I totally, completely, empathize with the situation. Many of us would be in the same boat. When my last re-investigation required a second Poly, even though I had nothing to hide, 800 plus credit, zero incidents…when you get a call back…you need prove you are innocent. No other way to classify it. You definitely feel “under the gun.”
I have seen several situations of “Un adjudicated” information and was initially fearful. I no longer fear it as it is a neutral term. Essentially it can be ANY piece of information not present when first cleared or something of ANY merit or zero merit occurring after the BI closes. In short it is information nobody had in front of them to consider when making a clearance decision.
It seems you are between the theoretical rock and a hard place between the company and the client. If you did something, anything to get crossways with the client there are was of telling the company they would really appreciate it if you no longer worked there. That is reality and sounds a bit closer to home. Though they put you on a PIP…I don’t believe they are properly titled. I don’t think it has anything to do with improving what you are doing wrong, rather it is a means of creating what we called a UIF in the Air Force. Unfavorable Information File. It collects all that is wrong with your performance and keeps you under a microscope.
Sounds like you worked in a very small community of a three letter agency where missing a meet and greet was considered an egregious affront. I know many in the community are quite sensitive to perceived snubs. But was it this situation, or the divorce, and all the muck dredged up during those painful situations? I too survived one of them and can testify my job performance took a major hit. It was devastating. So again I empathize.
Back to un adjudicated info. The solution is to provide a new SF86 if you have a sponsor and have whatever is sitting in your file adjudicated alongside the fresh SF86. For a few employees who experienced DUI’s, I reported this. It was considered un adjudicated, and they requested a fresh SF86. So it isn’t necessarily as ominous as I initially thought. It is simply information needing weighed against the whole person concept to determine suitability to work with classified material.
If it has been less than 2 years working without a clearance, you need a sponsor to cross you over at the lower level TS, then submit a new SF86 for the full scope Poly and upgrade of clearance. That is if you want to work where you log on to the three letter agencies computers. They may have TS positions not requiring that. On this 340 person contract I have about 50 50 Secret and TS. Of the TS they are divided between Full Scope and non Poly TS. But even they are read in to SCI material.
If you can cover your rent and bills, accept even an entry level escort position for any of those agencies, cross over at TS, make sure your info is good, credit is fine, no recreational drug use, criminal charges unresolved etc…and then submit for the higher TS.
This one may require a FOIA request or a letter from your representative to get to the bottom of the core reason. In a right to work state (another misnamed title) they really don’t need much of a reason to terminate. Personality clash? Yep. Client mismatch? Yep. Miss meetings or show up late? Yep. Once under the microscope…not many can make it through.