Unresponsive HR, FSO

Hi All,
My first post. My situation; I previously hold a s secret clearance (granted interim 6/2015, granted secret 8/2015. DOD Contractor) but due to family circumstances, I took some time off from the workforce for over 24 months . Unfortunately, I was not aware at that time clearances will lapse once over 24 months. Now, fast forward to 2019, last Oct 2019 , a DOD contractor contacted me and ask if I’m interested in a open position with them . I told the HR person , yes. Without any contingent offer signed , the company started an investigation.
Completed/certify eqip: 10/18/19
Fingerprint competed: 10/29/2019
All paperwork submitted According to FSO: 10/29/2019

10/29/2019 Last time I had communication with the FSO. He said he will let me know once he know something regarding my interim secret(if and when) which he said takes about two weeks.

12/02/2019 Contacted DCSA regarding the investigation. They received my finger print but they have not received the pertaining paperwork(eqip).

11/25/2109, 12/06/2019 e mailed HR, FSO seeking updates about the job/clearance -No response.

Should I just forget about this and move one or am I prematurely worried about the processing of clearance which may take several months?


Sounds like HR and the FSO gave up on you. That is terrible when it happen. I think they owe you a reply and maybe say "do not contact us for more info earlier than 30 more days. Fair enough. But going unresponsive is just bad form.

Absolutely unethical

Pick up the phone and call. Emails are easy to ignore.

Finally received an email form the HR, reads

“There was an issue with processing your clearance and we are no longer continuing the investigation”

What the heck, what issue I wonder?

Lived in the same house for 10 years and we own it, no criminal record, DUI, traffic tickets. Credit history/score is spotless. The only issue I was thinking is perhaps my overseas travel with family for tourism purpose 2016-2019 travel all around Asia( HK, Macau, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea)

I’m guessing the position was no longer available or they had a guy already cleared or crossed one over fast and did not want to wait. Personally, I believe that should be explained to you.

A recruiter sent me my clearance status on JPAS for my reference. She said it’s still valid/active, is she correct ?

“PSI Adjudication of NACLC OPM, Opened [2015 06 17] Closed [2015 08 26], determined Eligibility of Secret on [2015 09 02) DOD CAF
Interim Adjudication of , Opened , , determined Eligibility of Interim Secret on [2015 06 01) DOD CAF”