I obtained a TS back in November 2012, which a new company picked up when I joined them in 2016. I was always under the impression that my TS had expired after September 2017, since I did not have any subsequent RI. My company started layoffs this past November and I was told I was at risk. In preparation for possible separation, I inquired with my company FSO about dates related to my TS. I wanted to have this information for job search activities. I was surprised when she told me “you still have a TS” She told that the “favorable determination” was made on 11/20/2012, and that as long as my clearance is picked up by another organization before 11/20/2022, I am all set. She indicated that I was enrolled in the CE program 11/9/2015.
This is confusing to me. What’s more confusing is in mid-2019 I had a public trust background invest for my position. I think it was the same one I had when I had when I joined the company in 2016 and was assigned to work on the contract. I was told by my company FSO that the public trust was conducted by the agency’s Personnel Security Office, which doesn’t always leverage existing OPM or DoD clearance information.
I would like to know how I should disclose my clearance status for perspective jobs. Do I actually still have a valid TS? I can’t image it’s considered “active” since I am not working in a capacity requiring TS. Is it considered “inactive” or “expired”. What does the date “1/20/2022” really mean? I want to make sure I am disclosing accurately. I also don’t want to waste time looking at TS jobs, when I may not qualify. A colleague said I should indicate I have TS and that I am enrolled in the CE program. I’m not sure if that is a correct approach?
Appreciate the feedback/clarity.