Last month had a Secret Clearance job offer rescinded, the email read: “Based on a review of your background investigation, you have not met the requirements to perform the duties of the position for which you were selected.” I should note that I never submitted the signed authorization forms. I completed the online e-qip form but never returned the signed authorization forms or did a fingerprint check; so I’m not sure how they were even authorized to begin my background investigation without my authorization. In which case, does this even truly count as a background investigation?
Now I am applying for a Q Non-Sensitive position, and I’m wondering if I should report that I had a prior background investigation; and if I should report it, then how should I annotate this fact? I know honesty is the best policy on these forms, but I believe there is some gray area here. Any clarification would be very appreciated.