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FrankJr  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 11, 2021 2:20:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: specializedRB Go to Quoted Post
Hello all,

I did not know a security clearance tab existed on the forum, so figured I would move over here to ask questions and get some info.

Current fed with only public trust. Accepted a position that requires a secret, not top secret. It’s been a ghost town since submitting my eqip in December, which I expected given the holidays. How long would you expect to hear something from an investigator regarding my eqip? Also, what about interims, how long until you know whether or not you’re eligible or will be granted?

I am not expecting exact dates, I know each case is different for everyone. Just a ballpark. Thanks in advance.


The "new hire timeline" has 1000 responses to date in the new hire forum. Search the new hire timeline for reference. Considering the holidays the process isn't going to move quickly. The investigator call is a 2 week to 4 month timeline. The hiring / clearance process is a "don't call us, we'll call you" process. Don't stop applying for other jobs.

Clarify "accepted a position". tentative offer? final offer?
someoldguy  
#2 Posted : Monday, January 11, 2021 4:08:02 PM(UTC)
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The search function on this site is not that great... have at it but buyer beware.

Nothing moves quickly, but no two cases are quite the same. One person gets contacted just a few weeks after their eQIP is submitted (that is, accepted by the system and released by the person who submitted you for a clearance; the next person waits three months or more to see any movement at all.

It is an opportunity to practice patience. Good luck!
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#3 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 4:15:39 PM(UTC)

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Um, you really don't want to hear from an investigator if you are going through a Tier 1 through 3 investigation. Those Tiers are definitely "no news is good news"
*DISCLAIMER*Correctly filling out your security forms will not guarantee you a clearance in 3 months BUT be sloppy and your case will be in the field a heck of a lot longer, guaranteed.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:59:26 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: specializedRB Go to Quoted Post
Hello all,

I did not know a security clearance tab existed on the forum, so figured I would move over here to ask questions and get some info.

Current fed with only public trust. Accepted a position that requires a secret, not top secret. It’s been a ghost town since submitting my eqip in December, which I expected given the holidays. How long would you expect to hear something from an investigator regarding my eqip? Also, what about interims, how long until you know whether or not you’re eligible or will be granted?

I am not expecting exact dates, I know each case is different for everyone. Just a ballpark. Thanks in advance.


All depends on what agency you did this for and how proactive the Security Manager is. Alot of factors are in play, whether SM put you in CE for possible deferral interview, if investigators or folks in Boyers found anything.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:59:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BackGdInvestigator Go to Quoted Post
Um, you really don't want to hear from an investigator if you are going through a Tier 1 through 3 investigation. Those Tiers are definitely "no news is good news"



Tier 1 Public Trust or Tier 3 PT, maybe. Tier 3 - Secret, 90 percent change you are going to here from investigator these days. Its not really all that bad either, could just be about wife if she is a foreign national. Or could be about something petty FINCEN found, could be to confirm family via passports.
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I don't know the contact rate for T1-3 though I suspect 90% is a high guess. I would say much less than that. Most of my T1-2 interviews are for crimes and drugs, while the T-3 you can add finances to the other two.

The intent of my response was to tell the OP that you don't want to hear from an investigator during T1-3 investigations. This means your case is progressing without concern.
*DISCLAIMER*Correctly filling out your security forms will not guarantee you a clearance in 3 months BUT be sloppy and your case will be in the field a heck of a lot longer, guaranteed.
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#7 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2021 7:29:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BackGdInvestigator Go to Quoted Post
I don't know the contact rate for T1-3 though I suspect 90% is a high guess. I would say much less than that. Most of my T1-2 interviews are for crimes and drugs, while the T-3 you can add finances to the other two.

The intent of my response was to tell the OP that you don't want to hear from an investigator during T1-3 investigations. This means your case is progressing without concern.


True, Iactually my apologies. I missed including one part, T1 in most DoD agencies. CAF is asking Securiry officers with adjucation certificate to adjudicate T1 suitabilities. It really all depends on what agency person is trying get their clearances with.
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