4/18 EDIT: See my post further down for the policy memo. Also attached to this post now. Some very interesting, mostly confirmed information. I say mostly because I believe the source, but tried to verify with someone else who I thought would know, and they did not. Anyway, I was trying to be 100% sure before I posted, but I'm not, so take that for what its worth. There is going to be a new hiring process for former CPCs. No longer do you have to wait for a bid to post for "everyone else," you would apply directly to a facility. Conditions: 52 weeks prior experience as CPC* Separated from employment for at least one (1) year* * Exception process exists for both of these conditions. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ATO Services will be approver for exceptions. Rationale for conditions: Agency doesn’t want employees to circumvent ERR or hiring processes Process Applicant needs to contact the ATM and indicate that they want to be hired (“applicant needs to promote themselves”). Applicant will submit necessary paperwork to the ATM Resume, SF-50s Agency is drafting a 1-page document which will be distributed to the Service Centers indicating exactly what information needs to be submitted. Review Process: ATM to Service Center to HR HQ Location Applicant doesn’t need to go back to their prior facility They can go anywhere they qualify Probationary Period Once hired, there’s no probationary period. Immediate Disqualifications No specific, automatic disqualifications will be part of the policy. Word is, this will go into effect April 1st.