My husband has been waiting on a top secret clearance to work as a background investigator for some time now. A couple of weeks back, he was informed he was granted favorable determination to work on the contract. When he inquired what that meant and if he could then start training, he was told that their company’s security approved his clearance but that they now need to wait for OPM to approve before he can receive a training date. They estimated an additional 3-4 weeks for OPM to approve.
We’re confused because from everything we’ve read, shouldn’t it be his employer who approves the contract and not OPM? And OPM just conducts the investigation? Or are they really the ones who complete the adjudication process? I guess we’re mainly wondering what we’re waiting on at this point if he’s already been approved. Thanks for any insight!