After applying for an initial DoD secret clearance with a contractor back in Sept 2018, I was notified by my FSO that my clearance was listed as ‘secret clearance eligible’ about 1 week ago (May 8). She noted that it would take a day or two for it to get over to HR, at which point I can finish onboarding and start the job that I have waited 7+ months for.
I obviously have some patience, having waited 230+ days from SF-86 submittal to the call from my FSO that I was eligible. However, it has taken over a week now and this has been the hardest waiting to endure since I know that I really should be done waiting to start.
This seems like a very company-specific phenomenon, but I wanted to check if any one else had found this particular corner of purgatory before me.