I got a job offer with a defense contractor requiring a Secret clearance a month and a half ago and signed my final paperwork with HR 4 weeks ago. I was given an initial start date of September, 24th. This was before I received my e-QIP or fingerprint forms. I was then told a week prior to my start date that they would have to move my start date to October 8th. After submitting my e-QIP and other forms, I was told that I would “likely” start “around Halloween” although they would try to expedite my paperwork. I’ve already submitted TWO letters of resignation and a two-weeks notice to my current employer and it looks as though I’ll have to submit a third.
This is the first cleared job I have ever gotten, so I am unfamiliar with the way the process works. Is my case at all normal? I’m starting to think I erred in providing my 2-weeks as early as I did and I’m starting to get questions from people at my current job what’s going on. I don’t have any major blemishes on my record, other than one or two speeding tickets. Should I be at all worried my position will fall through?