Firm Offer Wait Period?

ATController1

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I received a Tentative Offer for an ERR, and I immediately accepted it a couple of weeks ago. How long does it typically take to get a firm offer following a Tentative Offer and what exactly is the process on HR's end? I am working traffic so my medical is good, and I have had no legal issues in my life so there should be no hold ups. Is there anything specific that could prevent a transfer from going through, or is it basically a done deal and I am just waiting for the official paperwork to process out fully?
 

RobertB

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I received a Tentative Offer for an ERR, and I immediately accepted it a couple of weeks ago. How long does it typically take to get a firm offer following a Tentative Offer and what exactly is the process on HR's end? I am working traffic so my medical is good, and I have had no legal issues in my life so there should be no hold ups. Is there anything specific that could prevent a transfer from going through, or is it basically a done deal and I am just waiting for the official paperwork to process out fully?
If I remember correctly, HR is required to release them 45 days from the effective date unless the facility tells them to release it earlier. So of the facility doesn't want to be tied to a certain date or they may need to change your official arrival time they won't "pre-release" the TOL to HR to send to you.
 

ATController1

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If I remember correctly, HR is required to release them 45 days from the effective date unless the facility tells them to release it earlier. So of the facility doesn't want to be tied to a certain date or they may need to change your official arrival time they won't "pre-release" the TOL to HR to send to you.
This doesn't sound right, I have heard of multiple people getting firm offers months out so they could begin planning their moves (end leases).
 

RobertB

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This doesn't sound right, I have heard of multiple people getting firm offers months out so they could begin planning their moves (end leases).
Re read what I wrote slooowwweeerrr... You can get them earlier if your receiving facility approved its release to you. HR is required to release them 45 days (or 90 days like UND said) at the latest.
 

ATController1

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That is rough, 2 year release date... Bright side though, there is light at the end and you know for sure your future.
 

ATController1

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I am still waiting on a firm offer.... I got my TOL over 4 months ago, and understood I needed to get a waiver to get the firm because my release date was outside of 90days. I am still waiting, any idea what my options are? As soon as I am within the 90 day window from my tentative release date, can HR instantly send me a firm?
 

j_time41

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I got my FOL 15 days before my class date. Waited 2 years 3 months from TOL. They are supposed to follow those guidelines here, but that doesn't mean they do. Its also usually not HRs fault when that doesn't happen, someone may have backed out of a class at the last minute, or failed their physical or something of that nature. Bottom line, they will call you when they have a spot. TOL locks in your age, its just waiting at this point. Good luck
 

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I have been in for a while, I am not a new hire... This is in regards to a ERR (Employee Request for Relocation)... I finally got through to my HR specialist (3 weeks of attempts, not being a pest). She told me things have been crazy there and I am still pending a waiver. She said she would email Headquarters and find out what is going on (she said the same thing last time I got through to her 2 months ago). I have a friend who is working with this same specialist, and is having the same experience I am. I was now told I do not have a tentative date (the date my manager told me, and the receiving manager told me is technically unofficial), so there is no bypassing a waiver request inside the 90 days from the "unofficial" release date I was led to believe. Does anyone know what I can do, or who I can follow up with? I am working with the East ATO on this transfer.
 

UNDgrad06

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Well since they just started this new ERR process that is going to speed things along for people, I'm assuming that a ton of people put in for it and they are swamped with implementing the new procedures. Plus since its the government, whenever something new gets put into place, it generally is a major f up for a while.