Renewal close to retirement date

Everyones clearance got moved from 5 yrs to 6 years. I was told that since I’m retiring and do not have 1 yr retainability that my unit will not start the PR. Will acontractor still pick me up when I start terminal? My unit said that I’m still good until I retire.

Whoever picks you up is going to have to do your clearance and you may not be able to start until it is complete.

Sadly that is a drawback of extensions such as that. One of our compound duty sections was run by the government and transitioned to contracts. As the final year came to a close the government supervisors let a lot of the clearances go out of scope. A dozen or more did not like the new contract compensation and decided to leave. When they debriefed…their clearances were gone and we needed to start fresh.