Hello, all… Great forum, really appreciate the info in here.
I started a Secret clearance position with a defense contractor this spring, and got my interim Secret clearance for day one. On my first day there, I was immediately asked to do some things that were not kosher for the sake of reducing cost and complexity (let’s just say they were ok with operating way outside of NIST 800-171 compliance); I was not cool with the situation, resigned after four days, debriefed transparently with my FSO, and began looking for other jobs.
20 days ago, I accepted a Secret clearance job with another contractor, and I explained my background in the interview. I was supposed to start Aug. 19, but for whatever reason, they never checked me in JPAS until Aug. 15. They informed me that day that I have a Loss of Jurisdiction status in JPAS that needs resolved before I can start, and they submitted an RRU to resolve it.
I’m still cool with the FSO at my former employer, and they confirmed that I have no Incident Reports in JPAS and that the Loss of Jurisdiction is really just about the common separation from that company, which should be adjudicated easily. They also stated that my background investigation related to my spring e-QIP is actually showing as completed in JPAS.
My issue is that my job offer with the new contract states that I must be able to achieve at least an interim Secret clearance within 21 days of offer acceptance (or, by tomorrow), “or within a reasonable period given current processing timeframes”.
For what I assume is a simple case like mine, can anyone share what their recent RRU timeframes have been over this summer, as well as what I might be able to expect when results come back? Thanks a ton for your time and perspective!