Hi all, FSO question for other FSOs.
We hired someone last year who self reported autism. He has a Top Secret clearance and due to his great technical skills we hired him and submitted for DIA SCI (CI Poly).
However after 4 polys (notes below) our program manager received a high side email with the line in the subject. “case has been withdrawn due to SEC 5 declining further poly testing”
Has anyone ever seen this? What does it mean? Is his TS safe? Can he try again in a year? What are reasonable accommodations during a poly for someone with autism?
Here was his experience: Feb 27 (inconclusive, told him diagnostics were thrown off), March 4 (received good data), March 21 (third poly - he’s concerned - approximately 10 hours, on now three separate days, they told him he was being deceptive) and March 27th (they had him sign a document stating they suspect he was cheating the poly). Him: this is not true. He had to sign it in order to start the examination (they would not give him a copy so we have no idea what is in this letter). The examiner didn’t think much of the letter from his doctor for the 4th test (showing autism diagnosis). When they finished up they said they would get back to him, but wouldn’t specify a rough time range.
“case has been withdrawn due to SEC 5 declining further poly testing” came in on April 18.