For example, say the IC community. So I supposedly failed a polygraph for CBP, which I somewhat detailed in this thread here. Studies undertaken for the Department of Defense's Polygraph Institute, which trains FBI polygraphers, reveal that screening tests fail time after time. If I am granted a retest, how could I not fail again? A failed polygraph would become part of his personnel file, which in turn would be discoverable by defense attorneys at trial. (Photo: Screen grab)(CNSNews.com) - The FBI performs thousands of lie detector tests every year to determine whether job applicants and employees pose a national security risk or are otherwise unsuitable for FBI employment, but problems with the FBI's polygraph program "may lead to security and operational vulnerabilities," according to the Justice Department's inspector general.In a … i put a lot of details in my letter and got a re-test. You mean they will poly you different based on your position? I failed my 2nd poly worse than my first. You can fail the test simply because you don't quite understand the question, or over-analyze the question each time, even if the examiner gave you clarification multiple times. I told him that I don't understand why he would get a reaction to that, that I was being truthful. If you ask before applying, I'm sure they will guide you through their process. the same thing happened to me. Don't feel bad, because the polygrapher at the FBI in Little Rock told me the after about 6 tests that I had not failed or passed. When my results came back, the polygrapher told me I had lied on every category. I took the polygraph in 2012 for CBP and after six hours was told I failed, a retest was denied. Did your recruiter close you application? When he told me to write what he dictated was when I completed rejected and asked to speak with my applicant coordinator, who wasn't in that day. Dullahan will also receive all back pay and benefits from the time of his termination, $25,000, and attorney’s fees. The examiner also got really mad when I asked to speak with my coordinator as well. I‘m pretty sure I wasn’t officially denied a security clearance or anything. The FBI polygraph takes approximately two to four hours to complete and is generally given in three phases. I was told I could reapply in a year or two and I would like to. You can also visit our chat room where posts automatically expire after a maximum of 24 hours. The bureau used to be one of the most vocal critics of using the test as a screening tool, said Michael German, a former FBI special agent who is now a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. The FBI does not have written policy or procedures that require FBI officials to report the results of a failed polygraph examination to an applicant’s employing agency when the applicant is already a federal employee who is applying for an FBI law enforcement position. Many applicants do not receive a simple “pass” or “fail.” The test can be “inconclusive.” That’s where this week’s Ask CJ takes us. Yes, they offered me a 2nd polygraph test, apparently I failed both, then my rejection letter came. my first test was inconclusive, i failed the second and the 3rd (appeal test) (just last week). I took a polygraph about a year ago as part of the recruiting process of the Houston Police Department. Just a side note, did the agency you applied for offer you a retest? In other words, he told me to write down that I was taking more breaths during irrelevant questions such as my name and ss#. I think thats very hard to do the 2nd time around though, because of course now you are sensitive to those questions because you attach them to an unpleaseant experience. Registered users can exchange private messages with other registered users and receive notifications. i dont think they are worried about upstaging each other with different results. In my office 3 of us applied to the FBI as support staff with knowledge in critical areas. Ah, yes, don’t these numbers make everything seem so clean and organized. I wonder if a previously failed poly bans me for life from an agency, but if it does, why would they say I could reapply? A user wrote: I'm very new to using this site, how do I 'PM' you? Besides, you can just get in then switch positions later. Good Luck. The Polygraph Exam takes approximately two  to four  hours to complete and is given in three  phases.. PRE-TEST PHASE:. He kept telling me through the tests that I was having a reaction to a question, but wouldn't tell me which one. My first polygraph went the same way, and 3 weeks later I got the results back that I had passed. My opinion comes from talking to 2 former FBI polygraph directors. The reason for this is that there is information about the applicant that has been ascertained by another agency and this information cannot be ignored. If they told you to reapply in a year or two, then it is not a permanent disqualification. I'm looking for anyone who could help me out with some information. The polygraph process includes a quality assurance review. You can enhance your privacy when browsing and posting to this forum by using the free and open source Tor Browser and posting as a guest (using a fake e-mail address such as firstname.lastname@example.org) or registering with a free, anonymous ProtonMail e-mail account. I thought the polygraph would be the same no matter what. The judge rejected the evidence because. For the record, even though I failed two CIA polygraphs in 2010, I passed my FBI polygraph in 2011. if you produce a "truthful chart" I think you will pass. It is important to note that FBI polygraph failure rates are remarkably consistent with other federal agencies. I was completely truthful the entire time. What makes it worse is that this will show up in Background check for other agencies and unless you can supply evidence of mismanagement they may still use the failed results as a reason to disqualify you. Would it matter if I was applying as an analyst, a security guard, or a secretary? You can also visit our chat room where posts automatically expire after a maximum of 24 hours. they were all polite and friendly but with that no-emotion and slight intimadtion thing working that all FBI agents seems to have. Will my failed polygraph with the FBI show up during the background investigation with the FAA, and if so, do you guys think it’ll show up and be an issue for me? they would not have an appeal process at all if they were worried about that. The New Haven discrimination investigation included a memo stating the racial backgrounds of 130 FBI applicants who had failed preemployment polygraph tests between October 2008 and June 2010. At the outset It makes him a tainted, and thus irredeemable, witness. The easiest way to fail a polygraph examination is to lie, but that’s not the only way. i didnt have any bad experiences with operators acting like jerks. A polygraph is a sweat-inducing made-for-TV spectacle that even the government considers to have dubious results (there is a reason polygraph findings aren’t admissible in court). I was disqualified (DQ'ed) from an agency because they said I failed the polygraph. I honestly dont think there is any concern over a reversal. That's discrimination! He wanted to dictate the statement and basically wanted me to admit to using countermeasures, then he would schedule me for a retest. The wording of the statement, sounded like I was incriminating my self. I believe the the examiner stated I tried to tamper with the results which is not true. or rather a whole test regarding drug use? Dullahan lost his job and security clearance after supposedly failing three polygraph examinations, but DoD polygraph policy states that failing a polygraph alone is not sufficient to cost someone their job. Quick question, did they actually tell you that you failed? CBP does not consider a polygraph final until quality control personnel review, concur with, and certify the examiner’s results; and ensure the test complied with Federal and CBP polygraph standards. If the applicant failed the prior polygraph, this will have a bearing on their suitability for employment with the new hiring agency even if the hiring agency does not use or require a polygraph. At the end when he told me he was failing me, he told me is was on the question that he combined about the use or sale of illegal drugs. Just because. The FBI then did its own testing of Lee, and again claimed that he failed. I have replied multiple times but have never made it through the assessment phase once the results of the test were brought up. I thought there was only one Polygraph Unit at an agency that basically polygraphs all applicants, no matter what department the applicant is being recruited by. I was talking about a different department such as FBI to ATF, DIS, or other agencies, not the same agency. In Raymond George Murray 1982 7A Crim R48, Sinclair DCJ refused to admit polygraph evidence tending to support the defense. The Bureau has a consummate right not to hire folks based on failed polygraphs. That was a few months ago. Because this is a VERY COMMON polygraph tactic, since admittance of something after the poly is grounds for dismissal. If you have can you share your story? I failed more relevant questions and had less reaction to the controls. Registered users can exchange private messages with other registered users and receive notifications. I have failed a polygraph for the same reason. The FBI didn’t always subject its employees to polygraph tests. I took other polygraphs afterwards and explained why I … According to a new report, people who were applying to enter the FBI and current employees of the bureau were allowed access to classified information despite failing polygraph exams. Most federal agencies will retest if requested. I personally would apply at other departments and explain the failed polygraph to the new department, then take a new polygraph with the new department you are applying for. think its very difficult to pass a re-test simply because the anxiety attached to the questions in now greater. i wouldnt get too conspiratorial in thinking about the process. I personally would apply at other departments and explain the failed polygraph to the new department, then take a new polygraph with the new department you are applying for. Fast forward to now and I'm in the hiring process for another federal agency; one that I'm much more interested in working for compared to BP. I am sorry for misunderstanding your post. The veracity of the accused and the weight to be given to his evidence, and other witnesses called in the trial, was a matter for the jury. Has anyone ever successfully, meaning that you got hired with an EOD, reapplied to an agency after a polygraph rejection? He did a series of questions again, went out of the room, then came back in and said that he was going to fail me. put a lot of details in my letter and got a re-test. While counting the seconds of breathes in and out for relevant questions (such as drugs) and taking less breaths. But like so many other parts of the clearance process, the polygraph exam isn’t a cut-and-dried science. Not really. What do we call it when every employee of the Agency's Office of Security. On my 2011 FBI Polygraph Report blog page , I posted my FBI Passing Timeline official document from the FBI that shows I passed the polygraph, which is why they continued with my drug testing and background investigation. If they told you to reapply in a year or two, then it is not a permanent disqualification. Since its invention in 1921, a constant crusade among subjects of the “lie-detector test” has been how to fib and get away with it; a more pressing question, perhaps, is what happens when you tell … Is that the same as sending you a notification? Fortunately, I was called back by the same department to reschedule. "Most" agencies allow this and don't discriminate against you for the failed exam with another department. Those persons who failed the tests should have, per the FBI’s policy, been restricted from viewing the sensitive information to minimize national security risk. From what I've read and heard so far, I haven't come across a situation where an applicant passed the second time around. Still, having a failed polygraph on your record pales in comparison to having a folder sitting in FBI HQ file drawer with a signed statement from an FBI Special Agent stating that you admitted to him that you attempted to beat the pre-employment screening polygraph. 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