Waiting for a Tier 1 Clearance


#1

I have been waiting since 10/17/18 for a tier 1 clearance and now my job is getting antsy because I started working before the clearance was complete. This is a common practice within the company. Can I be terminated because of how long the investigation is taking???


#2

The correct terminology for a Tier 1 is suitability or fitness to work for the government. It is NOT a clearance. T1s take between 3-6 months normally, but certain items that are required (e.g., military service) sometimes get stuck at whatever agency is supposed to provide it to NBIB.


#3

Thank you for that. my next question is can my job terminate me because of how long the background takes?


#4

If you are already working then you have been given interim approval based on the FBI criminal history check and a screening of your application. They will not terminate you because of an investigation that is still pending completion.


#5

Thanks for your information