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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So is it safe to assume at this point that if we haven't heard from DOL DC it means we're alternates? Follow-up question: do they typically do all of the reference requests/offers at once for the first round of offers? We have one person on here with an offer - does that mean there are likely 9 others who just aren't posting?


I don't think regional interview requests have been sent out. Thus, there are probably only 4-6 offers out.


Where did you get this 4-6 number from? I guess it's still not a good sign for those of us who haven't had our references requested...


Speculation: There are four offices hiring (one national and three regional). There are a maximum of ten new hires. A vast majority of the positions are for the national office.


I heard there are 10 for DC alone, and that the regionals were an extra 3. I did not hear that DC was only hiring 4-6.


That may be the case but I was told otherwise. At OCI, I was told that there are ten total positions.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So is it safe to assume at this point that if we haven't heard from DOL DC it means we're alternates? Follow-up question: do they typically do all of the reference requests/offers at once for the first round of offers? We have one person on here with an offer - does that mean there are likely 9 others who just aren't posting?


I don't think regional interview requests have been sent out. Thus, there are probably only 4-6 offers out.


Where did you get this 4-6 number from? I guess it's still not a good sign for those of us who haven't had our references requested...


Speculation: There are four offices hiring (one national and three regional). There are a maximum of ten new hires. A vast majority of the positions are for the national office.


So you believe that all of the DC slots are taken, or at least have offers sent out?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So is it safe to assume at this point that if we haven't heard from DOL DC it means we're alternates? Follow-up question: do they typically do all of the reference requests/offers at once for the first round of offers? We have one person on here with an offer - does that mean there are likely 9 others who just aren't posting?


I don't think regional interview requests have been sent out. Thus, there are probably only 4-6 offers out.


Where did you get this 4-6 number from? I guess it's still not a good sign for those of us who haven't had our references requested...


Speculation: There are four offices hiring (one national and three regional). There are a maximum of ten new hires. A vast majority of the positions are for the national office.


So you believe that all of the DC slots are taken, or at least have offers sent out?


Yes, that is my assumption. Just more speculation, but I think those of us without "no thank you" letters must be alternates or in consideration for regional slots. I can't imagine they would have kept from mass emailed us rejection letters if they were entirely done with hiring. (Folks have reported rejection letters in a few waves thus far)

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:09 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So is it safe to assume at this point that if we haven't heard from DOL DC it means we're alternates? Follow-up question: do they typically do all of the reference requests/offers at once for the first round of offers? We have one person on here with an offer - does that mean there are likely 9 others who just aren't posting?


I don't think regional interview requests have been sent out. Thus, there are probably only 4-6 offers out.


Where did you get this 4-6 number from? I guess it's still not a good sign for those of us who haven't had our references requested...


Speculation: There are four offices hiring (one national and three regional). There are a maximum of ten new hires. A vast majority of the positions are for the national office.


So you believe that all of the DC slots are taken, or at least have offers sent out?


Yes, that is my assumption. Just more speculation, but I think those of us without "no thank you" letters must be alternates or in consideration for regional slots. I can't imagine they would have kept from mass emailed us rejection letters if they were entirely done with hiring. (Folks have reported rejection letters in a few waves thus far)


Sigh...that's really bad news. I wanted DC so bad....

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Has anyone that’s “qualified” for the USACE program been contacted by a managing attorney for an interview? And if so, where?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So is it safe to assume at this point that if we haven't heard from DOL DC it means we're alternates? Follow-up question: do they typically do all of the reference requests/offers at once for the first round of offers? We have one person on here with an offer - does that mean there are likely 9 others who just aren't posting?


I don't think regional interview requests have been sent out. Thus, there are probably only 4-6 offers out.


Where did you get this 4-6 number from? I guess it's still not a good sign for those of us who haven't had our references requested...


Speculation: There are four offices hiring (one national and three regional). There are a maximum of ten new hires. A vast majority of the positions are for the national office.


So you believe that all of the DC slots are taken, or at least have offers sent out?


Yes, that is my assumption. Just more speculation, but I think those of us without "no thank you" letters must be alternates or in consideration for regional slots. I can't imagine they would have kept from mass emailed us rejection letters if they were entirely done with hiring. (Folks have reported rejection letters in a few waves thus far)


Sigh...that's really bad news. I wanted DC so bad....


No rejection means there is still hope. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that’s “qualified” for the USACE program been contacted by a managing attorney for an interview? And if so, where?


I wasn't even aware there was a point at which people were designated "qualified."

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Has anyone heard anything about USPS DC?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that’s “qualified” for the USACE program been contacted by a managing attorney for an interview? And if so, where?


From what I have seen, the qualified selections have not gone out yet, or have only gone out in the past couple days. I wouldn’t expect anything until after the holidays.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:58 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that’s “qualified” for the USACE program been contacted by a managing attorney for an interview? And if so, where?


I wasn't even aware there was a point at which people were designated "qualified."


Qualified is the final list that is sent out to the individual districts for hiring after interviews. Culled from just under 500 applications to about 50 “qualified” candidates this year.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:21 pm

Anyone hear about DOL regional offices inviting people to interview yet? Anyone else get rejected recently from the honors program as a whole?

Still radio silence....

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:26 pm

Just got a rejection email from NOAA.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got a rejection email from NOAA.


I did as well.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear about DOL regional offices inviting people to interview yet? Anyone else get rejected recently from the honors program as a whole?

Still radio silence....



I have not received a rejection or regional invite. Looks like those happened on Christmas Eve., last year. Thus, I think we will all likely have an idea of where we stand come this time next week.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear about DOL regional offices inviting people to interview yet? Anyone else get rejected recently from the honors program as a whole?

Still radio silence....



I have not received a rejection or regional invite. Looks like those happened on Christmas Eve., last year. Thus, I think we will all likely have an idea of where we stand come this time next week.


Are you saying that rejections tend to come out Christmas Eve too? I guess it could be the last of them to come out -- some people have already gotten rejections, apparently.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear about DOL regional offices inviting people to interview yet? Anyone else get rejected recently from the honors program as a whole?

Still radio silence....



I have not received a rejection or regional invite. Looks like those happened on Christmas Eve., last year. Thus, I think we will all likely have an idea of where we stand come this time next week.


Are you saying that rejections tend to come out Christmas Eve too? I guess it could be the last of them to come out -- some people have already gotten rejections, apparently.


Speculation but that's my guess. Looks like there have been a few waves of rejections. In previous years, people posted about interview offers and rejections on Christmas Eve.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:53 am

Did anyone hear from DOL regional tonight?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:Did anyone hear from DOL regional tonight?

I did not. Don't think anyone was working this weekend (or any weekend, for that matter).

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:02 pm

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I did as well.


Does this mean there's hope if I haven't heard back from NOAA yet?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:22 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got a rejection email from NOAA.


I did as well.


Does this mean there's hope if I haven't heard back from NOAA yet?


Second round interview was last week, haven't heard back yet, but they said this week they would make decisions.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just got a rejection email from NOAA.


I did as well.


Does this mean there's hope if I haven't heard back from NOAA yet?


Second round interview was last week, haven't heard back yet, but they said this week they would make decisions.


Has anyone not had a second interview but also not recieved a rejection email? Wondering if they are behind (or finished) interviewing for the next round, and if rejections are expected to come soon. Have those who had a second interview found out if they moved to the next round or not? (Is there even a next round? Another poster mentioned something about there only being the first interview and a final interview). Alas, the trend seems that these government honors programs seem to be very behind and/or slow with updating. Just a little lost with where they are in the process, any info would be great, thanks!

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49 pm

Have any DOL regional offices done second round interviews yet?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have any DOL regional offices done second round interviews yet?


I wasn’t aware they’ve done any first round interviews

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:26 pm

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I wasn’t aware they’ve done any first round interviews


Are we assuming all DOL HQ offers have been sent out?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:52 pm

Accepted an offer with IRS.

First interview (OCI): Sept 13
Got a call from interviewer asking if I was still interested: Dec 5
Got a call from another person to schedule second interview: Dec 19
Second interview: Dec 21
Offer made via phone: Dec 22

For those of you still waiting to hear back, it can literally take months, so keep your spirits high! Good luck to all!



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