I’ve been a contractor supporting the same IC organization for 17 years. Record hasn’t been spotless. Mitigated credit issues and a DUI in 2008. All immediately disclosed and most recent BI for TS/SCI was favorably adjudicated in 2014.
Had a recent incident, private citizen complaint for misdemeanor trespassing. I just knocked on the persons door and the individual called the police claiming he feared for his life. Police that arrived on scene felt no cause to issue a charge and sent me on my way. The complainant knew I was cleared and wanted to damage my career so went to filed a complaint with the magistrate. Security office for my employer at the time was notified immediately and was told not to worry. During the time I was awaiting my final court appearance, I accepted a position with another company and began the clearance crossover process to the new contract/company. Early on in the process, beginning of May, I was told I was ‘Red Flagged’ and the customer requested a new SF86 be submitted, which I promptly completed/turned-in the next day. I’ve inquired with a couple of old PSO contacts I knew and they found that I’m showing ‘Pending’. Does this mean I’m stuck waiting on a full investigation cycle or am I just waiting on Adjudications to confirm the disposition of the case?
Luckily my current employer is willing to carry me on overhead but I’m just worried that the individual that filed the complaint has successfully ruined my career as a contractor.