Congressional Inquiry

Hi all,
What’s the right amount of time to wait after personal interview before requesting a congressional inquiry on status of security clearance application? Had my interview in March, received interim, and it’s been crickets since.

Another year or more? I just recently moved forward on my priority TS, after having my SI in April.

There’s a few things you should try before reaching out to a Congress Member. From what I’ve read, they’re mostly helpful with getting final adjudication but if you’re in the earlier steps then they might not be as effective.

First if your investigation is DCSA/OPM you can find out directly if your investigation is closed or not. Thats the first hurdle.

If it’s been closed for 90 days then you should try to have your FSO submit a CSR to inquire about the status or request adjudication.

Its only after assuring that the investigation has been closed and that your hiring staff has tried to step in and get a status from the CAF would I try to get congressional intervention. Also, if its for a TS then a year is still mostly a standard wait time and you might receive that in response to your inquiry.

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Unless the Interim is preventing you from doing all the required work, why rock the boat. The process takes time for some people.

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You’re still early in the process. No need to involve a member of Congress - there’s more pressing matters on their part. Your best bet is to continue waiting. You’ve waited only 7 months thus far.

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If jpas shows “CA considered 2020-04-22”, does that mean BI closed back in April (short BI time), and then it’s been stuck in adjudication for 6 months? Does that change any advice on whether should request congressional inquiry?