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    2015 Hiring Announcement Rumor Mill

    According to what I read they want prior exp applicants in facilities by the second quarter of this year. So very soon.
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    New Announcement This Month

    March 2015...one experienced and one without....imagine that...I told you guys those where not rumors. LOL As far as hiring numbers I am not sure of because I have not asked lately, but for sure it will be all that the academy can handle since they are washing out about 1/2 of the applicants...
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    Heard Something.....

    I will just stop commenting on this thread, it has run it's course as far as I am concerned. Good luck with the valuable information that is being presented.
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    Heard Something.....

    These current rumors are no longer correct or a stab in the dark. The hiring process is being redone. For that reason nobody knows other than very rough estimates on when things can be finished and acted upon. The new fiscal year makes sense for the bids, but there is not a clear path on...
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    Heard Something.....

    Either take the info or not, no sweat of my sack.
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    Degradation of ATC Training in Oklahoma City Leads to 50% Failure Rate

    Personally when I went through the academy former military controllers washed out at a surprisingly high rate because many did not give 100% effort and a vast majority just had bad habits that either shot themselves in the foot at the academy or at their facility. 99% of passing the academy is...
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    Heard Something.....

    Look for March 2015 or later for the actual hiring of the next batch. The bids will be no sooner than the beginning of the fiscal year. I heard two bids, one with Experience and one without.
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    Hiring at the FG-1 but Qualifying at the GS-5/7?

    Good luck with the Challenge, You get Per diem while at the academy and you are not there that long to begin with. I have only met one person that was at the academy for the pay while there. He of course did not make it. You should be much more concerned about getting to your facility and...
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    What Are the Chances to get hired by the FAA

    Don't sit around and wait for the FAA, they move at the speed of government. They should hire 1500-2000 students a year for the next several years, but expect that to fall well short due to incompetence. When traffic finally picks up, the FAA will firmly have their pants around their...
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    FAA To Unsuccessful ATC Applicants: Try Again Next Year

    No matter what, they have not solved the main problem; Where does the screening really begin? Same place it has been since they closed the academy for screening. The facility level. This selection process was an utter failure and they are trying to save face by continuing and claim they will...
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    You might want to check the government websites. The fAA hires for all types of office jobs...

    You might want to check the government websites. The fAA hires for all types of office jobs, some of them pay very well. I do know that many of our wash outs are getting hired for those jobs so the chances of getting hired over one of them is slim, but still a chance. As far as internships I...
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    ZTL swap to RDU

    You might want to actually read the new contract. Where does it say the agency can't turn down a swap?
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    ERAM

    Working as intended, remember lockmart's bozos got a huge bonus for getting this to us on time.
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    Newly proposed budget freeze

    No way do these RPO jobs rate 1/4 of a seasoned CPC's salary. In actuality they make 1/3 of what I make the day they are hired and I have 25+ years in the FAA. Sorry bubba this is a $10-11 an hour job at best. Bid this out in the paper for $10-11 an hour and see how many applicants you get...
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    Newly proposed budget freeze

    Good luck potential new hires. While I agree 100% that we need more new hires, there is a simple fact, traffic is down, WAY down. The other bad news is that, even though we have lost a lot of new hires to training failures our staffing numbers to traffic count seems to some bean counters, to...