CBP LECA Clearance Process


#1

Can anyone tell me what the current wait times are like for Law Enforcement Communications Assistant positions with CBP?

Here is where I am at now:

Application Submitted: 03/05/2016
Closing Date: 03/08/2016
Interview: 04/28/2016
Contingent Offer: 06/02/2016
UA Test: 06/17/2016
B.I. Interview: 08/12/2016
Follow Up B.I. Interview 12/02/2016
Pending NAC 01/10/2017

When I talked to HR they said my status had changed that day from "Pending" to "Pending NAC". Can anyone clarify what that means? Has CBP completed there part of the investigation and is now waiting on OPM?

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.


#2

All I can offer is that NAC stands for National Agency Check. These used to take a day or two at most but with everything so backed up now, who knows.


#3

Thank you Squirrel. I appreciate that. I was able to figure that part out. However, HR stated that they have seen candidates in "Pending NAC" for a YEAR! Granted, they stated that was exceptionally rare.


#4

Oh my... Anyway I can recall not too long ago (well, not by my standards but some of you may have still be in grade school at the time) when a person would start on Monday and they'd have their interim secret based on a NAC by the end of the week.


#5

Yes! I can recall that as well. That's why I was trying to ascertain if there was something new with NAC's with CBP anyway.


#6

So, also currently in the LECA process, heard i was updated to "pending nac" yesterday(25Apr17). HR guy said may take 1-2wks maybe longer. Had another source advise the same, and its almost done(final step) in the adjudication.

My unedu. Guess is that if BI didnt go well you wouldnt proceed to pending nac.


#7

Congratulations! Nice to hear from someone else who is going through the process as well. I went to "Pending NAC" 01/10/2017. Talked to HR; which has been very nice through this entire process. They are of the opinion that I should have a final decision by June. That would be a total of 14 months which seems to be pretty on par with what I have heard for CBP.


#8

For the rest of us who might be curious, what is LECA? Oh wait never mind I scrolled up to the top and saw it was spelled out in the original post :grimacing:


#9

As a new candidate this is what I know. LECA stands for Law Enforcement Communications Assistant. The position is available in CBP and ICE. From what I have been able to read and inquire; the position was reclassified. It was known as Sector Enforcement Specialist and then became LECA. The job itself from what I was able to grasp from the announcement and my interview process is pretty cool. There are a few articles online about it and on the CBP website they feature a video describing the position.


#10

For those in similar processing stages; here is my update:

Application Submitted: 03/05/2016
Closing Date: 03/08/2016
Interview: 04/28/2016
Contingent Offer: 06/02/2016
UA Test: 06/17/2016
B.I. Interview: 08/12/2016
Follow Up B.I. Interview 12/02/2016
Pending NAC: 01/10/2017
NAC Results Sent To CBP: 07/30/2017
Pending OPR Adjudication: 08/02/2017


#11

Has there been any further updates? Iā€™m in a similar situation. Thanks.