Long time reader. First time poster. Great site!
Previous fully adjudicated DOD secret (no calls/interviews). Took about 2 months from submission to receipt… interim granted overnight after docs submitted. Over the end of 2015 (holidays)
April 2017 - Submitted for TS
July 2017 - Interim TS
Fall 17 - Left the company- investigation stopped. No references contacted, no interview, etc.
Late 2018 - Returned to company, secret was “turned back on”
January 19 - Eqip submitted to the government
- 7 business days later, interim TS granted
Feb 19 - (end of month), BI interview. Talked with coworkers, manager, Former co-workers. Neighbors, person who knew me well (Northeast)
April 19 - Out of state neighbor, coworker, manager, and developed reference contacted (Northeast corridor)
June 19 - Pinged FSO, investigation still open
Aug 19 - Friend (“knows me well” reference) meets with nbib agent (Midwest)
Aug 19 - full DOD TS granted, exactly 3 weeks later
Limited foreign travel (Western Europe), single foreign contact (green card holder), experimental marijuana use (at this point 5 years ago).
Start to finish, ~8 months
Hopefully this will help shed some light for other folks in the process.