I am in the midst of the suitability and security clearance process for a competitive foreign service position.
I just received a termination of candidacy from the HR final review panel and I intend to appeal, so I have two questions.
My previous employer made negative comments about me including incorrectly stating that I resigned suddenly and didn't provide two weeks notice. Former employer now is willing to correct this and try to take back the negative comments - what is the most effective way for them to do this?
I disclosed in SF-86 and my interview that I am a recovering alcoholic. Suitability letter says that my reported sobriety is "too recent" to mitigate my behavior, which includes one disturbing the peace ticket during a college party 4 years ago... I have 27 months sober and no relapses.
Are there objective guidelines for how much sobriety time is required? Medical clearance cleared me once I passed 24 months sober.