I’m filling out e-QIP for a secret clearance (SF-86), and I was wondering what is considered public safety personnel for the following question:
In the last seven (7) years has your use of alcohol had a negative impact on your work performance, your professional or personal relationships, your finances, or resulted in intervention by law enforcement/public safety personnel?
Do EMS personnel count in this definition? I’m asking because I was taken to the hospital for excessive intoxication in October 2010, and I’m wondering if I need to report this.
I listed the incident on a previous SF-86 form for a contracting company. The company didn’t go forward with submitting the clearance package because the hospitalization occurred so closely to when they planned to file it. Should I have recorded this incident?
Also, there is an archival copy of the form in my e-QIP profile with the incident listed. Should I go ahead an record it again just because of this?
I’m also wondering how this will affect my clearance odds. I didn’t have any incidents prior to the 2010 hospitalization, and I haven’t had any problems since, though I continue to consume alcohol.