Ok so this may come off a bit confusing. Hopefully I explain the situation well.
I was recently discharged from a contractor for failure to self report situations that affect eligibility for security clearance.
I did an SF-86 in approximately 2005 while in the Marine Corps and held a secret clearance until October 2009 when I completed my contract.
In February of 2011 I was hired at the company in question. At no time over the last 8 and a half years have I done an SF-85/86, nor has anyone notified me that my previous secret was used/downgraded to a POT.
My first question, is this legal? Shouldn’t I have been required to fill out some paperwork along the way? How can I be required to self report in a situation in which I never knew about? I reported all of my legal matters to the company and it was never once suggested that I speak to the security officer. I feel like I was caught up in a fairly serious security violation on the company’s part.
Also, if my level of trust was revoked would I receive some sort of communication from the government agency? Something to notify me of the revocation of my eligibility and information for an appeal? All of this seems so fishy to me and I was just hoping to get some opinions before speaking with a lawyer.
Thanks in advance for any input.