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How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: Hervé
Date: 9/10/2013 1:37 pm
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Greetings, I have applied for a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist position in July. We are now in the 8th week since the position closed. Do you know when I will know if my application was accepted or rejected? Thanks!
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: patience
Date: 9/10/2013 3:48 pm
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You will get little notification for now. If you watch on USA Jobs you will see the application status change from received to referred for further consideration. At this point that would mean it is in the QEP. It will take forever!!! that will repeat itself for each step. I have been in the process for over 16 months and I am "almost" on the register. (IMTS-D 2012-001) I have gotten my security, my medical, and final suitability. I got word on final suitability about three weeks ago, and they still do not have me on the register yet. as a rough timeline my announcement closed on 5/16.2012. I got notified of QEP passing on 10/1/2012. from there it took a while, and I inquired about the orals (via phone) in Mid February 2013. I was given an OA in April 2013 and passed. I waited while they did Medical and Security. once I got security, I inquired about Medical because I hadn't heard anything. (I assumed security would take longer than med) when I inquired about Medical, I was told they needed proof of one of my labs, and a question answered by my DOC. I got that for them within a day or two, and I was cleared 24 hours later. (The point is stay on top of it at that point because it is possible to fall through the cracks) So, Med and Security was complete around 20 Aug, 2013. I got word about two weeks ago that I passed the final review and I would receive an email saying I am on the register... I am currently waiting on that email.

Your results may vary, I am sure there are others with better timelines. I give mine to give you a reference. My experience may or may not be typical, but it is mine. I am still excited about the prospect of foreign service, and I have not lost hope. Just know when dealing with the Federal Government, it is a "Hurry up and Wait" scenario.

Good Luck!!!
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: Anon
Date: 9/10/2013 5:04 pm
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Thank you for the info!!! what is your OA score and overall score?
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: Hervé
Date: 9/11/2013 1:57 pm
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Thank you very much!!!!
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: Miller
Date: 9/22/2013 3:13 pm
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We applied for the FSS position in July too. Do you know if everyone who is accepted to do the OA's is invited at the same time? Or are the invitations rolling throughout the calendar year? If we do not pass the QEP are we told or does our "status" remain the same?
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
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User: PAB_SME
Date: 9/22/2013 6:58 pm
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Usually, those that pass the QEP are notified at the same time, or thereabouts. Not everyone will receive their invitation to actually schedule their OA at the same time. The scheduler contacts those invited to take the OA in random order. Usually, the period of time to complete the OAs is within a few months' time.

Those that do not pass the QEP will be so notified.

The QEP is now in progress.
OAs for this vacancy should begin o/a Oct/Nov 2013.
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
User: RCK
Date: 10/1/2013 9:48 pm
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If an individual did not pass the QEP, would they have been notified by now?
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Re: How long until application is accepted/rejected?
PAB_SME
User: PAB_SME
Date: 10/1/2013 10:01 pm
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The QEP process is still going on. You will be notified whether or not you passed the QEP process. You can check on your status by sending an email to: IMSVacancyInfo@state.gov.
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