I recently started the required periodic reinvestigation process for a Secret clearance, and since I’ve kept my proverbial house in order the last decade, I’m not worried about the outcome–the worst thing I had to put down was that I did get terminated in December, but it was the result of a new boss who wanted me gone and seized “you’re a poor team player” as an excuse to give me the axe. Despite what the company put down, I was found eligible for unemployment benefits, so I have a hard time imagining anyone making an issue of it. In any case the employment gap lasted all of three weeks.
Now comes the question. Before I was fired, my old company started the reinvestigation process, but when we did, my FSO was telling me all about the processing delays OPM is having with clearances right now. My new employer picked up my clearance first of the year with no problems, and we filed a new SF-86 for the reinvestigation right away.
So as the title implies–did I “lose my place in line,” so to speak, when I separated from my last company? Or since the gap was so short, is it possible that everything remained on track?