IC TS/SCI without Finger Printing and poly -GRANTED


#1

Hello everyone, my question might be a little odd but I’m hoping someone can help me with my question.

In what scenario would the IC grant a contractor a TS/SCI without ever conducting a poly or finger printing? Reason I asked is because I’ve seen this happen for a employee working for a contractor assigned to a government contract.

Thanks.


#2

He either already had clearance that was transferred OR he has skills and experience that you don’t know about that are severely needed by the agency.


#3

Thanks for responding… Contrator employee never had a previous clearance and worked in finance.
I’ve thought the IC would ALWAYS ask for the poly and fingerprinting; unless those two steps fell through the cracks or his/her skills were valued highly valued/ required like you mentioned.


#4

I don’t see why a poly would ALWAYS be needed. Fingerprints are going to always be required but it’s possible that a set previously collected could have been used or that she may not remember having been printed.


#5

Different positions requires different clearances and programs…differing SCI’s…my client reads in all TS cleared people to the SCI. There is a step above that requiring a full scope Polygraph. So they can be brought on with Secret, TS …TS SCI…TS SCI w/full poly. And not necessarily get any prints…though that part seems to be changing with the wireless fingerprint machines. Big improvement over the ink systems to be sure.