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U.S. Customs and Border Protection fast-tracks hiring officers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently launched the “Fast Track Hiring Process,” an expedited hiring program that streamlines the hiring process for CBP Officer and Border Patrol Agent applicants who can commit to accelerated hiring timeframes.

CBP’s current average time to
hire for officers and agents is 300 days. The “Fast Track Hiring Process” aims
to reduce the hiring time to 120 days or less, the agency said.

In the past, CBP has struggled
meeting its hiring goals. However, in Fiscal 2018, CBP “was able to net more
frontline personnel than it lost for the first time in years.”

“This means the improvements
implemented over the past few years are working. Fast Track is a CBP-wide
effort to continue to improve and innovate our recruiting and hiring practices,
enhance communication with and support to applicants, and speed up the timeline
from application to job offer,” the agency stated in a release.

Fast Track aims to reduce the
hiring process while decreasing the number of applicants who drop out of the
process, all while maintaining CBP’s “rigorous” hiring standards. Under the
Fast Track program, applicants who agree to complete required steps in the
hiring process within set timelines, can move through the hiring process more
quickly, the agency noted.

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