Can I get a public trust again


#1

Will I be able to get a public trust if in april I did not receive my secret clearance I had a public trust in 2017


#2

It depends on what factors caused you to not get a security clearance. Public trust positions are adjudicated under suitability criteria while clearances fall under the 13 guidelines. There is some overlap between these two systems.


#3

My secret clearance denial was through department of state my public trust was through doe from 2014 to 2015 I am returning this year to doe but my secret clearance denial was in 2018 from department of state. Should I still pursue this position they have offered me the job but I’m afraid if I will be granted the public trust. Please advise


#4

I cannot give a definite response because that is something only the adjudicator (i.e. decision maker) at your agency can tell you. Again, it depends on the reason you did not get a clearance. For example, if you were denied a secret clearance based on financial issues, then you can also be denied for a PT because finances are a DQ for both clearance (13 adjudicative guidelines) and PT (suitability). If you were denied a clearance because of foreign influence, you may still get a PT because foreign influence is not disqualifying per suitability criteria.


#5

Thank you for your response and it was based on things on my credit report which are all now satisfied and or paid in full. I no longer have any outstanding debt and all my accounts are in good standing.


#6

You have mitigated the issues and will get your clearance, it may take longer for it to process however.