Adjudication timeline question

Hi all,

I am curious of opinions with my security clearance situation. I am currently awaiting adjudication on a secret clearance to work as a contractor at USAID.

SF86 submitted June 16
Interview sometime in mid July
Investigation ended August 15
Still waiting for adjudication and was told to expect November/December for an answer

That long of an adjudication seems crazy long to me - thoughts??

I have recent recreational Marijuanna use in the last 12 months that I was completely open and honest about. It was in DC through a dispensary, so “legal” in the district. Had I known I was gonna be taking this job I never would’ve done it. Outside of that I have never been arrested, never been in trouble, never even gotten a speeding ticket. No foreign contacts or anything like that. My wife and I are expecting our first child in February and I need to be working ASAP. The BI called my job of two years to check in on me and they let me go after that - really sucks. Got a part time job right now to keep bills paid but that hardly cuts it. Anyway, I’d welcome any thoughts on what may be happening with my adjudication process even though I know every case is different.

Thanks and have a great day

With the recent drug use it would be a flag that needs further review. Did you state your intent to cease all future use? If s o I would probably expect a letter of warning about it prior to being granted eligibilty.

Yes made it 100% clear I have no intentions to continue. I assumed the letter which wouldn’t be a problem.

Also - does anyone know if the looming government shutdown would kill the adjudication process? Very new to the security space. Thanks!

I am in the same boat, waiting for the adjudication result. My investigation closed in July.

I know some people’s adjudication only takes 14 days after the investigation closes.

How do you know your investigation closed and went to adjudication August 15th? That seems really fast if your interview was in mid-June and you have recent drug use.

My secret case was sent over to adjudications in mid September, I’m digging around and trying to find the worst case scenario for my boss this morning. I’m nearing 8 months, and the upper rank’s patience is getting exhausted very quickly. I’m guessing I have no hope at all before January.