In my experience, it's rare for any agency, company, or other hiring entity to provide the basic courtesy of acknowledging an application. Perhaps 30% of them ever get back to me. Anyone else?
I am considering including a self-addressed stamped postcard just to help make it convenient for them. Comments, managers?
Surprisingly, one of my hoped-for jurisdictions recently sent a letter explaining that their previously advertised position was on hold. It's been so long that I can't recall the time frame or the circumstances. They are remarkably good about staying in touch, which is one of the reasons I'd like to work for them (again...layoff).