I was just notified today that I’m denied a non-sensitive (E-QIP) security clearance for the FAA. I don’t yet know why but from what I’ve read online I think I should be getting a statement of reason in the mail. Is that true? The point of contact on my E-QIP invitation hasn’t been answering the phone so I can’t ask why but someone in HR at the hiring company says she thinks it’s because I haven’t spent 3 out of the past 5 years in the US. Is that an automatic disqualification? I worked in China (not for an American company) for the past 7+ years but my home of record has always been in the US and I made 1 or 2 long trips back to the US every year.
I just got married and moved back to the US for good. I need this job and this clearance denial is a major setback for me. Any help, ideas, insight at all would be greatly appreciated.