I got my clearance!
This was about 2 weeks ago, and no firm offer letter yet. HR did confirm a start date with me which is still more then a month away.
It occurred to me, that I have not spoke to my hiring manager since I thanked him for the interview, which was nearly a year ago. Is this common? Should I reach out and say hello or is that pestering? I have spoken to my BI and HR POC quite a few times since getting the TJO.