I have been posting a lot in the much bigger thread, but I figured with this question I would start a new conversation.
This week I have been conversing with my FSO and OPM's FOIA line. Today is day 161 since my paperwork and fingerprint submission. I called OPM on Friday as I do once a month and the lady told me I should have seen my interim a long long time ago. I was still listed as "Pending" on their system though. She advised me to call my security office right away. I know that as of the Friday before this call my employer as not heard on my interim. Anyways, speaking with my FSO he said " DSS has still not received the NAC (National Agency Check) results. They requested them again per our request to expedite your case. Be advised 140 days is just the norm; many cases go longer for a variety of reasons." I called OPM back again asking if they finished my NAC or not and told me they are not doing a NAC on me, but a "Tier 3" investigation. The lady said that is the same thing. My concern is now, if DSS wants the results of the NAC for my interim, if this is going to take just as long as it would take for a whole clearance? I mean, if OPM is conducting this investigation in order to award a final clearance, but yet DSS needs that investigation’s results to just give a interim…..I think something is not quite right in my understanding.
Regardless, I hope my FSO's request will help yield something very soon. With them "Expediting" my case.