I’m currently having my first SSBI done on me for a job at DHS. It’s for high risk public trust, but is still the whole nine yards. I’m currently working the job, as I was given an advanced EOD.
I had my background interview two weeks ago and answered all questions honestly. I had heard many of my friends, co-workers, and family members say they were contacted by an investigator. After the interview my investigator said she had to have everything done in the next couple of days and that I would know of the decision in late December, early January.
Well, today I received a phone call to meet with th investigator at my work again to “pick my brain” for some more sources. She told me that they were light on sources. I thought this was strange given that they had developed two sources (people from my past that I hardly remembered) and interviewed numerous others. Also, I thought it was strange because they did not interview one of the names I gave on the SF-86. I figured they’d at least try to get him to give some sources. Finally, they went to my neighborhood to interview two neighbors that literally knew me for 25 years, but left after they didn’t answer the door.
I guess my question is in regards to whether this is normal or not? Does an investigator ever “botch” the interviewing of sources? One of the investigators spent five days in my home state talking to everyone I knew. I’d be grateful to get some thoughts on this…