Last December, I had a NACI clearance while I completed field work with the Centers for Disease Control. I submitted my SF-85 in October, and started working at one of their secure labs in December. I never received a CAC, because people were out of town for the holidays and everything was moving slowly. I wasn't ever sure if my security clearance investigation had been completed, but they did let me into their lab and onto their computers, so I assumed it had.
In October, I was offered a government contractor position which requires a NACLC tier 3 clearance. They assumed I would get reciprocity with my previous clearance while the NACLC investigation was ongoing. As far as I know, they never received an answer from DHA if my previous clearance was acceptable, so I have been unemployed for two months now, with my start date pushed back three times. Now I don't even have a start date until they hear about my NACLC investigation being completed.
Shouldn't my previous clearance been adequate for reciprocity? I'm unsure how long I should expect to wait for my NACLC investigation to take. Has anyone been in a similar situation?