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Decaf  
#461 Posted : Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:36:32 AM(UTC)
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#463 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:00:13 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

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CleanPerson  
#464 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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#465 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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#466 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:35:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Klawnz Go to Quoted Post
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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#467 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:05:04 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.
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#468 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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#469 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:54:58 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?


Medical to offer was about 10 weeks. I had follow ups. They did not contact my employer yet (as far as I know)

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#470 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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#471 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 9:30:11 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.


Yeah I know what you mean. I told my boss a long time ago that I had started the process. He asked that as soon as I knew something certain that I tell him. We have a hard time recruiting new folks. So I told him as soon as I accepted the FO
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Anyone know what’s the current CI journeymen level?
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#473 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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#474 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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#475 Posted : Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:11:56 PM(UTC)
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#477 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2020 9:49:40 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?
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#478 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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#479 Posted : Monday, February 3, 2020 11:29:22 AM(UTC)
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Haha, ok thanks
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#480 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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