I received a COE from DIA back in October 2016 for a GS position. I’m retired military and held a TS/SCI during my entire military career without any incidents. My clearance expired when I left DoD for another federal job (GS) back in 2005 where I currently work. Since I have been in a public trust position since 2005, I’m really starting the security clearance process all over again.
During Nov/Dec 16, I completed all initial processing (Poly, SF86 for me and my wife, medical, drug test, etc…). I was interviewed by an investigator the beginning of Jan 17 and know some of my friends, neighbors, and work colleagues were also interviewed/contacted. I have a pretty clean record and was told by the investigator that my case was one of the easiest he has done.
During the 3rd week of Apr 17, I received a call from an adjudicator asking for a checkbox (indicating all info provided is correct) to be checked on my wife’s SF86. Apparently, it was inadvertently left unchecked and was required to complete my final processing. I was told once I provide the corrected page, they were able to be clear me (whatever that meant). When I contacted the adjudicator directly a week or so later, I was told they aren’t allowed to discuss anything further with me. I was basically told not to contact them again and was referred to my POC in HR for any additional questions. I have since contacted my POC a couple of times to only be told they are still waiting on my clearance (still in adjudication). It is now 5 July 2017 and I’m still waiting on my clearance. It’s so frustrating and there’s really nothing I can do but wait for them to contact me.
Is this normal? Do adjudicators really have a timeline. I have read somewhere they have 90 days to complete their review. I’m a couple of weeks or so away from that 90-day timeline. Or maybe the security agencies (DIA, CIA, etc…) follow different processing rules or use their own adjudicators?