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ZUA Guam CERAP
This is exactly what I was curious about because I have never heard that either- thanks for the clarification! I will be applying once the next bid comes out.. any word on when that is? I know they've been discussing it for months now.
Waiting on funding. Should be in the next 8 months. I've got a ton of people telling me they're gonna bid hahaha. May the odds be ever in your favor, sir.

If a bid is put out can anyone apply? Does it matter if your facility can release you per NCEPT rules?
NCEPT has always had a hand in release since it's creation. If your facility is red, more than likely HR will screen you. It doesn't hurt you apply anyways.
 

Alex G Martin

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Does anyone have any experience with bringing their dog I read online about a 120-day quarantine.
 

kriscodyjames

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If a bid is put out can anyone apply? Does it matter if your facility can release you per NCEPT rules?
You can bid regardless, H.R. will check the NCEPT numbers on the day the bid closes and elevate the ones that qualify. The answer is always no until you ask.
 

Dpacheco

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I've talked to the FacRep a few times, awesome guy. I was going to apply to this past bid. Here's the info I got.

Move - paid move, don't box up anything. Movers come to your house, box up everything for you and ship it over there. They also ship one car. It's the same on the back end. The pay for all the flights for your family to and from the island.

Finding a place to stay - They no longer offer base housing, you're responsible for finding housing. They do put you up in a 5 star hotel for 2 months while you find a place, it can be extended to 4 months by simply saying, I haven't found a place yet.

Island life - If you're a person who needs chain restaurants and grocery stores, you're gonna have a bad time. You can expect to pay a premium for necessities like milk, food, gas, etc.

Pay - You have three multipliers, locality (15.06%) , Post Differential (11.78%), and Cola(13.22%). In total the band minimum is around 110k after all the incentives.

Return Rights - The only thing you're guaranteed in writing is return rights to your region at or below the highest level you've worked. In practice, people are able to get to desirable locations they might not otherwise be able to. After two years you give them a list of your top 3 facilities. He said no one since he's been there hasn't gotten 1 of their top 3.

Contract - You sign a 3 year contract. If you elect to stay each contract you sign following is for 2 years.

Home Leave - You get 15 days (work days so 120 hours of leave) of home leave per year. You can only use it if you sign for an additional 2 years. If you do, they pay for the flights for you and your family to and from Guam to wherever you're from. Basically after 3 years that's 45 days or 9 weeks of free leave. If you sign on for two more years you basically get a free summer vacation.

Operation - You're a combined TRACON/Center working a certain radius around Guam.

PM me if you'd like the FacRep info.

Also, for reference, here is the link to the bid that closed 9 days ago.
Air Traffic Control Specialist, (C) Certified Professional Controller
Trying to get some clarity on this. If you volunteer for ZUA at the academy do you get return rights? I read somewhere that direct hires do not get this, but I am curious if that is if you apply to a bid for zua vs volunteering at the academy? Thanks for the help.
 

sizziano

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Trying to get some clarity on this. If you volunteer for ZUA at the academy do you get return rights? I read somewhere that direct hires do not get this, but I am curious if that is if you apply to a bid for zua vs volunteering at the academy? Thanks for the help.
Where would you get return rights to if you're a new hire at the academy?
 

Dpacheco

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Where would you get return rights to if you're a new hire at the academy?
Touche. In my head I figured they would send you to where you were hired from. So essentially if you volunteer out of the academy, you got a good chance of being stuck there?
 

32andBelow

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Trying to get some clarity on this. If you volunteer for ZUA at the academy do you get return rights? I read somewhere that direct hires do not get this, but I am curious if that is if you apply to a bid for zua vs volunteering at the academy? Thanks for the help.
No that’s only if you bid to go there for a couple years as a CPC
 

Tryphen

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I've talked to the FacRep a few times, awesome guy. I was going to apply to this past bid. Here's the info I got.

Move - paid move, don't box up anything. Movers come to your house, box up everything for you and ship it over there. They also ship one car. It's the same on the back end. The pay for all the flights for your family to and from the island.

Finding a place to stay - They no longer offer base housing, you're responsible for finding housing. They do put you up in a 5 star hotel for 2 months while you find a place, it can be extended to 4 months by simply saying, I haven't found a place yet.

Island life - If you're a person who needs chain restaurants and grocery stores, you're gonna have a bad time. You can expect to pay a premium for necessities like milk, food, gas, etc.

Pay - You have three multipliers, locality (15.06%) , Post Differential (11.78%), and Cola(13.22%). In total the band minimum is around 110k after all the incentives.

Return Rights - The only thing you're guaranteed in writing is return rights to your region at or below the highest level you've worked. In practice, people are able to get to desirable locations they might not otherwise be able to. After two years you give them a list of your top 3 facilities. He said no one since he's been there hasn't gotten 1 of their top 3.

Contract - You sign a 3 year contract. If you elect to stay each contract you sign following is for 2 years.

Home Leave - You get 15 days (work days so 120 hours of leave) of home leave per year. You can only use it if you sign for an additional 2 years. If you do, they pay for the flights for you and your family to and from Guam to wherever you're from. Basically after 3 years that's 45 days or 9 weeks of free leave. If you sign on for two more years you basically get a free summer vacation.

Operation - You're a combined TRACON/Center working a certain radius around Guam.

PM me if you'd like the FacRep info.

Also, for reference, here is the link to the bid that closed 9 days ago.
Air Traffic Control Specialist, (C) Certified Professional Controller
Does anyone know if this is only for CPCs or do they move trainees this way as well?
 

FoggyWindow

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ZHU Houston Center
I had a classmate at the academy that was slated for ZAU but she washed. That was back when you knew your facility before you went to OKC though
 

FoggyWindow

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ZHU Houston Center
Is the quarantine for dogs true? I have two I'd need to bring with me.
 

Christopher Putnam

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ZUA Guam CERAP
Is the quarantine for dogs true? I have two I'd need to bring with me.
Yes... Get it started stateside so it's shorter on this end.

Yes... Get it started stateside so it's shorter on this end.
Actually, do research on how you're even going to bring them out here because the airlines keep changing the regs. The most recent I've heard is United will not allow dogs. But it's changed alot, before that it was "no short snouts".
 
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Cowboy

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Anyone have information on the last bid, and the next bid? Also is the training really a half year?
 
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