Investigation closed without interview


My T5R investigation started October 2016 and on August 17, 2017 it went into closed status. However, I have not been interviewed and neither has anyone I know. I’m really confused as to what’s going on. I know normally after the investigation closes it goes to adjudication and you get your clearance eligibility shortly thereafter. Can anyone shed some light on this?


The only dim light I can shed (perhaps appropriate on this eclipse day) is that the investigator may have conducted interviews with people you are no longer in contact with. I’ve seen this happen. I would think for a T5 they’d do a subject interview but maybe not.

So hard to predict any of this process. As for getting your clearance eligibility “shortly” after the investigation completes, well, “shortly” is a relative term.


From my recent experience: I was interviewed a month (Oct 2016) after I submitted my EQIP. The investigator said it was only to clear up a few items on the SF86 (debt issue). Investigation closed Feb 2017 and I was told I was in adjudications. My most recent conversation with the FSO was that I wasn’t actually in adjudications - but in a QUE for adjudications instead. Why they didn’t just say that I don’t know. Early July 2017 I was actually assigned to an Adjudicator. I’m still waiting for my T3/Secret (at least that is what it says when I FOIA’d my background information). Good Luck and hope your clearance comes soon.


Thank you. I would imagine I’ll be interviewed before its adjudicated but I guess we will see. It’s been almost a year already so I’m hoping we don’t go more toward two before this process is done.


A Subject Interview and employment reference interviews are required components of a T5R. I have no idea what might have happened with your investigation. Do a Privacy Act request and get a copy of the investigation to see what happened. You can also do a Privacy Act request for a copy of your clearance database record, which might also reveal what happened. Whatever happened, your investigation will probably be reopened or reinitiated and completed to national standards at some point.


Well today I found out what happened. OPM closed my investigation with no further action because “they couldn’t find me”. Despite me having completed my EQIP in October 2016 with all the correct and current information. I haven’t been called on my cell or home phone. No voicemail left on either of them. No letter, no emails, nothing. I am so angry and also very disappointed. I feel like the last year has been a total waste as I wouldn’t be surprised if I go to the back of the line now when it’s reopened (already in the process of happening). I just don’t understand how they can say they can’t find me. I live in England not Neverland.


Hello, just a quick question: can you request a copy of your background information (FOIA) while an investigation still in process?! Thanks.


Short in relation to geologic time maybe?