SF85-P Timeframe??


#1

Hello everyone. I was given a TO for DHS and I have submitted my equip (SF85p) last week along with my fingerprints. I have already done my drug test. What is the usual timeframe before everything is completed?I am a former federal employee with a previous PT investigation completed but under a different agency. Am i able to start work before my investigation is done?


#2

May be a bit. For me, I’ve been working while the investigation continues.

10/17: SF85P completed
12/17: credit pulled
6/18: Interviewed by BI


#3

When did you receive your interim clearance? Right now my paperwork is with EOD to see if i can get pass suitability. I should be able to start soon since theres nothing on my record and im a former federal employee


#4

I’m at a non-defense/sensitive agency. The work authorization was immediate when I started the process in October.


#5

I filled out SF85P and SF85PS on the end of July and this past week my clearance was granted. It seems to me super fast!

June 30(ish) submit EQIP
July 15 - was contacted for missing info
August 22 - Granted


#6

Oh wow that was fast! For what agency?Right now they’re saying my file is waiting to pass suitability determination and can’t give me a timeframe for when it will be completed.Was you granted an interim or was your background investigation fully completed?


#7

I know right! It’s for DHS. I don’t know for sure but I assume it’s interim because 2 months seems very fast.


#8

I filled out SF85P and SF85PS on the end of July and this past week my clearance was granted. It seems to me super fast!

June 30(ish) submit EQIP
July 15 - was contacted for missing info
August 22 - Granted

That does seem a bit fast. Are you sure an ATO or interim was not granted while the BI proceeds?


#9

All, to clarify: you do not get an interim clearance or a clearance for SF85/P-S positions. No clearance. Those are SF86 investigations.

Your suitability is assessed and you are generally able to work before final adjudication assuming preliminary checks are favorable.


#10

Yes I am aware that we don’t get a clearance with SF85P/S positions. Thanks for the clarification


#11

Might be. I asked last week and was told that they are going to give me more information. They did not provide any info whether it’s interim/suitability etc. At this point, I really don’t know


#12

Your didn’t have an interview?

I’m on day 48… I hope I can say the same in 5 days time, but not getting my hopes up. I have no indication that my credit was even pulled.


#13

Normally, if your credit report was not pulled, your case papers have not been submitted.


#14

Well that’s discouraging.

When you say case papers not submitted, does that mean the contractor hiring me hasn’t submitted it? When I contacted my recruiter, they said “Background process still on goingNo issues reported to date”

Is there a chance that the inquiry isn’t showing up on my credit report?


#15

Where are you looking to see if your credit was pulled? It’s a “soft pull” so it will not show up on Credit Karma and similar sites.


#16

I used a free pull from Equifax to see my soft pulls and didn’t see anything. I saved my other two “free” reports if I wanted to check again. It won’t be necessary though :slight_smile: I got the call to day that I have a start date of 9/17 :slight_smile:


#17

@futuretracker what agency is this for?i’ve passed clearance but waiting on confirmation for my EOD.it’s been over a week since i got the call for a verbal final offer