Hello, I submitted and SF-86 for a private contracting job back in February of this year. I was not asked to submit fingerprints with this paperwork. I recently was advised that my file was being held, as the company offering my the position was re-competing for the contract and the government wasn’t processing new requests until that happened. They were awarded the contract at the end of last month, and I was told the clearance process would pick back up now.
My two questions are:
I waited almost 8 moths until the contract was awarded, so is it likely that the typical wait for a secret clearance (a year or so) will be just starting now for me? Or will the investigators pick my file back up more quickly because it was held to the side for so long?
I still have not been instructed to submit any fingerprints, and I know this is a step that needs to be done. I recently asked my employer this a few weeks ago, and he advised he wasn’t sure exactly when the fingerprinting step is done, but that it was not up front, so I didn’t miss anything. When should I expect to be instructed to get fingerprinted? I would hate for my process to be delayed further due to paperwork issues.
Thank you in advanced for any help or insight regarding these matters.