Question Regarding Upcoming Poly

I failed one poly with a 3 letter agency under DOJ. I am in the process of taking a poly with 2 more under DOJ. I was not told why I failed the poly. But I do think the polygrapher failed me because he thought I wasn’t being truthful about crime committed either in my adulthood or when I was younger :man_shrugging:t3:. I currently have a secret clearance with a 3 letter agency under DHS. Would that fail polygraph affect my chances since those agencies are under DOJ?

Can’t say for sure but I have met several people who ‘failed’ a poly with Agency X only to later pass a poly and get hired by Agency Y, in some cases both X and Y fell under the Dept of Defense.

I think it may be a positive sign that you have gotten this far in the process that they will schedule a poly, since they undoubtedly know about the previous attempt.

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge

Yes, your prior failed polygraph will affect your chances with other agencies. When you go for your polygraphs, you’ll be asked about any prior polygraphs you’ve undergone and what the outcome was. When you disclose that you’ve previously failed a polygraph, that will tend to bias the polygraph operator against you, making your failing a second time more likely.

It seems like I did very well on the poly.

Congratulations! I’m glad to know that your prior polygraph did not determine the outcome of your subsequent one. :slightly_smiling_face:

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