I apologize if I am creating this thread again as I have looked for it and couldn’t find anything to post my question.
Here is my background and timeline and what to do next?
I worked for Company A in commercial world, no clearance required. Got burned out after 7yrs and decided to interview with a DoD contractor (one of the 5 big Aero & Defense company) in Fall 2017. Was offered a tentative job after successful interview rounds from Company B, who also submitted my eQiP. Btw, meanwhile I left company A and took another job offer with Company C (who doesn’t need clearance to begin with).
Fall 2017 (August/September): Interview with Company B
December 2017/January 2018: Tentative offer finalized with Company B
Feb 2018: Submitted my eQiP
March 26, 2018: Credit report run, Company A manager received the bubble/questionnaire to fill out
March 2018: Status - Eligibility Pending --> crickets after that
November 2018 - Quit company A and started working with Company C (they dont need clearance to start)
Feb 1, 2019: Got a call from an investigator in AZ (this is the location of tentative job offer with company B).
I was excited to hear that voicemail to call back the investigator back as i was approaching the one year mark since eQiP submission.
Investigator: I would like to schedule an interview with you to go over your file
Me: Sure, I am available for that
Investigator: Are you in AZ?
Me: No, I am in CA. (my address on eQiP has always been in CA, except that I recently moved to Southern Cal from Northern Cal)
Investigator: We can have an interview over phone, however I would want to verify your passport in person.
Me: Fingers crossed and then i hear…
Investigator: I would have to transfer your file to CA. Takes my new physical address and enters in the system.
Me: Any timeline on when I can be next contacted by the investigator?
Investigator: I know we in AZ are backed up, but in CA investigators are even more backed up.
Me: Nothing to say at this point, I thanked her and that was the end of conversation.
Waited almost a year to get a call from investigator, only to get my file transferred to another state. How in the world my file even went to someone in AZ, I am CA resident (although i had recently moved but still). God knows how long it will take now for new investigator to call me? Has this happened to anyone before?
P.S. My financial, background is all good. Only thing that investigator might want to ask question I believe would be I am a naturalized citizen and do have my mom in another country (friendly to US) that I frequently talk to and rarely talk to my extended family (the members were listed on my eQiP).