I recently received a job offer for a position with DHS. First they asked for a OF-306. I submitted that with all answers being no.
Then, a few days later, they asked for a credit release form and fingerprints. 2 days after submitting my form and fingerprints, I received instructions for filling out an SF-85 eqip. I have done that and submitted it.
I was under the impression that a Tier 1 did not require a credit check. Is that not the case?
I have ZERO financial issues (my FICO score is 780). I have never paid a bill late, never had a tax or any other kind of lien, and have never filed for bankruptcy, so I am not worried in the slightest about the credit check. I am just curious why they are doing it if the investigation is Tier 1? And I am wondering how much this might slow the investigation down? I am anxious to start this job!
My fingerprints check is a non-issue too as I have never committed or been charged with a crime, so I am not worried about anything. More so, I am just curious why they asked for a credit release if my level of investigation doesn’t require it?