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Pre-Employment Processing Center (PEPC)
originally posted by strykr
Over all time line of the day: (BTW you are escorted EVERYWHERE so don't worry about getting lost in the building or finding your way around)
7:45: Arrive at facility get checked out at security, receive badge and metal detector check. You will have to give them your SF85P at this time so they can start putting your info into the Computer for later. So have it handy.
8:00: Get your folder for the day that you will keep at the end of the day. This is to hold all the copies you will receive throughout the day. TOL, Drug test chain of custody, Applicant copy of Form 8500-8, Model for Controller training, MMPI 2 information sheet, FAA Benefits Fact Sheet as well as some other forms you will have the day to read and sign and turn in before you leave.
8:05ish Interview with 1 Air Traffic Manager. There was a big room of cubicals and 1 Interviewer for every candidate. They all seemed to be excited to be there and were smiling through out the day. It was way cool. They get handed your packet before your interview. They never look at it or refer to it.
9:50ish After the interview they hand the packet to someone else and then to HR and you get told CONGRATULATIONS, your Facility and pay!!!! Don't worry about having time to react to the news. You don't have any time! You are asked to sign the TOL then if you choose to and then given other things to read and fill out and then whisked away to another station.
10:05ish This is how my day went but keep in mind there is no order to how things go. They do an excellent job of keeping people moving during the day so you are not waiting to see the Doc or pee in a cup. I went to Security.....There were about 15 or so Computers set up. They give you your SF85P back and you have to re-enter the information. There are about 5 to 7 people at every station that are ready at any second to answer your questions so don't be afraid to ask. They are all pleasant.
10:45ish They keep offering you water and candies at every station. So naturally I had to go!!! They took the opportunity to do the Drug test so we went there and signed a couple things, peed in a cup initialed a couple vials then was escorted back up to finish SF85P.
11:00ish Finger Printed in Security room.
11:10ish Taken to another quiet room of computers to complete the MMPI 2. This is the shortened version and you will get a little speech form the Psychologist there. The test is 370 questions. True or False. Just be honest. Don't try to make it look good. The test is designed to be answered honestly. Yes there are some weirdo questions but there are also some weirdo people out there that I would not want controlling the plane I was in!!! Over all it's interesting and at times humorous.
12:00ish on to Medical. 1 person for Height, Weight and eyes. 1 person for Hearing in a room not at all conducive to a hearing test. Amazingly I could hear in that room and quite well apparently. I was shocked. I though I was deaf cause I couldn't hear very well through the hum of the Air conditioning and all the noise outside the room, but they seem to have taken all that in to account.
12:20ish onto the Medical exam. Topless only the hook you up to the EKG for about a minute, then the doc comes in and pushes on you in various places, listens to you breath, listens to your heart, listens to your throat while holding your breath (not really sure what that is about), looks up your nose, in your ears and in your eyes. Finally he tests your reflexes and if you are like me and had surgery recently comments on how well your scars are healing and the nurse and I started discussing how amazing maderma is for scars!!! It was totally chill!
12:45ish onto who I am guessing was the Medical Director. He signs off on all your medical charts and you give them to another woman who puts your name in the computer.
12:55ish The first time all day that I waited.
13:10ish We were all finishing up and had to see HR for all the final information. When to set a date at the Academy, when to expect the FOL and when to call if you don't receive your FOL by a certain date. More Congratulations and you are done!!!!