Recent content by breaknow

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    VA Help with NEST Decision?

    Isn't there an appeals process that you can attempt prior to being terminated by the agency?
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    Pay Question Voluntary Transfer

    What happens when I certify on the positions needed for D3. Does my pay remain unchanged since I'm already at the top of the D3 band? I have read Article 108 section 6, b2 and it seems kinda grey.
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    Pay Question Voluntary Transfer

    I took a hardship to a lower level facility as a d2 (10 to a 6). My pay was set at the top of the D3 band (which is also the same as the bottom of the CPC band). I was able to "save pay" only because I went from a 14% locality area to a higher locality area. On my base pay I lost about 5k but...
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    Parallels and Wake Turbulence

    In reference to 3-9-7b4, if a 757 is departing 1R and a PA28 is requesting an option to 1L (runways are 2100 apart, non staggered) it seems like a gray area…if the PA28 reports the 757 in sight and is gonna maintain visual it doesn't make sense that you cannot use that, but if the PA28 goes to...
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    GI Bill 2nd Facility?

    I dont have the answer but I will be in the same position shortly. I would think that since its a new facility and a new training program, you would start at 100%...where are you getting 75% from?
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    6/9/2014 En Route

    Any news on how this class did?
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    Enroute Course

    This is correct, sorry if I was vague
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    Enroute Course

    The center I work at is seeing about a 30% pass rate for trainees in OKC. Whats going on in OKC?
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    Will This Disqualify You

    I wouldn't try to hide anything, they will find out.
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    Will This Disqualify You

    When you say a buddy of yours, you mean you right?lolzzzz
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    How Hard is It to Get into the FAA Right Now?

    My wait was 15 months and I was very lucky to land a DoD gig while i waited. Have seen anywhere from 4-36 months. I cant think of anyone who wanted to go FAA that didn't picked up. Lots of people talk about getting out, but can't afford to not have that check on the 1st and 15th.
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    Read ASAP !

    Yes, but Im just curious on how it exactly works if this announcement includes VRAs, CTI, CTO, OTS. Do the vets all get selected BEFORE any one else? Im already at a Center, just wonderings for my fellow vets.
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    Read ASAP !

    I keep hearing how vets have first preference. I have personally been told by a District Manager that she selects vets first, then CTI. So, if they were to hire 500 from this announcement....I wonder how many would be actual OTS.
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    DOD to FAA Pay Take 2....

    I should have said getting promoted in the DoD is waaay harder than the FAA. Get into a level 10 or higher and it would be worth it. A CPC at a level 10 will make slightly less than a GS14 with SSR and the additional 5%, but will probably make more with differentials (sunday/holiday/nights..)...
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    DOD to FAA Pay Take 2....

    So, your gonna start out making roughly 82k, while the CTI kids and off the streets make about 37-40k...plus you can probably pull in another 10k for your first yr in GI Bill benefits? First world problems sounds about right. So are you really taking a big cut? In the long run I think the...