


No info yet. Start date isn’t until 3/3


We’re you external or internal
LadyJ98!  
#272 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:30:42 AM(UTC)
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Received an offer. I wish everyone the best!


Congrats. Did they give any info about the training? How many weeks? Where? Thanks.


No info yet. Start date isn’t until 3/3


We’re you external or internal


Internal
John Crichton  
#273 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 10:31:23 AM(UTC)
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Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could answer these questions:

How formal is the attire for the R.O. out in the field and in the office (if in office)?
Do the level increases (i.e. 7 to 9) happen every year or every two years etc.?

Also, thanks for sharing your experiences! It's a great resource and greatly appreciated.
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#274 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 11:14:03 AM(UTC)
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Hey guys so i applied for the internal by mistake and did the external. I was invited to take my assessment for the external that had to be done by December 4th 2018. Obviously i received a rejection email for the internal but i also received an email saying to make sure my information was up to date because the 2nd cutoff was late December, but it was for the internal. Is there anyway that its actually for the external?
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#275 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 11:17:02 AM(UTC)

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Hey guys so i applied for the internal by mistake and did the external. I was invited to take my assessment for the external that had to be done by December 4th 2018. Obviously i received a rejection email for the internal but i also received an email saying to make sure my information was up to date because the 2nd cutoff was late December, but it was for the internal. Is there anyway that its actually for the external?


I would email HR for advise. I am external and the assessment cutoff date was December 4.
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#276 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 11:24:25 AM(UTC)
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Hey guys so i applied for the internal by mistake and did the external. I was invited to take my assessment for the external that had to be done by December 4th 2018. Obviously i received a rejection email for the internal but i also received an email saying to make sure my information was up to date because the 2nd cutoff was late December, but it was for the internal. Is there anyway that its actually for the external?


I would email HR for advise. I am external and the assessment cutoff date was December 4.


Yea i took the assessment before the December 4th cut off im just curious why i got an email about 2nd cuts but never heard anything about 1st???
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#277 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 1:17:51 PM(UTC)
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Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could answer these questions:

How formal is the attire for the R.O. out in the field and in the office (if in office)?
Do the level increases (i.e. 7 to 9) happen every year or every two years etc.?

Also, thanks for sharing your experiences! It's a great resource and greatly appreciated.


There is no official dress code.

I dress for the day.

When I go to the field to make TP contact I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

If I’m meeting with a TP representative I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

If I’m in the field office I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

When I’m flexing at home I might not even put on pants.
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Nate04  
#278 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 1:20:48 PM(UTC)
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Hehe, i like that..
John Crichton  
#279 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 1:27:15 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scottyd27 Go to Quoted Post

There is no official dress code.

I dress for the day.

When I go to the field to make TP contact I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

If I’m meeting with a TP representative I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

If I’m in the field office I usually wear a polo-shirt and dockers.

When I’m flexing at home I might not even put on pants.


Thanks. I'm currently a CR with IRS SB/SE Collections and it's pretty laid back. I usually go with business casual as it were. The no-pants thing would be an added bonus! ;)
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#280 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2018 6:19:30 PM(UTC)

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Congrats to those getting offers! My acting GM interviewed and was told they will notify mid January.
I think someone said something very important about the type of person it takes to be an RO and do field work. My friend that is very successful loves the job, hates field work but she does it very well. She used to be a probation officer.
I had to back out of being an RO when I got honest with myself and realized I am too scary to knock on folks doors. Lol
I rather let somebody interview that will really stay with the job.
I literally declined ten interviews.
I now have an interview with TAS for case advocate.
Also, for external applicants don't be discouraged. Like mentioned earlier, if every ITAS fir example, became an RO that would cripple Field Assistance. There is no way 750 positions can go internal. Plus some will not like it and go back to their POD.
I believe in Laws of Attraction and I attract good things!
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