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by Chris Moulder
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: new forum for phase 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Re: new forum for phase 2?

I check the site more often than that, I just don't login. Not sure about another forum. There aren't that many posts as it is, and the search works somewhat decently. Everyone is free to try to start a thread for their cohort or transition year; I'd be happy to sticky something like that. I think a...
by Chris Moulder
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: SMART Fundamental Program Change Proposal
Replies: 35
Views: 115091

Re: SMART Fundamental Program Change Proposal

Larry,

I wanted to thank you for joining the the board. It has been years since someone from the program office has posted anything.

I'm also interested in how the retention number is calculated. This is the first time I've heard an actual value.

Chris
by Chris Moulder
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Tuituon not paid?
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: Tuituon not paid?

This is fairly common. No need to worry about it yet. Schools expect this sort of thing with commitment letters, and give a lot of leeway to late payments.
by Chris Moulder
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Question for Chris Molder/recipients of the award!
Replies: 6
Views: 3396

Re: Question for Chris Molder/recipients of the award!

The dates are perpetually wrong and the sequester will only make it worse.

In the past they have extended the application deadline and even given out awards after orientation. April seems right, but it's not worth worrying about.

Your best bet is to handle things as they come.
by Chris Moulder
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Phase I Participants-Hiring Freeze/Sequestration
Replies: 23
Views: 15078

Re: Phase I Participants-Hiring Freeze/Sequestration

My salary was written in package that I received at orientation. Without the LA County COLA adjustment it would have been a fair amount below industry, but with it, it was higher than industry. The area I lived in was actually really cheap to be in too.

...I guess things change over the years
by Chris Moulder
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: 2013 Budget
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Re: 2013 Budget

2013 Budget is Here: http://comptroller.defense.gov/defbudget/fy2013/budget_justification/pdfs/03_RDT_and_E/Defense-Wide_PB_2013_1_FINAL_RDTE.pdf I could not find the scholarship in it :/ in 2011 and 2012 searching for scholarship brought it up The site is: http://comptroller.defense.gov/defbudget/f...
by Chris Moulder
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Leaving DoD Immediately After Commitment
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: Leaving DoD Immediately After Commitment

I did this and didn't have any issues. I was a few days over the requirement.
by Chris Moulder
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: 2012 Applicants
Replies: 1377
Views: 334778

Re: 2012 Applicants

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by Chris Moulder
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: 2012 Applicants
Replies: 1377
Views: 334778

Re: 2012 Applicants

You guys are just getting more neurotic as time goes on
by Chris Moulder
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: 2012 Applicants
Replies: 1377
Views: 334778

Re: 2012 Applicants

Hey everyone, I think there's a name for today..it's something along the lines of "Tipsy Tuesday."
Relax a little

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Moulder
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Working mom, loads of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2986

Re: Working mom, loads of questions

The current application period is for the Fall 2012 school year. You should apply now.
by Chris Moulder
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Some questions about application process
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Some questions about application process

1) You are expected to graudate in 4 years for BS. Pretty sure they can be flexible for 5 year masters. 2) Definitely do not state that he only wants to stay for a few years. In fact, he should not be applying if that is his plan. 3)Past experience is always good. Scholarships are weighted towards t...
by Chris Moulder
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Salary Negotiation
Replies: 4
Views: 3513

Re: Salary Negotiation

I think this was discussed at some point.

You can try to negotiate salary, but they're going to be fairly fixed on their base salary+COLA adjust. If you already have the scholarship, you won't be punished for asking, but don't expect much.
by Chris Moulder
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: when does Tuition Payment Kick in? Outside Funding
Replies: 12
Views: 6636

Re: when does Tuition Payment Kick in? Outside Funding

For the 2009 cohort year, the $5k was described as something that was yours and could be used however you wanted. The handbook should have a clear description. ASEE was very late in paying my tuition; however, they somehow notified my school that they were going to pay it. I asked the bursar about i...
by Chris Moulder
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Current Feds
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Re: Current Feds

TSP: If you have >$200 vested in TSP, you can keep it in, get a cash withdraw (must pay taxes), or roll over everything into a new plan. You can also continue to make contributions to TSP. Under a certain number of years (I think 3), you will not be vested in the automatic 1% contribution. Therefore...
by Chris Moulder
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Current Feds
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Re: Current Feds

I'm pretty sure that past federal service counts towards the 3 years required to get 6hr/pp of vacation. Sick time always accrues at 4hr/pp.
by Chris Moulder
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Current Feds
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Re: Current Feds

Vacation and Comp time get paid out
Sick days get banked for future federal employment
Credit hours disappear
by Chris Moulder
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Orientation
Replies: 20
Views: 13594

Re: Orientation

I'm sure everyone received the paperwork stating the we should plan on the orientation going 8:00-14:00. I believe I've heard that the orientation typically ends earlier than scheduled. Has anyone else heard this or past recipients can you corroborate/refute this? My SF is in the area and I am tryi...
by Chris Moulder
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Been Contacted?
Replies: 321
Views: 135023

Re: Been Contacted?

xkcd13 wrote:btw, we set a new record...

"Most users ever online was 35 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:02 pm"
lol guys, don't you have homework or something to do
by Chris Moulder
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Are We Blind?
Replies: 8
Views: 4297

Re: Are We Blind?

1) You will be handed a full job description, including salary, at orientation if your POC does not give you one beforehand. You will be able to back out without consequence once orientation is over. 2) The program office is full of nice people and is not out to screw you. If you are not happy where...
by Chris Moulder
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Been Contacted?
Replies: 321
Views: 135023

Re: Been Contacted?

There have been many CC transfers. I don't think it matters much.
by Chris Moulder
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: possible change of degree completion/conferral date
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Re: possible change of degree completion/conferral date

If you already have an offer, not really.

I would call smart and ask if you can change your profile without telling them who you are at first.
by Chris Moulder
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: possible change of degree completion/conferral date
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Re: possible change of degree completion/conferral date

If the degree completion time changes, they will have to a) take summer classes or b) take a payback penatly at a 2:1 rate. This means that one extra semester of school = an entire extra year of required civil service.
by Chris Moulder
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Summer Internship/Cash Award
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: Summer Internship/Cash Award

It's 5k/yr. They've been working on getting it changed, but I haven't seen anything recently. I know it's not up to them.

It's in the handbook. I know the link is floating around here, but you should be able to find it in the recipients area of the smart website somewhere.
by Chris Moulder
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Summer Internship/Cash Award
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: Summer Internship/Cash Award

The cash award is paid out during the entire time that you are in the program. It will probably start in August after orientation and end in June or July depending on when you finish school and your facility can hire you. The payout is also prorated, so if the payout start date is August and you sta...