I have/had a secret clearance since 2011. I left my former employer last week Saturday due to a layoff and was due to begin the same exact position but with a new DoD contractor Monday. Basically, I was only changing contracting companies due to lack of funding/contract change, but my job is exactly the same. Today I was informed by the new security officer from the new company that I do not have an active clearance and that it shows, “Loss of Jurisdiction.” Keep in mind that I have been working in a cleared facility up to Saturday 7/25 without ever being notified that I did not have an active clearance. I started with the old company back in Sept 2014 and provided all the information necessary to transfer my clearance to them when they reached out to me to verify my SSN, etc. So as of Sept 2014 I should have been good with an active clearance that’s the last that I know of.
Since I was laid off from the old employer I know I terminated on good terms and I even have a paper from them showing that I am eligible for rehire. I really don’t understand what has gone wrong. I reached out to the old employer today and was told that the JPAS system was down and they would look into it.
What could this be?
The new security officer said to her it looked like the clearance was never actually moved over to the old company, in September 2014, but of course I have no access to JPAS and thus I can not verify this. However, if so, then that means that I’ve effectively been working in a cleared facility without a clearance? I really don’t understand and thought I’d reach out to some people that may have had experiences with this, “Loss of Jurisdiction.”
I’m at a loss here and really do not know what to do. If this doesn’t turn out to be simply some error or mistake then I am effectively out of a job. I am supposed to start Monday, but I am being told that I will not be able to start and the position does not allow for interim clearances so basically if I’m unable to get my clearance changed to active I’ve lost a job.
Thanks in advance for any help and insight that you may provide!