<p class="MsoNormal">During September 2013, my DOE employer asked me to submit Eqip for Secret Clearance.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> After 6 Months, the employer asked me to re-submit Eqip again as the requirement is for Top Secret Clearance. Hence I did the same as of March 2014. During April 2014, SSBI was conducted.. I was informed that my case has move to Adjudication during May 2014. I have no issues that are potential reasons for rejection So far, everything has been silent. My questions are:</p>
<li class="MsoNormal">My employer tells me it takes about 9 months for TS clearance. Should I count the time taken from first Eqip submission or the second. Will there be a seniority maintained for Eqip submissions ?
<li class="MsoNormal">Is the ongoing breaches of security clearances (USIS etc) affect the adjudication process ?
<p class="MsoNormal">Kindly let me know. Many thanks in advance.</p>