Leaving FAA for DOD

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I'm currently FAA in a small low level facility and we are below national avg number to release anyone. I just got offered a position in the DOD in an area I want to be in thats close to family. Pay is pretty comparable. As far as benefits go is there anything I should be considering? Are FAA reinstatements pretty easy to follow through with?
 

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I'm currently FAA in a small low level facility and we are below national avg number to release anyone. I just got offered a position in the DOD in an area I want to be in thats close to family. Pay is pretty comparable. As far as benefits go is there anything I should be considering? Are FAA reinstatements pretty easy to follow through with?
Not to hijack but to piggyback on this do you save pay if it is within the band and if you are above a GS payband do they put you to the top of the hiring band?
 

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Everything benefits wise is exactly the same. Basic pay transfers up to step 10 (the top) of whatever grade you're hired for.
Reinstatements are incredibly subjective, so "easy" isn't a term I'd use.
 

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If your DOD facility is represented by natca, that time will count. If it's not, the time you spend at the DOD facility doesn't count towards your FAA natca time, but you won't lose your current Natca time.
 
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What happens to my seniority if return to the FAA after going DOD?
If your DOD facility is represented by natca, that time will count. If it's not, the time you spend at the DOD facility doesn't count towards your FAA natca time, but you won't lose your current Natca time.
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