This may have been asked before, but I have a question about the status “In Active in JPAS”. I found out the hard way (the embarrassing way) that my security clearance was inactive.
BACKGROUND: Applied for and received a TS/SCI Security Clearance through a company I had worked with in 2009 - 2010. Not my first time through the “TS/SCI Gauntlet”. This clearance was for the same company, the same position and almost the same location. From 2010 to 2013 I did not hold a position that required a clearance. When I reapplied to go back in FEB 2013, I had to start all over.
My background investigation was completed in SEP 2013 and the TS/SCI was granted.
The contract this position was for was never awarded to the company, so I never left the US. “Got the clearance but did not get the job …”
I have always been told that background Investigations are “valid” for up to 10 years. Why would my security clearance be inactive today with only 5 years and 6 months time on the clock?
“Fast Forward” to 2019. The TS/SCI should have downgraded to a Secret in SEP 2013 at five years and the Secret clearance should have been valid until SEP 2023, right?
Does the fact that I have not used my clearance for this entire time result in the inactive status?
Is this “typical” with all of the scrambling that has been done in recent years?
Is the In-active status the “kiss of death” or does this leave a small glimmer of hope for those that have not done anything to jeopardize their former clearance status?
I ask because I had the same clearance granted in 2004 but retired from the military in 2009. The company that hired me right out of the military did a background check and it only took a few months to maintain the same TS/SCI clearance.
Can the company that initiated the background check “reach into” JPAS and verify my clearance easier / faster than anyone else?
Am I better off applying for potential positions and begging for a company to initiate the background?
Since I had this clearance before, is that a “marketable” item for me to use?
I am currently unemployed and would LOVE to get a position requiring a security clearance overseas.
I have read the articles about what was happening between 2013 and 2017. I am not here to point fingers or gripe. I just to find out why my clearance is no longer valid in such a short amount of time?
Do I have any recourse towards getting it back?