Hello everyone, In Feb 2018 I was let go from my job and an incident report was filed in JPAS. I was terminated for cause , lets just put it that way, but it wasn’t a massive deal because I didn’t have my clearance suspended or even revoked. I’ve kept my Top Secret throughout this entire thing and its been active the whole time.
Two months later in April 2018 I managed to find another DOD Contractor to take me on at a significantly decreased salary (they know about the incident in JPAS ) and i’ve been with them since then.
A new SF86 form was requested from me right after the incident report was put into my JPAS file and I filled that out and waited until I was contacted by an investigator in June of 2018.
The investigator with NBIB came out, I explained what happened, and he said he understands it was a mistake and to not worry too much about it, and that he would finish up his report and send it over to DODCAF for adjudication.
My file got to DODCAF for adjudication on September 2018 and I’ve been stuck at “Adjudication in Progress” for 7 months now.
Keep in mind I already had a full Top secret clearance before this incident. Are adjudications STILL taking years even for people with Incident reports? I can understand adjudications taking years for people new to getting a clearance, but my issue is its just a singular incident thats long been resolved and is over and done with.
Im wanting to switch jobs but the Incident report might as well be a felony honestly. I apply for jobs and even with several masters degrees and 20 IT Certifications I get to the security clearance manager of these companies and im shot down immediately, they want nothing to do with someone who has an incident report on their Clearance in JPAS.
They get my SSN , pull me up, see my name in big red letters and the words “OPEN INCIDENT 2/xx/2018” and I try to explain i never lost my clearance and it has no effect on me getting a new cleared job.
I also explain I currently have a job in a cleared capacity, but they still want nothing to do with me and drop me like a hot potato.
Can anyone give me some guidance on this? I feel like I ruined my life effectively and my career is over. Im sick of waiting, and I am debating just going private sector honestly and being done with all this clearance nonsense.