I don’t think its “to be fair”, there was nothing recent or ongoing, like drug use etc that would dictate her to act as enhanced HR. It can be seen as an abuse of power because it states that the SF86 is not use for employment decisions by the company you are hired with, its to determine suitability for the clearance.
I exposed my private life to be hired in the first place(having a felony was never asked or did I feel need to be disclosed, I figured it would have come up in my background check - obviously it didn’t, then I give 100% exposure on my SF86 for candor and it got me suspended and “we have to talk to our lawyer about your employment” jargon for a week. Then when I get back she smiles in my face with the head of human resources saying. “You are all clear welcome back” .
So it sounds like that adage applies in her case in this instance as well. The head of HR and her got into it pretty bad about me, I felt guilty about that. She ultimately quit. She reached out to me a few weeks later saying “it was just the FSO, being the FSO and overreacting, but told me to relax as my boss was excited to have me there” but its hard to be comfortable around a person who made your first month there hell-acious and who knows what’s in the back of her mind every time she sees you.
I enjoy the work and my team, I want the clearance in part to rub it in her face for causing all this drama - as she is quite frankly a symbol of society in general when it comes to people with a criminal history, and in my case its for nothing. I literally have always been a pretty boring person. my old boss and lawyers put me in a situation that caused my felony, the system isn’t too fair when it comes to minorities (when you are looking for a zebra, you tend to find it regardless of the circumstances), and before, during, and after that I am still boring.