I have three questions that really bother me lately:
If I am not qualified for a clearance or Public Trust position in another federal agency, will that jeopardize my current DoD Secret clearance. My record is unchanged from the last re-investigation about 8 years ago.
If I am nominated for a TS within my current organization and somehow not qualified for it, will that impact my current S clearance? My record is clean for the past 12 years. I had a Probation Before Judgement event, which I reported on my last re-investigation as it was still on probation at that time, and I had that expunged in 2,01,1 right after my last clearance renewal. The last day of my probation is around April 2,01,0.
I see that the SF-86 is updated and the mental health questions has no time limit on them. On my last eQUIP, I disclosed the ongoing probation of the PBJ as well as the counseling I received to help my case. During the subject interview, I also disclose my misdemeanor conviction in 2.00,2 and the court-order evaluation I was given for that and showed the counselor’s letter indicating that I did not counseling or mental health treatment. My disposition paper for the second case is a carbon copy and blurry. There were checkboxes for paying fine, supervised probation, stay out of trouble, no contact with other parties involved, but I can’t make out whether or not there is a checkbox for ‘court order counseling’ or not. Basically, that box is unchecked and the box below (No contact with others) was checked once but there is a few blurry dots in that box making it look like either that box was either checked twice to show the seriousness of that order or checked once but the carbon paper didn’t catch the complete check.
I did have counseling to help my case and it did but I still can’t figure out if I needed or not. I asked the probation officers and they said they said the ‘court order’ box looks completely unchecked to them but they don’t know what the actual orders were. I went to the court house to inquire and they said they no longer have the paperwork as it was expunged and the ‘court order’ box looked unchecked to them.
My questions is: Do I report this as I actually had counseling anyway to help me case? If I list it down, it will look like I am admitting that I have two court order counseling events and will make the explanation harder that I probably only had one. In addition, will counseling(s), both court order and volunteer as part of a case, hurt my clearance. Neither event required treatment and only two sessions were required for the later event and a position evaluation on the first event.
My gut tells me that I should have no problem as information had already been disclosed in different context before and the government is fully aware of my two incidents and all mater involved. Therefore, not reporting the second counseling session, although possibly not required, may show intent to hide something. But I don’t necessary agree with over-reporting unless it’s foreign travel, foreign contact, or foreign influence.
Thank you very much for any help out there.