Adjudication Records Findings

Hi SCJ D Forum,

I have been in federal service for some time now and have been through the clearance process several times. I requested a copy of my background investigations and adjudications records from DCSA.

My clearance has been adjudicated and in my adjudications the agency stated they found and withheld several pages of documentation which under the provisions of the “Privacy Act of 1974, Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a), exemption (d)(5), and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, exemptions (b)(5), (b)(6), (b)(7)(C) and (b)(7)(E) there were portions of the record which contain privacy-related information about a party other than yourself.”

Is there any way for me to obtain the additional which is conceals by the PA/FOIA act exemptions. Has anyone else experienced this?

If you received your clearance let it go and move on. This is why I’ve never ordered a copy of my background. If you go to war with the government you won’t win.

If it were a matter of some factual issue or record, it might be worth going into, but basically you’re questioning the statement made by a former supervisor. Since they granted the clearance, it would appear that they either discounted those statements or felt that the totality of information supported granting the clearance.

By the way how long did it take to get the records?

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My BI records took 2 months to process while my adjudication response took 9 months due to backlog.

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