T-5 Favorably Adjudicated, but May Not Take Job


#1

I’ve been a contingent hire at company A, a DoD contractor, pending a successful T-5 investigation. I recently received word that my investigation was favorably adjudicated and my TS clearance is all set. While I was a contingent at company A, I applied and took a job at company B.

I notified company A of this when I took the job and they sad that’s fine, you can work there and we’ll keep you on the bench until your TS comes in.

The original agreement I signed with company A was non-binding, and since my clearance has come in, I’m having second thoughts about fully committing to the job at company A because I really like working for company B.

If I decide to not take the job with company A, would my investigation still be current for the usual 2 years such that I could possibly take a job with another DoD contractor? Or would I have to go through the whole process again?


#2

You eligibility should remain for two years from the date it was adjudicated.


#3

The key word here is “should.” In any case don’t be alarmed if they have you fill out a new SF-86 or possibly an SF-86C, which is a shorter form that asks if anything has changed since your last investigation.


#4

Does this fall true for Polygraph as well? If a DOD agency conducts a FSP will that remain whether or not the position is accepted?


#5

Either way, you should sleep soundly knowing that you were successfully adjudicated and even if you have to fill out a SF-86C, you are in control of that history which is just a delta.