I’ve done ongoing 1099 consulting work, for the past couple of years, for the firm that is sponsoring my TS/SCI, which of course I listed on my SF-86. I’ve done this kind of work for a number of companies.
The original background investigator called me up again today (after nearly a year) and told me that she’d been instructed to start a NEW investigation “because one of the places you worked says they’ve never heard of you”. Well, after a bit of discussion, it is, ironically… none other than the same firm sponsoring my clearance.
The investigators (not the same one who did my interview–the firm is out of state) actually talked to both the company’s president and my supervisor/program manager in person, and they both vouched for me and confirmed I worked with them. However, someone else (“my” BI wasn’t sure who) also called a person I’ve never heard of at the same firm (maybe an HR person?) and I guess they said “no, we’ve never heard of this guy”… which triggered a call for, she says “another investigation, although she’s going to try to handle it as a subject contact”.
I imagine this will all amount to a huge delay? So silly. If they had two people–including the president!–who confirmed I worked for the firm… why not just call the FSO to straighten it out?