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JimmyNorthwood  
#641 Posted : Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:13:35 AM(UTC)
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What did you guys wear to your poly? They said business casual, but that's always so subjective. Are we talking slacks and short sleeve polo?
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#642 Posted : Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:21:40 AM(UTC)
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What did you guys wear to your poly? They said business casual, but that's always so subjective. Are we talking slacks and short sleeve polo?


A suit and they asked me to take the jacket off.
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#643 Posted : Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:56:44 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know what happens if you have a class date but don't pass the pre-Q PFT?



You get put on the next classes roster and pass one for that class, but I think you only need a 5? You do need a 12 at the academy though!


Yes, my understanding is that you need a 5 for the Pre-Q PFT but a 12 after you arrive. Do you just have to pass it once at the academy with a 12 though, or more than once?


I think you get 2 chances, but you only need to pass it once...I'm just keeping the mentality I have to take once a month so i dont get too lax haha


I was told when I asked here that you take 2 PFTs at Q. One week 2 and one week 9. You are expected to pass both and if you fail the week 2 one you can be sent home. However, they might decide to have you in a training program to try and get you to pass week 9. The consensus seemed to be you should go to Q ready to pass the PFT by week 2 or be ready to potentially be sent home.
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Highly recommend business formal, especially if your poly takes place at the office. While you may have a more lax person, some people can be strict about it.
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#645 Posted : Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:02:20 PM(UTC)
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If you fail the week 2 one then you get put in "power PT" for a couple days a week at like 6am or something. So pass the first one unless that sounds like fun.
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If you fail the week 2 one then you get put in "power PT" for a couple days a week at like 6am or something. So pass the first one unless that sounds like fun.


Shoot I’m so paranoid I’ll probably sign up for the power PT just to make sure I stay in shape for the second PFT. Would be crushed to work so hard and fail out for that.
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#647 Posted : Friday, April 30, 2021 4:00:49 AM(UTC)
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.
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Took my pre-Q yesterday. Good news and bad news. Bad news is I completely bombed the 1.5 mile and missed the cut by 15 seconds. Good news is I improved significantly on everything else and scored a total of 15. Plan to retake in the next week or two and am looking at the August class. Hey, at least the weather will be cooler than :) Meanwhile, hitting the longer runs in the meantime!


Thats ok Brick! They won't keep your name on the roster if you pass in 2 weeks? August isn't too far away! though!
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Definitely a step in the right direction and a good mindset to have. I've taken the pre-Q, but I only got an unofficial notice. I wonder if anyone on here has gotten the official word yet?
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#650 Posted : Friday, April 30, 2021 5:10:30 AM(UTC)
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Took my pre-Q yesterday. Good news and bad news. Bad news is I completely bombed the 1.5 mile and missed the cut by 15 seconds. Good news is I improved significantly on everything else and scored a total of 15. Plan to retake in the next week or two and am looking at the August class. Hey, at least the weather will be cooler than :) Meanwhile, hitting the longer runs in the meantime!


Yeah, I feel sorry for the poor saps who have to spend June and July in Virginia :)

How many rest days did you take prior to the test? In my practice tests and my phase 2 PFT, I have found that really protecting my diet and sleep for the week leading up to the test makes a big difference.

I have my pre-Q PFT on May 14. Good luck on your next one and hopefully I'll see you in August!
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#651 Posted : Friday, April 30, 2021 5:14:29 AM(UTC)
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.


Thanks. I was referring to someone like myself who is a GS-12 Step 2. Will I get a chance to negotiate after receiving the final offer?
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.



So, one question I have is, are you paid for the first 4 weeks of training, and just don't receive your paycheck until week 4? Or is the first 4 weeks of the job just... unpaid?
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#653 Posted : Friday, April 30, 2021 5:19:46 AM(UTC)
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Took my pre-Q yesterday. Good news and bad news. Bad news is I completely bombed the 1.5 mile and missed the cut by 15 seconds. Good news is I improved significantly on everything else and scored a total of 15. Plan to retake in the next week or two and am looking at the August class. Hey, at least the weather will be cooler than :) Meanwhile, hitting the longer runs in the meantime!


Yeah, I feel sorry for the poor saps who have to spend June and July in Virginia :)

How many rest days did you take prior to the test? In my practice tests and my phase 2 PFT, I have found that really protecting my diet and sleep for the week leading up to the test makes a big difference.

I have my pre-Q PFT on May 14. Good luck on your next one and hopefully I'll see you in August!


Good luck on May 14, Liquid! Honestly, I think lack of rest is what did me in. I got notice that I could take the PFT the day after working out legs HARD. I was super sore and rested the day before, but I think I needed more recovery time.
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.



So, one question I have is, are you paid for the first 4 weeks of training, and just don't receive your paycheck until week 4? Or is the first 4 weeks of the job just... unpaid?



No you are paid, you just are waiting until the next payroll...I've never been in a job where I didn't get paid after 3-4 weeks there.
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.



So, one question I have is, are you paid for the first 4 weeks of training, and just don't receive your paycheck until week 4? Or is the first 4 weeks of the job just... unpaid?



No you are paid, you just are waiting until the next payroll...I've never been in a job where I didn't get paid after 3-4 weeks there.



I assumed that was the case but what do I know. How about health insurance? Does that kick in on the 1st of the following month (i.e. Sept 1 for the august class?)
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody happen to know when the first day someone is officially on FBI payroll is? Is it the first day they arrive at Quantico? I only ask because it seems like it would be a lot of fun for newly arrived trainees to be talking to OPM about setting up their TSP and health insurance while simultaneously adapting to the new training environment and having much less free time. Perhaps someone more advanced in the process can answer this one?


Great questions.. also at which point can we negotiate a step increase?


You will start at the beginning of a pay period. You will receive your first paycheck 4 weeks after starting on that friday. You do not need to negotiate step increases - they will be automatic. Year one is GL10 step 1, Year 2 is GS 10 step 2, Year 3 is GS 11 step 3, Year 4 is GS 12, Year 5 is GS 13... after that I think you get a step increase every 2-3 years and at some point I think it goes every 5. You will top out at GS 13 step 10 unless you apply for a supervisor position.

You get several admin days at the start to figure out your TSP and health insurance paperwork and have 30 days to submit. You can look on OPM now and figure out which insurances you would like and best fit your family. TSP is fairly easy too. They match the first 3% and match half to 5%. So put in at least 5% to start to maximize your matching benefit. All the paperwork can be found @ https://www.fbi.gov/about/new-employees if you want to get a head start and see exactly what you will be filling out.



So, one question I have is, are you paid for the first 4 weeks of training, and just don't receive your paycheck until week 4? Or is the first 4 weeks of the job just... unpaid?



No you are paid, you just are waiting until the next payroll...I've never been in a job where I didn't get paid after 3-4 weeks there.



I assumed that was the case but what do I know. How about health insurance? Does that kick in on the 1st of the following month (i.e. Sept 1 for the august class?)



Im not sure on the insurance part...maybe someone who's been through it will know!

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Has anyone spoken with their AC on the June class? Do we know if it's full, final offers sent or were we all just told tentatively?

No final offer for me and I just asked my AC a question last week so I don't want to bug her again so soon, but I plan on sending an email next friday if I havent heard anything....anyone else??
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For those of you that know (might not be a lot), if a NAT bids an office like NYC in the Academy and does time there, would they be able to transfer more easily at the end of probationary period? Basically, if I sacrifice myself for a hard to staff office can I almost call my shot after a few years?
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Has anyone spoken with their AC on the June class? Do we know if it's full, final offers sent or were we all just told tentatively?

No final offer for me and I just asked my AC a question last week so I don't want to bug her again so soon, but I plan on sending an email next friday if I havent heard anything....anyone else??


I was told just this week that they are expecting final offers for June sometime next week.
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Took my pre-Q yesterday. Good news and bad news. Bad news is I completely bombed the 1.5 mile and missed the cut by 15 seconds. Good news is I improved significantly on everything else and scored a total of 15. Plan to retake in the next week or two and am looking at the August class. Hey, at least the weather will be cooler than :) Meanwhile, hitting the longer runs in the meantime!


Thats ok Brick! They won't keep your name on the roster if you pass in 2 weeks? August isn't too far away! though!


Thanks Mav! Yeah, not feeling to bummed and honestly did better than I thought. I got 2 days notice on the pre-Q PFT (for June class) but figured I’d take it as a training opportunity. I told them that although I’d been training I may be rusty on the run. They said not to sweat it if I didn’t make the cut this time and I could retest again for August class (there are unlimited tries). Pretty sure June seats are filled up by now if you haven’t already taken the Pre-Q and gotten notice. Just taking this as an opportunity to train harder and do even better next time!


I appreciate your great attitude about this, Brick! Inspired by your resilience.
7/19 - app
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1/20 - M&G
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