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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed in late November and early December (in regional offices in the Midwest and West Coast) and that's when I heard about their budget concerns. Regional offices have to wait for "confirmation" from D.C. which is an unnecessarily arduous process (having gone through it before as a federal employee).


Do you happen to know what "confirmation" entails? The regional office at which I interviewed is at this stage, and it's taking forever.


Can anyone answer this question? What wondering how long it takes for DC to respond and confirm?


I'd like to know as well. I'm waiting on an agency's hiring freeze to be lifted. I figure it could be any day now, since the appropriations bill was signed by the President over 2 weeks ago. I've been told I'd be hired as soon as the hiring freeze is lifted, and my agency seems to have gotten 99.5% of their Congressional Budget Request.

So far, crickets. This appropriations bill was the delayed one from October, so you'd think the money would be available right away, but I'm sure the central office in DC now has to do their own internal budgetary process.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:14 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What office did you interview for in the Southeast? Atlanta?


Yep. Do you know if offers have gone out?


I emailed the Regional Office today to inquire about my status/ask whether offers had gone out. I got a response in a few hours (not the one I wanted, unfortunately), but it was very generic and she didn't answer my question about whether offers had gone out.

I would email them to ask for an update unless you've had pretty recent contact with them because they are very willing to share information with you.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:16 pm

Does anybody know anything about applying for attorney jobs on USA Jobs? (I'm admitted to a bar, three years clerking). I'm not targeting D.C., pretty open as to location, just want to work for an agency. Is it as competitive as HPs? Host of my application statuses haven't changed in quite a while in USA Jobs, so I'm wondering if this is even worth it.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby texas4ever » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:30 pm

Has anyone heard from the U.S. Copyright Office's honors program? They did screening interviews at the beginning of January, but it's been radio silence since, and they'd originally said they were going to get back to us in the two weeks after the interview. I can't really figure out whether that's their method of rejecting a candidate, or exactly what's going on...

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:00 am

I have the feeling that all the agencies are in the same shoes. They have to get approval/funding from DC. No one probably knows how the approval/confirmation works but the funding for most agencies should have been increased this year. But who knows when or if they will offer more positions.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:55 pm

Does anyone have any info on the EPA honors program? Apps were just due last week, but wondering when they may begin interviews, how many they'll hire, etc. thanks!

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby ccurley07 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:17 pm

Anyone hear from the FTC-BCP?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:31 pm

anyone get any updates? new offers or recent news on any agency hiring?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:01 pm

I just got contacted about interviewing with NLRB Board-side Honors in DC. I have a lot of labor experience, but I've never interviewed with a government agency before. Does anyone have advice? Any pitfalls I should be looking out for?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:36 pm

Any word from the EPA yet?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got contacted about interviewing with NLRB Board-side Honors in DC. I have a lot of labor experience, but I've never interviewed with a government agency before. Does anyone have advice? Any pitfalls I should be looking out for?


Congrats on the interview. My advice would be to have a good answer to the "why do you want to work for the government?" question, especially since you don't seem to have any government experience. I've had several interviews with government agencies, and that question almost always comes up. Good luck!

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby aloeveragel » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:51 pm

I just received an email from Army Corps stating that my application is under consideration and I will be notified of my status "soon." Anyone else get a similar email recently?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:56 pm

aloeveragel wrote:I just received an email from Army Corps stating that my application is under consideration and I will be notified of my status "soon." Anyone else get a similar email recently?

What location? I applied to DC, haven't heard anything.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby aloeveragel » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:48 pm

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aloeveragel wrote:I just received an email from Army Corps stating that my application is under consideration and I will be notified of my status "soon." Anyone else get a similar email recently?

What location? I applied to DC, haven't heard anything.


I didn't apply to DC. I only applied to regional offices in the North Atlantic Division.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby gogogogo » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:40 pm

I haven't heard anything from DC either.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:53 pm

NLRB GC rejections went out today. Has anybody heard anything from a NLRB regional office?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:34 pm

DOT sent a friend of mine a request for references today. They must not have gotten enough acceptances the first time around at Thanksgiving.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:43 pm

Does anyone know if the EPA has started moving?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:20 pm

NLRB General Counsel has made offers.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:33 am

At least some NLRB regions have made offers.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:At least some NLRB regions have made offers.


Do you know which ones?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:41 pm

Anyone else get that e-mail from the USACE about the LA office?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:11 am

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Anonymous User wrote:At least some NLRB regions have made offers.


Do you know which ones?



My friend got an offer from a southern office. I should probably respect his privacy and keep it at that. It wouldn't hurt to call or email the hiring attorney at the offices you're interested in though.

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else get that e-mail from the USACE about the LA office?


Also got it. Did you hear back after replying?

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Re: 2014 Government Honors Programs

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else get that e-mail from the USACE about the LA office?


Also got it. Did you hear back after replying?


Nope. It's kinda weird that they did that though. We already selected LA as a preference, so unless we already accepted something else, we'd still want to be considered. You figure people would just let them know if they didn't want to be considered once they offered an interview. No need to get a bunch of peoples hopes up from seeing an e-mail for it only to ask something we already said yes to inherently by applying.




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