I accepted a job offer a couple weeks ago, requiring a clearance. Everything seemed to be going well until they started the pre “process” for the clearance
Admittedly, I entered a chap 13 bankruptcy recently.
This week, I received a phone call updating me on the status from HR, promptly saying they would have to rescind the offer due to “credit” issues per their security division. However, HR still wanted me to push thru and contact their security division.
Being as though I didn’t even fill out a SF-86 yet, something seemed a little off. Inaccurate in the very least.
When pressed and elevated to the Director, they informed me that: “Bankruptcies must be fully discharged/completed before applying for a clearance. The government will not process a clearance while a bankruptcy is still in process. We do not deny employment based on this, ONLY the ability to submit you for a security clearance”
Reading and researching, something is telling me this is NOT correct. I’ve read here and many places (including Section 522 of the code) that prohibits denial of a clearance solely based on a bankruptcy.
How is this, if I’ve never filled out a SF-86 for them?