I know it’s been a while but I’ve decided to come back and give an update. The court case wasn’t settled in time and I was unable to gain interim clearance and my job offer was rescinded (July 14, 2017). I was rejected a few days after I got my fingerprints scanned during the pre-employment processing. The court case gets settled three weeks after rejection and I was not found guilty and the case was dismissed with prejudice (August 22, 2017). Long story short, the policeman didn’t show up.
I e-mailed HR for an explanation and this is what she wrote to me:
“OPM reviews the results and classifies them in Categories, such as CAT=1 = (No Issues Identified) an Interim/Initial Common Access Card (CAC) may be issued, CAT=2 =(wait for final adjudication) a CAC may not be issued. Unfortunately your fingerprint results were categorized as “CAT 2”. When an applicant’s fingerprints are deemed CAT 2 this means that a (CAC) cannot be issued which in turn, the Security Office cannot grant an interim or temporary access. This is a condition of employment and because this condition cannot be met, the job offer is withdrawn. This is the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the FBI’s employment process procedures that we need to comply with.”
She also tells me that I’m more than welcome to re-apply. Come early 2018, I decide to retake the entrance exam and pass the interviews with flying colors again. I get an e-mail (September 27, 2018) saying that I was selected for a position and will have to go through the same process again. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on my chances of obtaining an interim this time around.