My investigation was Closed Discontinuance in 5/2019. I was advised to contact VROC for an explanation. I did was told by VROC rep that my employers security had to call to get that info due to HIPPA laws. I contacted FS Security and advised them of what I was told.
This is the response I received from my current employer’s FS Security.
FYI names have been removed to maintain privacy of the individuals involved:
Per our conversation yesterday, we have reached out to VROC and they were unable to provide us further information. The reason they gave is because your profile in the system was separated from Unisys in March 2019. Because the profile is not attached to Unisys, they will not release any further information to us.
We have researched this matter further and have discovered your clearance process was stopped per program management. We have documentation stating to remove you from the process back in April 2018. This was due to you not being able to start until July 2018 (first email attached). When you began in July, you sent us your Security Clearance Request Form to begin the clearance process. We received notification in August 2018 that the Interim was denied. In December 2018, you notified former HR recruiter that you had meeting with investigators.
Based on that notification, the former HR recruiter sought further clarification. Our Director of Security informed the recruiter of the following “Once the Interim is denied, they continue with the investigation, which when completed, will result in a denial of a final clearance, or least likely an approval. “(second email attached).
The former HR recruiter was no longer a recruiter with Unisys after February 2019 and Senior recruiter took over. This recruiter was provided with a list that you were listed on regarding other employees whose Interim was declined. (Not attaching due to other employees personal information).
On March 27, 2019, we have an email from Senior Service Manager confirming to remove you from the process due to your Interim being declined (Not attaching due to other employees personal information).
Last email I have is from a current HR recruiter asking about re-starting the process. Our FS Director stated, “Her Interim was declined. She was removed for that reason per program management.” (third email attached)
Here are my concerns:
I was not made aware about the Interim status until I asked the current HR person about it since I had been sending emails to the former, not getting any response, and hadn’t seen her in passing. I then realized she was no longer with company and reached out the current HR recruiter.
Can a candidate be withdrawn from the JPAS process based on Interim denial? Apparently so, because everything I’ve read in this email states I was “removed” as a result.
Does the sponsoring company have its own program management that it works from?
Why take me through the process of an investigation if I was removed from the program?
Does this now prevent me from ever getting any kind of clearance ever?
Is this matter attestable?
I don’t want to be but I am annoyed and feel like this was handled in a very shady way. The lack of communication has me disappointed more so than anything.