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Old 07-31-2020, 10:15 AM   #1131  
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Hi guys/gals.

I applied on 7/10 through the direct-hire program (Air Carrier Operations Safety Inspector) and recently received an e-mail asking me for a breakdown of my total flight time as well as my desired locations.

Does anybody have insight as to what this means, if anything, about my application and the hiring process, and the average time-frame from application to interview?

I have browsed past posts and see that there is apparently a hiring freeze. I wonder if they are possibly hiring into a pool to draw from once FY2021 begins.

Thanks for any and all input.
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:22 PM   #1132  
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Hi guys/gals.

I applied on 7/10 through the direct-hire program (Air Carrier Operations Safety Inspector) and recently received an e-mail asking me for a breakdown of my total flight time as well as my desired locations.

Does anybody have insight as to what this means, if anything, about my application and the hiring process, and the average time-frame from application to interview?

I have browsed past posts and see that there is apparently a hiring freeze. I wonder if they are possibly hiring into a pool to draw from once FY2021 begins.

Thanks for any and all input.
That is great to hear they are still running the applicants through the process. It took me about 4 months from OTS application to Tentative Offer Letter (Mar-June). Still waiting to hear. I was literally discussing dates with the FSDO manager when the hiring freeze hit. No correspondence since then (going on 3 weeks). Best of luck to you.

P.S. The process was local manager interview/correspondence, then National 10 question HR-type phone interview, TOFL (Drug Test, Finger Prints, Back ground check, Flight check or 121/135 PC/CQ equivalent).
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:00 PM   #1133  
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I was to be employed in April, just had the sim check and oral scheduled to take. Mid-March I was told to hang tight, because they didn`t feel they could safely put 4 people in the Sim with Covid still rampant. Received a call in June asking if I had had a 135/121/61.55 Sim check in the last year and they would forego their sim check. I hadn`t, so the word was just hang in there. At least I know all my background checks were passed. I think Covid cases will have to be extremely low before I am called.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:38 AM   #1134  
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Hi guys/gals.

I applied on 7/10 through the direct-hire program (Air Carrier Operations Safety Inspector) and recently received an e-mail asking me for a breakdown of my total flight time as well as my desired locations.

Does anybody have insight as to what this means, if anything, about my application and the hiring process, and the average time-frame from application to interview?

I have browsed past posts and see that there is apparently a hiring freeze. I wonder if they are possibly hiring into a pool to draw from once FY2021 begins.

Thanks for any and all input.
I would add that I’m surprised they are moving forward with those first applying. They say the Sequestration/ reevaluating of the needs of the agency determine what follows. That said it gives me the sense that they are motivated to recruits qualified Personnel. I was personally told that they were drowning in work....so hopefully the NEED survives the sequestration and budget cuts....GL all..
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:48 AM   #1135  
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I would add that I’m surprised they are moving forward with those first applying. They say the Sequestration/ reevaluating of the needs of the agency determine what follows. That said it gives me the sense that they are motivated to recruits qualified Personnel. I was personally told that they were drowning in work....so hopefully the NEED survives the sequestration and budget cuts....GL all..
Thanks for the feedback. I have to say, I was quite surprised to hear back anything at all, given the circumstances.

Check your PM - I have a couple more questions for you, if you don't mind.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:02 PM   #1136  
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There is no requirement to produce a resignation letter from any former employer. You will certify in your ethics filing that you have divested from all prohibited interests.
Can you elaborate on this more? Does certifying the ethics filing require that you have resigned a seniority number?
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I'm afraid I can't- you would have to reach out to the ethics office. However, as I understand, many don't give up their recall rights.
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Can you elaborate on this more? Does certifying the ethics filing require that you have resigned a seniority number?
https://www.transportation.gov/ethics

I’d email or call. I never did, but do plan to at some point If offered the position. I spoke with the ALPA legal and they were helpful in looking for possible “loopholes” but they clearly stated that you SHOULD disclose to avoid getting in trouble. An ASI made the argument that a GAO could even be at risk of a conflict because that the FAA uses the cockpit jumpseat Of air carriers to get their inspectors around. Jumpseating qualifies as an enroute check and there could be the conflict. Actual ASIs, feel free to chime in.

In any case, concealing would be bad for many reasons, least of which is if you go and make an enforcement against someone, they recognize you and blackmail you. Best would be to click the link and reach out to them.

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https://www.transportation.gov/ethics

I’d email or call. I never did, but do plan to at some point If offered the position. I spoke with the ALPA legal and they were helpful in looking for possible “loopholes” but they clearly stated that you SHOULD disclose to avoid getting in trouble. An ASI made the argument that a GAO could even be at risk of a conflict because that the FAA uses the cockpit jumpseat Of air carriers to get their inspectors around. Jumpseating qualifies as an enroute check and there could be the conflict. Actual ASIs, feel free to chime in.

In any case, concealing would be bad for many reasons, least of which is if you go and make an enforcement against someone, they recognize you and blackmail you. Best would be to click the link and reach out to them.
ASI's don't jumpseat to get around, they are performing a job function which is an enroute inspection. When being re-positioned for an assignment the FAA purchases tickets.
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ASI's don't jumpseat to get around, they are performing a job function which is an enroute inspection. When being re-positioned for an assignment the FAA purchases tickets.
Awww...bless your heart!
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