85P Investigation

Been in government for 7 years. Filled out an 85P and made some honest mistakes.

Did not know my mom’s middle name and so failed to include her middle name. I grew up knowing only three of her names and I informed the investigator of that when he brought it up. The fourth name I had no clue.

In section 20, three police records were pulled that I did not include on the SF 85P form. Driving with no insurance, Driving with no license and driving with unregistered number plates. These incidents occurred between 2002 and 2004. I had no clue I was suppose to go this far back. I would have pulled my police report if I knew and I told him so during the interview. I thought it was only a 7 year look back for an SF 85 P.

Again, in section 20, I included only one DUI that I had in 2018 and was found not guilty of in 2022, since I felt the SF 85 P and that section asked for the last 7 years. The investigator informed me that this section was an “ EVER” section. So, I volunteered at the interview another DUI I had in 2005, that was ended with a CWOF and dismissed. He did not not have to bring this DUI up this time first. However, once I mentioned he looked in his files and confirmed that yes, he sees the 2005 DUI. He asked me if I have ever gone to a treatment program. I said yes when I had my first DUI. He asked what is the chance of re-occurrence, I indicated I drink roughly two glasses of wine on weekends now at home with my wife. I don’t go out anymore to parties. Actually, I got a serious scolding from my wife the day I went out and had my most recent DUI. For she did not want me to go out that day. I promised never to drink and drive again. I informed him that my wife and I are on a path to quitting completely for health reasons and we have started exercising.

We also went through my financials that are now all resolved. There were 4 financials that had been resolved in /about 2016 that he informed me there are not on my current credit report. However, I volunteered them and had provided supporting documentation to show they had been resolved. He was only able to pull up one Verizon bill from my credit reports for about $200 that was resolved in 2019. He asked me what efforts I was making to pay on time and do I have issues paying my bills currently. I said I did not have any issues paying my bills and I have set reminders to my phone and email for my bills. I get payment reminders sometimes two weeks before.

I also went through all the foreign travel and terrorist activities questions and did not have any issues. I have travelled in the last 7 years to Canada, Germany, France and Portugal for tourism. I informed him of that did not encounter any issues while there.

How do you think I did? Will I be found suitable for employment? Any responses will help.

Thank you.

Please Marko or anyone, any thoughts on this situation?

These are all standard issue resolution questions. I would not worry too much. Yes the alcohol question was an ever question but it was an honest mistake and not a lie. The other things were 7 yrs but you were asked about them because the investigator had the information. The recent DUI is not awesome but you said it was dismissed. Over all, although I am not an adjudicator and cannot guarantee anything, I’d say you are stressing too much and need to take a big chill pill.

Concur with @HR2C, these are not disqualifying, as long as you were honest and nothing else comes up.

Thank you so much for your responses. I will update you all once I hear anything back.

I received an email that I have been favorably adjudicated for a Tier 2. Thank you Marko and HR2C. You all were spot on.

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