Hello, Can someone help with some answers. I held a TS-SCI until 2018 I made a bad decision that caused my clearance to be suspended. I was working on a form that the instructions stated the document was not classified until it was completed with the secret information. I was under a very tight schedule, so I took the document home on a portable hard drive worked on all the unclassified information on my home computer. Figuring I wasn’t putting classified information on it until it was on a proper secure network. I also had a briefing on the subject to senior government officials. The sipr printer was broke and I had 5 minutes to get it printed I moved a copy to CD and printed on a NIPR Printer which was located in my office which was a Secret location. I gave the briefing everything went well. After the brief my boss found a copy of the document on the printer and asked who printed this, I said I did he said ok and then decided to report me to the IG instead of our security office. Before I new it I had agents at my door taking control of my computer systems, Hard drives etc. Then I was called into and interview and was asked if I had taken a NIPR hard drive I said yes and they asked for it I then informed them it was at my house. The agents went to my home and removed all my personal equipment, hard drives etc. and the agency nipr hard drive.
The next day I had and meeting at which time they said they had suspended my clearance and put me on administrative leave stating my clearance had to be adjudicated to determine if I was going to keep it or if it was going to revoked by DODCAF/DONCAF. I was told it would take 18 months to process everything and that I would have to remain on unpaid administrative leave. So I resigned.
I found another job and when they went to process me for a clearance, I was informed that I could not hold a clearance again and that no government or contractor could sponsor me. I’m not making lite of the situation, but this is the first time in over 30 year of service that I ever had an issue with my clearance or work in general. I was told at the beginning that if the decision was unfavorable, I could appeal and be heard but I never got a decision and never got a chance to appeal.
Can I get a formal decision and have a chance to Appeal what if any recourses do I have to the recent rejection to process my clearance? Any help is appreciated.