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XFed77  
#181 Posted : Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:42:49 AM(UTC)
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Does anybody know when the anticipated start date is for the amended RO announcement?


Not really. Probably before 09/30/2021


Why do you say 9/30?


9/30 is the end of the federal fiscal year and I remember that when I was an RO before, I started in October, and then, on 2 other years afterwards, new hires started in September. So, based on those experiences, it seemed to me that they start new hire ROs around the end or beginning of fiscal years.

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#182 Posted : Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:22:42 AM(UTC)
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This article might shed some light on the future growth of this position and ones like it.

https://www.govexec.com/...rs-staffing-cuts/173680/
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#183 Posted : Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:23:08 PM(UTC)
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I started on an aug 23rd date as an external.

It was a tuesday.

And under normal
Circumstances internals usually start a week before externals.

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#184 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 7:09:42 AM(UTC)
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.


Thanks for the information! Hopefully the assessment scores are coming soon. Lol
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#186 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 8:11:55 AM(UTC)
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.


Thanks for that information.

Is it for virtual training?

Thanks

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#187 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 8:28:47 AM(UTC)
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.


Thanks for that information.

Is it for virtual training?

Thanks



It’ll be virtual if it takes place in FY2021 as all face to face training was cancelled.

No idea yet on FY2022
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#188 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 3:33:58 PM(UTC)
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good news, finally heard back from HR and I am indeed qualified. Guess USAjobs used an older transcript and I did not notice.

I do have a question on how the travel normally works though. I am guessing we are suppose to use our own vehicle when traveling, is there a mileage reimbursement or do they give us a charge card for gas? Company vehicle would be nice but I assume thats a no go lol.
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#189 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 4:26:00 PM(UTC)
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Scotty is right that all training is going to be virtual. Once we’re traveling again we’re reimbursed for mileage at whatever the federal mileage reimbursement rate is. In 2021 it’s 56 cents a mile. Some offices have a government car that RO’s can use but I don’t think this is very common anymore. Most RO’s rather use their own car though because its extra money (tax free) in their pocket every month. Depending how large the area you cover is that’s usually several hundred per month. I usually averaged about $300-500 in mileage per month going out in the field about one day per week.
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#190 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 6:50:28 PM(UTC)
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I received the following email this morning:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service

Human Capital Office
Talent Acquisition
Employment Operations
Brookhaven Employment Office

Dear xxxxxxxx

This is to formally notify you that we are rescinding the system-generated notice that indicated that you had failed one of the Revenue Officer assessments.

You have Passed the Revenue Officer Assessment and will receive further notifications based on any claimed Veterans Preference and your Quality Grouping.



I was declined on April 15th because the email I received said I didn’t pass the ROSA. Then I received the same email today. Then my status change to reviewing qualification. It previously went back to accepting application when I was denied.


I actually appealled my failed ROSA and they determined that there was something wrong with the testing source and I had passed just like I did the previous time I took it. However I had already been hired based on my internal application.

So maybe they reviewed all the tests.
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#191 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 6:57:55 PM(UTC)
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Does anybody know when the anticipated start date is for the amended RO announcement?


I asked that when I interviewed for the internal spots and I was told Externals in August but that might change.
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#192 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 6:59:19 PM(UTC)
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Just checked my status as well and looks like I have been found ineligible for lacking specialized experience. Been working as a GS5 Tax examiner since February of 2020. When I applied I selected that I have superior academic achievement since I graduated with a 3.8 GPA, also have 19 accounting units completed. Pretty upset since I have been really hoping to move into this position.


If you’re a GS-5 with 52 weeks time in grade and applied as an internal it shouldn’t matter about specialized experience.



I'm actually in a temp position, so unable to apply to any internal spots. I emailed the HR person listed last night and so far no response. Hopefully Monday, but honestly I'm not gonna hold my breath. Not really surprised by this.


Don’t assume anything until you’re told you didn’t get it or until you’re told you did.

You don’t know who will be offered the job and not show up. You might be the next man/woman up.

Nothing happens fast at the Govt. My fellow vets will understand but you have to get use to ‘hurry up and wait’



Would it be too soon to send a follow-up email or maybe call tomorrow? I know these things take time but I also know that HR likes to just ignore people. Don't want my issue to be overlooked and forgotten about. Usually when I have emailed HR in the past they have either gotten back to me right away or the next day.



I send emails every week and include the general and the person that emailed me the denial.
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.


Internals start date 6/20.
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I received an email last week that they are looking for instructors for Unit 1 (the first phase of RO training). They plan to have a class that runs in July-August and another in September-October. If I remember correctly it was only a couple weeks between my start date and when I had to go to Unit 1 training so I’d predict they’ll do one wave of hiring with a start date in late June or early July and another in late August or early September. Hopefully this gives people some indication on when they might start. Nothing with the IRS is ever set in stone though so this timeframe could change especially since the trainings are all virtual.


Thanks for that information.

Is it for virtual training?

Thanks



It's going to be virtual and there may be some traveling next year in 2022.
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#195 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 7:07:56 PM(UTC)
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good news, finally heard back from HR and I am indeed qualified. Guess USAjobs used an older transcript and I did not notice.

I do have a question on how the travel normally works though. I am guessing we are suppose to use our own vehicle when traveling, is there a mileage reimbursement or do they give us a charge card for gas? Company vehicle would be nice but I assume thats a no go lol.


I knew it.

There was no way you would have not qualified after presenting your updated transcripts with your GPA/degree.

That's why we should always double check our Resume, Documents, everytime we apply for a new position. We sometimes assume everything is perfect but we might have not updated our most recent SF-50, latest position, most recent appraisal, or degree. I have seen it happen many times.

And always request a 2nd review, (appeal), with the proper documents.

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#196 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 7:12:39 PM(UTC)
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good news, finally heard back from HR and I am indeed qualified. Guess USAjobs used an older transcript and I did not notice.

I do have a question on how the travel normally works though. I am guessing we are suppose to use our own vehicle when traveling, is there a mileage reimbursement or do they give us a charge card for gas? Company vehicle would be nice but I assume thats a no go lol.


I knew it.

There was no way you would have not qualified after presenting your updated transcripts with your GPA/degree.

That's why we should always double check our Resume, Documents, everytime we apply for a new position. We sometimes assume everything is perfect but we might have not updated our most recent SF-50, latest position, most recent appraisal, or degree. I have seen it happen many times.

And always request a 2nd review, (appeal), with the proper documents.


That's why I appeal everything! I even appealled my failed ROSA and I had already interviewed from the internal list. Needless to say I was correct. Those new people in HR sometimes don't know what they're doing.
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#197 Posted : Friday, May 7, 2021 7:42:22 PM(UTC)
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good news, finally heard back from HR and I am indeed qualified. Guess USAjobs used an older transcript and I did not notice.

I do have a question on how the travel normally works though. I am guessing we are suppose to use our own vehicle when traveling, is there a mileage reimbursement or do they give us a charge card for gas? Company vehicle would be nice but I assume thats a no go lol.


I knew it.

There was no way you would have not qualified after presenting your updated transcripts with your GPA/degree.

That's why we should always double check our Resume, Documents, everytime we apply for a new position. We sometimes assume everything is perfect but we might have not updated our most recent SF-50, latest position, most recent appraisal, or degree. I have seen it happen many times.

And always request a 2nd review, (appeal), with the proper documents.


That's why I appeal everything! I even appealled my failed ROSA and I had already interviewed from the internal list. Needless to say I was correct. Those new people in HR sometimes don't know what they're doing.


I agree 100%!

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Originally Posted by: Papoose79 Go to Quoted Post
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Originally Posted by: AllHailTheDead0 Go to Quoted Post
good news, finally heard back from HR and I am indeed qualified. Guess USAjobs used an older transcript and I did not notice.

I do have a question on how the travel normally works though. I am guessing we are suppose to use our own vehicle when traveling, is there a mileage reimbursement or do they give us a charge card for gas? Company vehicle would be nice but I assume thats a no go lol.


I knew it.

There was no way you would have not qualified after presenting your updated transcripts with your GPA/degree.

That's why we should always double check our Resume, Documents, everytime we apply for a new position. We sometimes assume everything is perfect but we might have not updated our most recent SF-50, latest position, most recent appraisal, or degree. I have seen it happen many times.

And always request a 2nd review, (appeal), with the proper documents.


That's why I appeal everything! I even appealled my failed ROSA and I had already interviewed from the internal list. Needless to say I was correct. Those new people in HR sometimes don't know what they're doing.


Lol, I had a familiar experience with HR. I had a HR specialist higher up emailed me regarding about my application on a different announcement due to a mistake from a new HR specialist during the hiring process.



It's been a waiting game for me on the RO announcement, so hopefully I received an update.
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