Recent content by KevH

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    Akron Canton Tower - CAK

    I'm ERRing to CLE and asked about consolidation when I visited about a month ago. I was told CAK and MFD TRACONs will be merged into CLE in the summer of 2019. CPCs (but not developmentals) are given the option to move with the TRACON, but apparently their isn't much interest among many CAK...
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    Looking for Some Ideas

    Great! Should be good for the previous experience bids based on the wording. "Applicants previously appointed by the FAA or DOD as a civilian 2152, must also include a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that verifies original appointment to the civilian 2152 occupational series...
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    Looking for Some Ideas

    smh, are you on a temp tech or temp AGR tour? If the former that should lock your age for at least previous experience bids , but I'm not completely up on the new age rules. If not on a temp tech tour see if you can get on one before you turn 36. My understanding is that even one day as a...
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    Ask A Military Controller

    So the way the Air Guard works is that you will go to basic training, then ATC tech school, then facility rating in either a control tower or radar approach control facility. During those periods of training you will be full time. What I think the FAA wants in order to qualify for the previous...
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    So Now Its Official...

    Assuming they are at a higher level facility than a 5, they should resign and allow more of us to move up ;) Employeeexpress says the total value of my compensation package equates to about $98,000 per year in a low-to-mid cost of living area. I don't believe they factor in any overtime or...
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    So Now Its Official...

    Would suck to see something like this come to fruition. Keep in mind though that Congress controls the "power of the purse." It is Congress, not the president, who is responsible for drafting and passing budgets. The president's power is in signing or vetoing the budget. The danger with...
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    April 2017 NEST

    I worked for Flight Service under Lockheed for several years. I believe that in Alaska FSS makes extensive use of Local Airport Advisories/Remote Airport Advisories. That would be the closest thing to ATC although you don't really control. At least in the contiguous US advisories were more or...
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    Coming Back After Time Off

    Oh definitely. I don't treat stuckmic as an authority. I was more wondering if anyone had elected Separation-US and how it worked out for them just for informational purposes right now. It's unlikely I would choose it over Absent-US, but depending on how they potentially change re-hiring it...
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    Coming Back After Time Off

    Kind of derailing the thread further, but has anyone gone on military orders and elected Separation-US rather than Absent-US? They seem mostly similar in end result just different paths. Separation-US you are restored and made whole as if you were never gone. Absent-US you are in an LWOP...
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    September Prev Exp Bid Max Age 35. Im 35 and 3 Weeks. Did I Still Qualify?

    I also thought 35 was the prior experience age cutoff, as in needed to be hired before 36th birthday. Here's what both of the latest announcements say with regards to age: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449764500#btn-add-info...
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    Trump's Budget Proposal Calls for Pushing ATC Out of Govt

    It's still a good idea to buy back military time regardless of what may or may not happen. Even if the pension does go bye-bye you won't lose the deposit. Might as well buy it back before interest starts accruing. Additionally, read through the FERS handbook beginning on page 23. It's...
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    Trump's Budget Proposal Calls for Pushing ATC Out of Govt

    Yes, it is speculation but for the most part not unfounded. Proposals from Conservatives are reflected in some of the concerns here. More specifically, the elimination of the pension for those unvested (less than five years civilian service) in FERS and the replacement of it with a less...
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    Trump's Budget Proposal Calls for Pushing ATC Out of Govt

    You want the option to have less generous retirement benefits? Well, it is a free country....
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    Trump's Budget Proposal Calls for Pushing ATC Out of Govt

    The good thing is that this budget proposal seems so unpopular on several fronts, and the Republicans seem preoccupied with repealing and replacing Obamacare at the moment, that hopefully things remain largely as they are for us.
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    Trump's Budget Proposal Calls for Pushing ATC Out of Govt

    Honestly, I can't even begin to follow what you wrote. I tried reading it about ten times. The FAA does actually contribute that percentage as a dollar amount. I can look at my paystub and see it. Best I can tell is you are talking about the pooling of risks. Yes, the agency contribution...