hello, I am in great need of accurate advise on the matter below:
- I am a current NAF employee working in a job that requires Tier II background. When I arrive to this location my immediate supervisor insisted I needed a TIER III not a TIER II. I submitted the SF86. They interviewed me and then came back with an LOI stating I needed to address financial matters on my credit report. we did not have a security manager at that time so an active duty service member is filling that position. she advised me to send a one liner addressing the very few account on my record. I did that and of course DON-CAF came back this time with a SOR requesting I gave them more information and proof. I met with this service member and when she realized I was a non-appropriated employee she stated that she would back to DON-CAF request they downgraded my clearance to favorable and also ask for an extension. The next time I heard about this is when my second level supervisor approached me saying I had failed to answer the SOR. I explained to her that I was waiting for this service member to get back with me about the downgrade and the extension to answer the SOR. that same day I submitted my reply to her and now they are telling me that my clearance may be revoked because I didn’t reply to the SOR.
I had been tentatively offered a GS-11 job on the 10th of September and they rescinded the offer yesterday. My question is:
if they would have done the Tier II, could I have gotten an interim Tier III so I could accept the GS-11 job. The mistake was made from the beginning when they made me do a Tier III instead of a Tier II. Now I am sitting here, not knowing what to do and where to go and may lose this current job as well. I am furious. the credit issues are less than 10K all of them are closed accounts or have been paid for. I left federal service for 7 years and got laid off 4 times in those 7 years. My credit suffered but I am making payments towards the creditors now that I have stable employment.
should I hire an attorney to help me appeal? Should I file an IG for their negligence?
what is the main difference between a TIER II and Tier III investigations? I know Tier II will allow me to have access to classified information which I never ever handle.
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