Its time to shake the tree


#13

When did you submit SF86


#14

Sept 2017… been in adjudication since 8 Feb.


#15

I am in adjudication since October 2017 with more than two years in total waiting for TS. I think I shoul talk to some authority as well.


#16

Mine is only for a DoS secert with a squeaky clean record, ive held DoD secert, TS and TS/SCI and was even a held a TS/SCI courier card in Iraq. Shouldnt take this long for a secert. If I was going for a TS at the 18 month mark I would have contacted my congressman, for my secert I gave it until 100 days in adjudaction to finally seek answers. Ill give the broken system its due process but enough is enough.


#17

Is that 18 months from applicant signing an offer, 18 months from sending in the SF-86, or 18 months from the beginning of investigation? Can you offer any insight into what might be going on for an applicant who signed an offer, sent in the SF-86, and was only contacted by a BI a full 14 months later (and is not 22 months from sending in the SF-86)? Which event would count as the beginning of the process for the 18 month benchmark?


#19

I will claim 18 months from the date the cover sheet is sent to the clearance office. Why this date? Because a company can offer a position, and still take a few months to get the SF86 finished with the applicant, the company security officer can sit on it for a few months before sending it in, and the clearance office will likely have it in a cue for a month or two before it is assigned. When I get an approval, they return my cover sheet and I see the date the clearance was granted and the date we scanned it to clearance division. I see a rare 12 month person, but 90% for TS SCI poly take a robust 18 months and 2 years is seen frequently enough.


#20

I’ve seen 27 months in adjudication. So yes I have seen long waits and eventual approvals.


#21

Wow let’s hope that’s a rare case…


#22

I thought that State still wasn’t polygraphing at all.


#23

no, DoS has position that require a TS/SCI with poly and well as aplha and gamma read ons.


#24

I’m assuming you are in Tucson. :smiley:


#25

This wigged me out at first, I was like “ how in the [email protected]$! Does this person know where I’m at” then it clicked that I did give my congresswoman’s name… complete OPSEC failure … lol


#26

Amberbunny.
The FSO emailed me the date that he put my SF-86 into the pipe line. It has bee year now to date for my SF-86 TS SCI Poly. To date everyone that I listed on the 86 has been field interviewed, Friends, family, place that I lived,places that I worked, schools, and me as well. But t this point iI have yet to hear anything at all. Though the next step would be having to go for a polly. what should I expect from here on out? or how much longer would you think?
thank you
Jc


#27

I have been waiting for DoD secret clearance for 17 months now and in adjudication for last 5 months. During BI, investigator told me that my case is straightforward. I contacted senator’s office to check with DoDCAF. The only thing I have heard is that my case is assigned to an adjudicator an is under review.

I received copy of investigation and everything looks good to me. My previous supervisors were contacted, their status shows pending and undelivered. I wonder if adjudicators are trying to reach out to them for more info. This is a very opaque process


#28

how long did it take for you to recieve the copy of your BI? I requested mine a month ago and nothing, but mine is for a DoS secert.


#29

It took 3 weeks. I asked NBIB which is part of OPM.


#30

The timelines I see normally: 4 months after submission to the clearance folks, the member is contacted. 4 to 5 months after that a Poly gets scheduled, and they clear about 6 months after that. 18 months is a normal clearance time up to 2 years.


#31

What about for just a secret… no TS, no SCI, no poly… just a secret oh and for DoS not DoD


#32

4 to 6 months. I will tell you working with State to crossover their clearances was quite a challenge. They kept taking me in circles as if it couldn’t be done. It can be but getting them to do it is frustrating.


#33

Wow, 6 months after the poly to clear? An individual at the agency where I’m undergoing the processing told me that after the poly, everything typically moves pretty quick ( as in, within a month). I know it all depends on the individual’s case, but I think what’s frustrating is that there seems to be no real time-frame to rely upon. Are the hiring components typically able to wait that long to get their new hire on-board - (knowing how long it “really” takes)?