Re: I applied in 2011, can I apply now?I don't think this is fair. If you apply this rule to one group, you should apply it to all, regardless if this is a pilot program or not. But whatcha gonna do.
I wonder how many people applying in March will actually make it to the register, which is ultimately the State Department's goal. Should be interesting. I'm sure State will have to do yet another application round in 2012 after March = more work for State. Just doesn't make sense to me.
As someone who is clearly qualified for the position and just missed the cutoff by an absurdly miniscule amount, I know that if I took the OA again I would pass without a problem. But I guess State doesn't take these type of candidates into consideration. Dah well. Back to following the rules...