I confirmed that the security division for the Agency favorably adjudicated the clearance. I thought I was in the clear. After that favorable adjudication, the Department over the agency denied suitability because of late tax filings from years prior (all long since filed and paid). So, no security concern, but the existence of the late filings within the 7 year window led to a suitability denial. I was floored by the determination given the favorable TS/SCI with FS poly adjudication. But, I take responsibility for the late filings, so I have no one to blame but myself. My question is this:
Do I -
(a) have a security clearance
(b) have eligibility for a security clearance
(c) have neither one
I would like to know if during the application process I can represent to a different employer that I have been favorably adjudicated for the clearance.
Thank you for any insight.