I was recently submitted for a Secret clearance in 5/2017. About one month ago 8/2017 I was granted an interim clearance. One day after being granted the interim my clearance was “Administratively Withdrawn.”
After doing some research we discovered that the “US Citizen” box was not checked when my e-QIP was originally submitted by our FSO. (Our FSO was recently let go for various reasons related to overall poor performance). Our director of HR called the JPAS hotline and explained the situation, she was told to resubmit the e-QIP with the proper citizenship box selected and that the interim will be re-instated within 30 days.
Fast forward to 30 days later and my interim has come back as denied. Apparently our director of HR was misinformed; since I have never been granted a final secret before there is no way to fix this problem and I will not be able to have a clearance until my full investigation is complete and a final determination is decided.
This obviously poses a great inconvenience as it could take over a year for a final determination to come through. Do I have any recourse in correcting this since my interim was denied due to a clerical error, and my initial background check, credit check, etc. has come back clean and I was originally granted an interim.
Looking forward to your feedback.