When is the IRL coming down?
I'm climbing the walls too. Here's my wild conjecture based on last year:
Originally Posted by Kel V
Guesstimate #1: 8/2/2013--which would be 15 days from SOI completion, and would be the same number of days from Written Exam to Initial Ranked List (IRL) Posting as the 2012 cycle; this is also the date AFD wants the survey results in by--might mean nothing, but I'd think they don't want responses tainted by disappointment from those who don't make it (none of us I'm sure:)).
Guesstimate #2: 8/19/2013--which would be 31 daysfrom SOI completion, which would be the same time elapsed from SOI completion to posting of IRL in 2012 (assuming there were no unforseen delays that cycle)--but that could be offset by a sense of urgency with the CBA expiring 30 Sept--this would also still loosely conform to the the mid/late Aug CPAT timeline if scheduling is pre-determined along with initial rank.
Again, to be crystal clear, this comes from nothing official, just me looking for a pattern in what happened before to apply to when things might go down this year. And hoping the bad news on the CBA negotiation front doesn't cause the whole process to get canned.