How long does a reinstatement usually take? I have TS/SCI/FS since 2008 as NSA contractor and left a cleared position in summer 2016 due to a security incident (modified my user account as an admin for testing) and was walked off the contract. Company desponsored me for any cleared work and released me due to lack of available work (small company). In fall 2016, I accepted a contingent offer with another small company pending customer approval and transfer of clearance. Customer approved in Oct and company put in the paperwork for reinstatement. I thought this would be a couple of months process.
It's now June (8 months since I signed with the new company, 11 months since I last used my clearance). The company FSO checks my status once a month and it still shows "eval 1 backlog." I had a subject interview in Feb but that's it. Does the fact that no company is holding my clearance currently affect the delay? Is it because I'm contractor? My old company has recently offered to bring me back to work on some cleared DIA contracts until this process completes. Apparently, whatever issue is occurring with my NSA clearance doesn't affect DIA clearance?
Some friends suggested I contact my congressman for assistance but I don't know what he can do or how to format my request. Advice?