Hiring Bid Experienced bid: FAA-ATO-17-ATCEXP-52850

Scott9790

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Just moved to Lansing MI. With a start date of the 23rd (yesterday). But government shutdown postponing.... still yet to start at LAN.
 

Belowme

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I'm also to start in early Jan. I have been told I will be furloughed. Could I postpone my start date and stay on with the dod until this mess clears up? Also I been told that I don't get travel time off untill I swear in there. Could I swear at a faa facility closer to home?
 
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Scott9790

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I'm also to start in early Jan. I have been told I will be furloughed. Could I postpone my start date and stay on with the dod until this mess clears up? Also I been told that I don't get travel time off untill I swear in there. Could I swear at a faa facility closer to home?
My start date was the 23rd. They called me to push back my start date. Currently waiting on a phone call to tell me when to come in.
 

CT

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To those of you who’s start dates got pushed back, have you heard anything else about when you will be starting or picked a new start date? Or will you just be starting as soon as the shutdown ends? My start date is February 4th and I’m trying to come up with a plan in case the shutdown doesn’t end by then.
 

MJ

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I'm in a similar boat - class date in mid February, but I have to give notice next week or I forfeit a substantial portion of my total compensation in the form of bonuses and severance.

Have you received the welcome packet that we supposedly receive shortly before our class dates telling you how to book flights or whatever? Even if the government were to reopen next week, it seems unlikely that they'd be able to get everything up and running and get every single student out to OKC with 5 or so days notice. And that's assuming that our classes actually go as scheduled - for all we know, they may push everyone with a future date back by several weeks to allow the January classes to get started. This whole thing sucks.



Out of curiosity, had you already left your job and/or put in your notice when you got the call?
There are no class dates for previous exp hires.
 

bsestak

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Anyone else from this bid FINALLY medically cleared and just waiting on a list? Stoked that Trump signed the bill and the government will remain open.
 

squawkIFR

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3a. Were you originally appointed as a FAA/DoD Air Traffic Controller Specialist (ATCS) in a terminal or center prior to age 35? If you mistakenly answered yes to this question and obviously did not upload supporting documents, would you be disqualified for this bid?
 

Greene21

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Anyone else from this bid FINALLY medically cleared and just waiting on a list? Stoked that Trump signed the bill and the government will remain open.
Yes, it took forever to get medically cleared. Apparently, it was sitting on the Flight surgeons desk. I got cleared late December then the shutdown happened. I have no idea when I will see a list. Waiting!!
 

bsestak

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I feel your pain. This wait has been agonizing already, add the shutdown on top of everything and I'm over it. Can't wait to get that damn list.
 
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