I renewed my Security Clearance in February 2018 and was laid off in September 2018. I started a new job in November of 2018 and the company I am working for promised to carry over my security clearance before I accepted the job.
After I was hired I kept asking if they took over my clearance and did not get an answer.
Finally they told me they were not going to take it over. I protested and showed them the email I had from their HR saying she spoke to the Security person and confirmed they would carry it over. They put me part time on a project that required a clearance.
Now I was asked to stop working on the project that required clearance and it happens to be in coincidence with the 2 years after my security clearance was renewed (Feb 2018 - Feb 2020) As I understand a security Clearance is good for two years after it was issued.
I believe they only intended to extend it and not actually take it over. Now I believe I am going to lose it because they mislead me.
Here are my questions:
- Can I pay for my security clearance myself to keep it going?
- If I took another job what would the process be to get my security clearance again? Is it any easier since I was recently went through the process?
- Do I have any recourse against the company for basically misleading me?
Any help would be appreciated.