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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at United States Postal Service? What are the steps along the way?

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It will take max three months from the 473 exam, background check, Drug test, then an interview one on one then wait for a week or two, you are called for a group interview..here your finger prints are taken plus your passport photo.in a week you receive an email inviting you for orientation...please check your email four days non stop till the day you were told to expect the email...they may use this one week wait to through you off...and if you miss this, your place is given to someone else...CHECK YOU EMAIL DAILY!!!!

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It takes about two months, firstly after completing the exams, you'll be interviewed. After drug testing, you'll be assigned orientation. Which will more than likely be out of town. You will pay the initial hotel expense and after a month of working then, will be reimbursed to a limited amount of orientation costs.

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21.09.2018 applied
06.11.2018 interview
06.11.2018 medicals
16.11.2018 online assessment
26.11.2018 finger prints
05.12.2018 driver's licence vetting
10.01.2019 sent follow up and thank you letter
17.01.2019 response saying waiting for manager's approval
01.02.2019 never heard from them again. Not even rejection letter.

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Temporary Carrier position USPS
11/22/2018 Acknowledgement of application
11/23/2018 USPS Motor Vehicle Record Search
11/29/2018 Accept or decline the offer
11/29/2018 USPS Background Search
11/29/2018 USPS Drug Test
11/29/2018 USPS Pre Employment Screening
12/09/2018 First day of training

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Applying for an RCA job
Nov 7 - took online test
Nov 9 - took 473e (got an 85.1)
Nov 21 - Motor Vehicle Record Search
Nov 30 - received email for interview
Dec 4 - interview
After the interview I was switched from the "pre-hire list" to the "hiring list" but STILL have not heard anything since then.

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10/17/2018 Invitation to take 473 exam
10/18/18 Took 473 exam, results came on the same day
10/19/18 Applied for CCA
10/26/18 Invited to interview Nov 2 and Nov 6, 2018
( I only went to Nov 2 interview)
11/9/2018 Job offer form
11/9/2018 Accept or decline the offer
12/19/2018 Medical history telephone interview
12/19/2018 USPS nurse sent forms to give to primary care doctor
01/2/2018 Medical forms were due
01/03/2018 Medically cleared for employment
01/09/2018 Invited for Processing and fingerprints
01/16/2018 Processing and fingerprints
Hopefully I'll get my Orientation date when i go in for processing

It takes a while to get employed with USPS. Be patient, think positive, and always check your emails! You don't want to miss something and it jeopardize your status of employment with them.

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Everything went smoothly.

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9/2 applied
9/3 Assessment test
9/7 473 Exam
9/14 MVRS check
10/1 request sent by HR to interview
10/5 Interview
10/6 Condtional offer *At this point they’re suppose to send you three emails. One for a drug test, one for a background check, and one for a conditional offer. ***(these emails might not be sent at the same time. I had to contact HR before I received my Drug test and background check.)
12/11 Sent drug test and Backround check emails.
12/11 Completed BC
12/12 Completed DT
12/14 Second BC
12/18 Received a call to come in to do paper work, receive finger prints, and get picture taken.
*Never did finger prints and didn’t get my picture taken. She had me fill out paper work and then when I left, she told me to keep checking my email. It was right before Christmas, so I could tell she was really busy and just wanted to get me in and out as quickly as possible.
12/31 Received orientation email.
Good luck, to each and everyone of you trying to get hired on. It is a long process I’m not going to lie. It took me four months from start to finish, but if you’re patient, have faith, it will eventually come!

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Very quick. Applied 9-20 started orientation 10-16.

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It has ten me lets say three months ...put in my application on the 5th october, exam a week later, interviews three of them week after week. Had my drug test and background check ...got emails to decline or accept emails, to be honest there was alot of waiting. Dec 12th got an email inviting me to go for finger printing on Dec 17th. Training starts 12/22...its been along wait, do be frustrated all you got to be is patient. in case you want to contact them send the emails to the ones who send you emails inviting you for interviews or any email with a name on it. Good luck.

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