Secret PR timeframe



I heard that PR for Secret clearance is now 5 years but just read on here that PR for TS is 6. What is the current and future (16 months) requirements for PR. My TWMS status indicates 2022 but I am already over the 5 years period since last PR started. I am looking to witch jobs and want to smooth future employers that they got a cleared man for at least 4 more years.



There has been some talk about requiring five year update for Secret but it ain’t gonna happen if you ask this squirrel.


I’m gonna ask this squirrel. Why do you say that?


I say that because the backlog is so overwhelming at this point that if they started doing updates for secret every five years it would crash the system.

I think they want to go to some kind of “continuous investigation” process but I don’t know what that really means.


DoD and IC agencies have not implemented the 5 year reinvestigation cycle for Secret level clearances. Some other agencies have. As long as your clearance eligibility shows active it can be transferred to a new employer.