I have a couple of questions that I have been trying to research myself but I haven’t been able to find the answer.
I applied for a job overseas as a contractor and the company contacted me back a few days later, it’s been a little bit of a long process and things have been pushed back many times. My first question is about my clearance falling out of scope. My 24 months would have been last month, but I was told by this company that they “caged” my clearance before my actual 24 months hit. They explained “caging” meant that they basically put a hold on my clearance and that they tell OPM to not do anything with my clearance because I will be getting hired. My question is how does a company “cage” or take ownership of your clearance? I just sent them all of my hire paperwork last week, because they took awhile to actually get it all to me. So I was wondering if they able to “cage” without all of my paperwork (which included a SF-312).
My second question is about delays for me actually deploying because of OPM and issues with E-QIP. I was originally supposed to go to CRC on the 17th of this month and it has been push back a few different and I was told this is due to set backs with OPM and a shut down of E-QIP. Has anyone else had this problem or have any knowledge about this?