Hi, I am new here and have a couple of questions that are (sort-of) tied together.
WARNING: VERY LONG POST
I currently have a DOD Secret clearance (w/SAP) and I applied for a job in the IC. I accepted their conditional offer and filled out the SF-86 about a month ago. The background investigation is officially underway as I will interview with my investigator next week.
- What are my chances of favorable adjudication for TS/SCI given the following blemishes on my record (all reported on the SF-86)?
a. 2 speeding tickets (one in 2014, the other in 2017). Both tickets were infractions, not misdemeanors.
b. A foreign contact that I used to have occasional contact with via social media (1-2 times a year) but I haven’t had contact with her since 2016 or 2017 and as of August 2018 have cut off all ties with. She was living in the US at the time I last had contact with her.
Back in April 2018, I was submitted for access to a particular SAP and reported her on one of the necessary forms and mentioned that I hadn’t had contact with her at all for 1-2 years at that time. A representative from the PSO basically said (and I’m paraphrasing here) “We’re lazy and would rather not look into this foreign contact. Since you aren’t close with her, do you want to just go ahead and delete her from social media and fill out the form again saying you have no foreign contacts?”. I said “Sure, no problem” and cut off all ties and sent in the revised form. I was read in about 4 months later.
Just to be clear, I DID report her on the IC SF-86 since the question was a “Have you EVER…” question and mentioned in the comments that I no longer am in contact with her.
Other than the stuff listed, my background is clean. I’ve never had any delinquencies on any debt, never been arrested, never done any recreational drugs (besides alcohol, if that counts), never have traveled outside the country within the last 10 years, have never had a bad performance review or have had any security infractions/violations at my current position, and so on.
- Assuming I get favorably adjudicated for TS/SCI, would I be able to have the DOD “pick up” the TS should I decide not to take the job?
I am seriously interested in the job but there are factors being considered which may make me change my mind. Namely, I potentially have another job opportunity that is at my current location so I wouldn’t have to move across the country away from all my friends and family, and if that job comes to fruition, I may pass on the IC opportunity. But that is a big “if” and if that job doesn’t happen and I do get offered the job in the IC, I am definitely taking it.
There have been lots of questions posted on here about clearance transfers, and based on what I have read, my gut feeling the answer is “no” because favorable adjudication only means that I’m eligible for TS/SCI and wouldn’t actually be granted the clearance until I accept the final job offer and get read in to the SCI control systems/compartments.
However, I am also thinking the answer might be “yes” because I am guessing that there would be some record somewhere that states I am TS eligible. If that is the case, would my current supervisor just be able to make up a new TS billet for me and move me to that billet where they could grant me local TS access since I’ve already been determined eligible? Or does that only work if I’ve actually been GRANTED the TS?
I apologize for the dissertation but I just wanted to get all of my thoughts and questions straight.
Thanks in advance for putting up with my lack of conciseness and your input!