I’m applying for TS/SCI and my clearance/access is still pending, but I just got an update that a T3 investigation was completed and I am eligible for Secret. What does this mean?? Was I found eligible for secret but not TS? Why was a T3 investigation conducted if I’m applying for TS? I’m confused.
Is it possible you had another application for a different job going?
Also, the job/employer you are speaking of may have adjusted the needs of the investigation and clearance after making a change in-house to the position (the position may have been downgraded in clearance level). It is also possible that someone has made a mistake. I would contact the security or HR rep you have been in contact with regarding this position.
Quick story here… I was interviewing an Army E9 for a triggered interview when he casually asked how long his TS would take. I told him a very long time as he was submitted for a secret level investigation. Four weeks later I was doing his Subject interview for the Tier 5.
Someone might have coded your submission for the wrong investigation type. We see this occasionally.
If it is a mistake do you think I would have to start the process again or would they just re-do the investigation for the correct clearance level?
All of this information is on my “security portal” for my company. I’ve been in the position for almost 6 months and going through the clearance process since I started. I also think it’s highly unlikely that my clearance changed from TS to secret without my knowledge…
You would be surprised what goes on without people’s knowledge.
if they have to upgrade from Secret to Top Secret they may have to start at least some of the investigation again - See backgdinvestigators response where he was back with the same person doing an the interview for a higher level investigation…
Not unlikely at all and happens way more often than some would think.