Interim granted, still need final


#1

Hello!
I don’t really have anyone else to ask and I’ve been reading some of the posts on here and hope I can get insight from someone here.

I’m looking to get TS for a contracting job. I was offered the position before I finished graduate school and have just been working a part-time job since while waiting. I submitted my eQuip back in May and was granted interim clearance in early August. I cannot actually start working until I get final clearance though. I’m trying to figure out on average how long it takes between interim and final TS clearance so I can determine if I should stick out what I’ve got going right now or try to find something better in the mean time.

Thanks for anything you can share!


#2

Too hard to offer any reliable predictions but most likely it will be several months.

Now, you may be able to find another job that WILL accept an interim. I work for a defense contractor, in most cases we cannot put people to work on an interim, but some folks have quit and gone to work elsewhere because they did get an interim!


#3

I submitted my EQUIP in March 2017 received my Interim TS/SCI in July. I am still waiting for my clearance. Do you have your clearance yet?