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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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NGP  
#1901 Posted : Friday, December 3, 2021 6:47:34 AM(UTC)
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Is anyone currently in background and been there for longer then 4 months?


I thought I had a simple background and I've been in background for going on 14 months now. Patience is a virtue, take the time to focus on getting in the best shape of your life.


I’m an IA applicant, but I did my poly January 2020, and I was adjudicated March 2021. I have extensive travel so I figured that prolonged it. However, I didn’t get the call until August, just days after reaching out to my prior AC about it taking so long (other IAs were getting calls in April and I didn’t understand why I hadn’t - my new AC didn’t respond to multiple emails I sent them). I somehow fell through the cracks. If you have an AC, no harm in checking with them if you haven’t for a while!



Damn that's the kind of thing that worries me, slipping through the cracks.

e2b13  
#1902 Posted : Friday, December 3, 2021 6:56:28 AM(UTC)
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Have some of you taken your PFT more than once at this point (if you're still in background) or are you waiting to be cleared before taking it? 
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#1903 Posted : Saturday, December 4, 2021 3:44:00 PM(UTC)
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After seeing others having to wait a period of time to complete backgrounds and get close to receiving a class date, I have chosen to wait. Plus, where the test is for me is 2.5hrs away.

My intention would be wait for all medical and background to be completed and then take the PFT. My HR person had even mentioned to wait so I only have to take one.

I would say to take one if you need to see how a testing process goes.

I also am not worried about what class I get into. I am working a job/career that I would have no issues staying in. If taking a PFT later means I move to the next class, so be it. For those that want to make sure to get into a particular class or the first available, having everything done before needed to be might help when the last pieces are completed.
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#1904 Posted : Monday, December 6, 2021 2:41:35 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone have any info on number of visitors for graduation? Pre Covid I heard it was 5. Beginning of Covid it was 0, then the last couple classes I heard it’s been 2. Curious if it’s going back to 5 anytime soon.
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#1905 Posted : Monday, December 6, 2021 6:14:37 PM(UTC)
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Is it true that if you accept an offer and leave before your first year you cannot work for the Bureau ever again.
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#1906 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:32:38 AM(UTC)
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Hey all,

Been a long time reader and lurker. Figured since I passed poly I would start join the forum. Great information here, so thanks everyone for that. Below is my application history so far.
TRP candidate
1st apply- 07/2019
Failed Phase 2 interview 11/2019

Reapply 07/2021
M&G- 09/2021
P2 written- 10/2021
P2 interview 10/2021
COL 10/2021
PSI 11/2021
Poly PASS11/2021
MED scheduled 12/2021
NGP  
#1907 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:32:46 AM(UTC)
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Hey all,

Been a long time reader and lurker. Figured since I passed poly I would start join the forum. Great information here, so thanks everyone for that. Below is my application history so far.
TRP candidate
1st apply- 07/2019
Failed Phase 2 interview 11/2019

Reapply 07/2021
M&G- 09/2021
P2 written- 10/2021
P2 interview 10/2021
COL 10/2021
PSI 11/2021
Poly PASS11/2021
MED scheduled 12/2021


Must be the same GA bulldog who I answered a question for on the Officer . com forum. Congrats on passing poly, welcome to the waiting game.

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#1908 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:02:13 AM(UTC)
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Hey all,

Been a long time reader and lurker. Figured since I passed poly I would start join the forum. Great information here, so thanks everyone for that. Below is my application history so far.
TRP candidate
1st apply- 07/2019
Failed Phase 2 interview 11/2019

Reapply 07/2021
M&G- 09/2021
P2 written- 10/2021
P2 interview 10/2021
COL 10/2021
PSI 11/2021
Poly PASS11/2021
MED scheduled 12/2021


Must be the same GA bulldog who I answered a question for on the Officer . com forum. Congrats on passing poly, welcome to the waiting game.






Yessir. Thank you. I found this forum has a little more information on it and more activity.

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#1909 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:04:01 AM(UTC)
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Is it true that if you accept an offer and leave before your first year you cannot work for the Bureau ever again.


I don't know if that's a rule or not, but I imagine any agency/company would be a bit reluctant to re-hire someone for whom they spend $1,000s/$10,000s to conduct a thorough background check only to have that person leave soon after being hired.


Does anyone know what happens if an applicant withdraws from the process after the BI while waiting to be scheduled for Quantico? Does that person become permanently ineligible, or if they reapplied later would they just have to go through the poly /medical / bi again?
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#1910 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:01:07 PM(UTC)
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Is it true that if you accept an offer and leave before your first year you cannot work for the Bureau ever again.


I don't know if that's a rule or not, but I imagine any agency/company would be a bit reluctant to re-hire someone for whom they spend $1,000s/$10,000s to conduct a thorough background check only to have that person leave soon after being hired.


Does anyone know what happens if an applicant withdraws from the process after the BI while waiting to be scheduled for Quantico? Does that person become permanently ineligible, or if they reapplied later would they just have to go through the poly /medical / bi again?




My AC indicated that if you withdrew after adjudication, you would most likely never be able to work for the bureau due to the large amount of money spent on your background.
App5/20
P1:6/20
M&G:7/20
P2I:9/20
PFT:11/20
CO:11/20
PSI:12/20
Poly:1/21
Poly2:2/21
Med:3/21
PreQ PFT 6/21
PreQ PFT 2/22
Q 6/22
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#1911 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:03:45 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know how the process works for starting higher up on the GL 10 step ladder for coming in from a job where you were making more? At what point do you have that conversation and with whom? And do you just submit your W-2 or something and they match the salary up to the top of the GL-10 scale as the maximum? Any guidance or direction to a previous post where this is discussed in detail would be much appreciated.


Gosh that would be nice! My understanding is that the only way this happens is if you come from elsewhere in the federal government (or probably military). That said, following, let me know if you find anything out.
BlameToby  
#1912 Posted : Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:13:48 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know how the process works for starting higher up on the GL 10 step ladder for coming in from a job where you were making more? At what point do you have that conversation and with whom? And do you just submit your W-2 or something and they match the salary up to the top of the GL-10 scale as the maximum? Any guidance or direction to a previous post where this is discussed in detail would be much appreciated.


Gosh that would be nice! My understanding is that the only way this happens is if you come from elsewhere in the federal government (or probably military). That said, following, let me know if you find anything out.


You would only come in higher than a GL 10-1 if you are a current federal employee making higher than a GL 10-1. Does not apply to the military. You are pay matched up to GL 10-10 if you're a federal employee.
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#1913 Posted : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:16:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Proteus Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know how the process works for starting higher up on the GL 10 step ladder for coming in from a job where you were making more? At what point do you have that conversation and with whom? And do you just submit your W-2 or something and they match the salary up to the top of the GL-10 scale as the maximum? Any guidance or direction to a previous post where this is discussed in detail would be much appreciated.


Unless you're coming from a US Gov job, you're not getting an increase based on your prior salary, unfortunately. I'm personally taking nearly a $50K pay cut.
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#1914 Posted : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:35:43 AM(UTC)
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You'll recoup that difference quickly in a few years.
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#1915 Posted : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:31:57 AM(UTC)
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My understanding is that they will do their best to match your current fed salary, up to the highest grade/step in the announcement you applied for.

For my current agency, I earn about $70,000 on an uncommon pay scale. I’m accepting an 1811 position with another agency (posted as GL-9), so HR gave me an offer for GL-9, step 10.
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#1916 Posted : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:27:43 AM(UTC)
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You'll recoup that difference quickly in a few years.


Ok, I appreciate the responses, but I was just wondering if anyone knew how the process actually worked. I.e. will they just know your current salary since you a government employee and send you the appropriate match, or do you actively have to request it and submit proof of current salary?


You should have attached your SF-50 when you applied. I would contact your AC if you're a current federal employee and you didn't attach it with your application.
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#1917 Posted : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:32:29 PM(UTC)
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You'll recoup that difference quickly in a few years.


Ok, I appreciate the responses, but I was just wondering if anyone knew how the process actually worked. I.e. will they just know your current salary since you a government employee and send you the appropriate match, or do you actively have to request it and submit proof of current salary?


You should have attached your SF-50 when you applied. I would contact your AC if you're a current federal employee and you didn't attach it with your application.


The above is correct. Don't sweat it if you didn't upload on initial application as you may be a different step by the time you get the offer anyway. Even then, they'll (HR) reach out to you for your most recent SF-50 between your conditional offer and final offer to populate your final offer salary. This is the one that you'll make sure is correct.

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#1918 Posted : Thursday, December 9, 2021 9:50:20 AM(UTC)
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Passed my PFT today!!!

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#1919 Posted : Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:47:55 AM(UTC)
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Passed my PFT today!!!


Congratulations!!
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FYI for the group. Was set to go for class and had to defer last minute due to a medical issue. Surgery in a couple of weeks, then recovery, then hoping to get into a summer class. The Bureau has been great every step of the way.

HUGE bummer and I've been a miserable grump the entire last couple of weeks. But things happen for a reason, I believe.

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