I had to fill out an SF85P and the Supplemental (even though the position was listed as low risk/non-sensitive). My agency has an internal security person conducting the investigation (who is not in my state). On the SF85P I listed a termination with explanation, which was at-will and I was told I was not a good fit for the position, which was true. On the Supplemental Questionnaire, it asked if I had been reprimanded, etc. for misconduct. Since the question seemed very broad, I decided to disclose this at-will termination because I did not want to be accused of lying or dishonest about my past. I also felt that since I disclosed it on the eQIP, I needed to disclose it on the supplemental. (Just copy pasted, so they matched.)
For those experienced, did I shoot myself in the foot? I have seen some posts that say only answer the question, no more no less. In this instance, I contacted my HR and they said they don’t have a classification for the termination and they don’t reveal the basis if there is one. It seems every HR is different. I wanted to err on the side of caution. Of course, I explained the termination and situation. My hope is that security person is experienced enough to make the determination that this was not misconduct and sees I was trying to err on the side of caution with the question.