Clearance open status for years


#1

I’ve had a clearance for several years now and have been waiting for the Periodic Review to finalize. It has taken almost 3 years! This means my status has been open and I have been turned down by many jobs while trying to align myself in a better career path. The investigation has finally come back underway the last few months but I don’t believe it has wrapped up yet and I have another promising job opportunity I don’t want to pass up.

My question is: Can I switch jobs and maintain my current one as a part time since they hold my clearance as to not interrupt the review process and end up in the dreaded clearance limbo, while I take on the new cleared job- then when I clear, break ties with the PT job and have the new job sponsor my clearance?


#2

Dude, you need to contact your senator or house rep. The way they can help is they force x agency to have accountability to your political leader. I would try doing that.


#3

I was in the same boat. It was so bad one company I was interviewing with couldn’t tell if I had a clearance at all.

If you can get the current employer to do that, maybe it would work, but I have never heard of such a thing happening… what’s in it for the current employer?