I am wondering if anyone has any experience with with a similar
situation or advice.
Let me describe the situation I find myself in:
In 2013 I was hired by Company A for a dod contractor position. They
handled submitting everything for my security clearance. An interim
clearance was approved and I began work.
In 2014 Company B got the contract and took over many of the positions
I began working for company B filling the same position with no downtime.
2018 Company C wins the contract and my position goes to Company C.
I accept an offer with company C to continue filling the same
position. In the process of taking ownership of my clearance company C
discovers that my clearance was Administratively Withdrawn in 2016 and I had been working, unbeknownst to me, at a DoD facility with no active clearance for 2 years.
After checking into it with my manager from Company B I received an email indicating that Company B had never taken ownership of my
clearance as they should have.
Company C put me on mandatory leave without pay status while they
resubmitted my clearance as if I were new. After 2 months my interim
clearance was approved and I returned to work for company C at the same facility. I have since received notification from Company C’s security office that a final clearance was granted by DOD CAF.
Being technically still employed by C, I couldn’t claim unemployment for the down time. I have had it suggested to me that there is a government process/procedure that would require Company B to pay some type of furlough pay for the time lost due to their mistake.
The closest thing I could find myself was 5220.6 E3.1.42 but I’m not sure if that would apply.
Does anyone else have experience with a similar situation or know of a
way to recover lost wages for the period I was unable to work at the facility?