Clearance Suspension Process

I would go with the public trust position and not wait around for DSS to make a decision on the clearance. They can request a copy of the clearance investigation and adjudicate it under suitability guidelines if it meets the level needed…

Hi Marko,
My FSO sent an inquiry to adjudicate my investigation. He received a response that my investigation is closed with pending final adjudication with DoD CAF and the PSMO is unable to provide any additional information regarding this case.

Hi Marko,
I have received a tentative job offer today from an agency within DoD with requirement of Public Trust Non-Sensitive Clearance. The job offer is pending on;

  1. Suitability review and adjudication for employment.
  2. Eligibility for a Secret Security Clearance (you must maintain
    eligibility for that clearance).
    I want to know how the Suitability review and adjudication process for public trust is similar/different than the Secret clearance? How long it takes? Any estimates?
    What factors are considered in checking the eligibility for a Secret Security Clearance?

Your case is very similar to mine. My Secret clearance has been revoked and I am currently in the appeal process. In the interim, I am working a job with the Department of Commerce that requires only a Non-Sensitive Public Trust and have accepted a tentative job offer with the Coast Guard with the same requirement. Both PT’s are pending. My Security Manager with the the DOC seems to think that since DOHA has already revoked my Secret, that my PT is toast. Even my Program Manager is arguing with him about that. I haven’t been specifically notified about the results of my PT in either DOC or USCG position.

You cannot be in a Public Trust position if it requires a secret clearance.

Hi Marko,
The job posting only requires PT Non Sensitive but the job description that was sent to me has this requirement of Eligibility for a Secret Security Clearance (you must maintain eligibility for that clearance). I want to know how Eligibility for a Secret Security Clearance is different than having actual clearance?

My full Secret and interim TS both were temporarily rescinded in March 2018 with no further communication from DSS. I am still waiting.
Since you are working on a position that requires PT Non-Sensitive after the suspension of your clearance, I want to ask what are the relevant adjudication guidelines for this type of clearance? How long does it take to get it?
I am tentatively offered a job with the PT Non Sensitive requirements from the same agency.
I wish you luck with your pending PTs.

Somebody messed up the position description requirements, you can’t be both

Thanks for this information.

Are you aware of 9.4 section J where it reads as follows:

j. The OUSD(I) Security Policy and Oversight Division will monitor the number of suspensions that exceed 180 days.

Has anyone seen this group involved in a suspension exceeding 180 days? If this division is NOT involved, is security protocol breached?

@wullah did you ever hear anything back? I still haven’t

Hi, It seems like a never ending process. I have not heard anything at all.

Hi, I am hitting 180 days mark in two weeks. My interim TS clearance suspended in March 2018 with total wait time is 30 months. I am not sure whether these 180 days are for final clearance or it also covers interim as well.

Marko, do you know the reasons why an active clearance would be suspended by DSS? It seems like it would have to be pretty severe–like committing a felony with a gun or something along those lines.

Any type of incident report could be cause to suspend pending further review. Security violations, alcohol or drug incidents, arrests, etc…

Yes, I know this. I worked for DOD (DIA) for 20+ years. Just recently, Nov 2017, the SSO with the company I worked for called me in to give me the bade new. DHS took the SCI away from me because of non-sense on my 5 year investigation. Since I am retired since 2005, I have always applied for contacting positions to just work! Well, when the 5 year investigation came up in Nov 2017, there were stupid things said about me like my hair would get caught in the computer, I could not wear a colored scarf around my neck, told them that I was on sick leave and they said I DID NOT CALL IN, (r U kidding’ me?) LIES, LIES, LIES, so I had 90 days to rely. I DID in Jan 2018. DHS never replied. Talked to the SSO, she said when they don’t reply fast, means something’s wrong! In the interim, my company put me on LWOP which means “Leave Without Pay”! I had nothing coming in for this company at all! Finally, the supervisor of the company asked me what was I going to do. I replied, what else can I do? She said to resign. I did not want to because I knew what the circumstances would be. I did resign in Apr 2018. Tried to get Virginia unemployment, but nothing! Right now, I am looking for a job and it is very HARD! I am a 68 year old female who needs to be working because that’s what I DO! Any replies would be excepted!!!

Hi, I got my Clearance reinstated today. I have contacted my Senator three weeks ago and he sent an inquiry to DoD about my clearance.

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@wullah That’s great! Gives me hope to hear something soon. Did you get your TS or just your S?

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What did you say in the letter? I am considering this option currently as im having issues with a suspension going on 1 year due.

Hi marko, ive been reading for a while now and hoping my suspension would finally be processed. bit of backround, NOV17 NCIS accused me of theft and sale of government property over a fb sale post of legally owned and acquired property with the receipts to back it up. my case sat with JAG until it came to the top of the pile and they determined I was innocent. Everything was wrapped up and the preliminary inquiry results and action along with JAG findings were sent to DODCAF in JUL18. Its now been 6 months there. Is there anyway to push them to make a decision or review?My command security officer isn’t the best help. I’m pretty sure all he does is look at JPAS. Im active navy and currently deployed unable to do part of my job as a result and its impacting me. If I do not resume my full duties by JUN19 I must return to school to get recurrent because im a flyer which is very costly to the government. Do you have any advice? im currently considering sending a letter to my Representative and would like to know all further options.