I am looking for help and guidance from experts in this forum. I am new to the clearance process, so please bear with me if my questions seem silly.
I received a tentative offer (early July) for a federal job requiring top secret clearance.
I submitted OF306 first week of July and SF86 during 3rd week of July and noticed credit inquiry from OPM the week after. My wife and I are naturalized citizens, my parents are US permanent residents. I have a brother in India working for US multinational company since last several years. I do not have any other material foreign contacts. My background is completely clean and have excellent credit history.
Since the credit inquiry, there have not been any progress which worries me. It's been almost 5 weeks since SF86 submission. Not only I haven't heard anything about a personal interview, but none of my SF86 references have been contacted. From reading the forums, I would think case should have moved somewhat.
Now, I am aware of unfortunate USIS situation causing delays. But, I was wondering:
1) If my case was with USIS, would they have automatically reassigned it to another contractor? Does OPM maintain overall queue from which cases are handled in order?
2) Is there OPM fed investigator overseeing the investigation done by contractor company and ensures 1)?
3) Assuming 1) and 2) , should I be worried that I haven't heard anything?
4) Is it possible that they are looking at granting interim clearance, which is why they haven't contacted anyone yet?
I am new to the clearance process and not understanding different steps and sequence involved or having any visibility into SSBI process is making me very uncomfortable. I know it takes time, but I really want this to progress at least somewhat.
Thanks in advance.