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We_The_People  
#421 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:03:02 PM(UTC)
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Hey all. I’m a long-time follower of this thread. I know it seems like no progress is ever being made and it can drive you crazy waiting for the next step to occur. Try to hang in there.

11/18 - Applied
11/18 - PearsonVUE CNT
12/18 - Interview
02/19 - Written CJO
02/19 - e-QIP
07/19 - Psych & Poly
09/19 - FJO
10/19 – EOD

For anyone curious about foreign contacts/travel, I’ve traveled abroad quite a few times over the past decade and I have at least 10 family members living overseas. If you have family/friends living abroad, just list as much information as you know about them and everything should be good to go.

Good luck everyone.


Damn, I did my poly & psych in July too. Hope I hear something soon. Did they email or call you saying you were cleared and FJO?



Yeah hopefully they contact you soon.

If they called I may have missed it, but they definitely sent an email stating I was cleared.
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#422 Posted : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:34:22 PM(UTC)
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Hi all, I’m a long time lurker and wanted to post my timeline.

10/18: applied
11/18: exam with Pearson
11/18: interview and two CJOs
01/19: formal CJOs via email
01/19: submitted sf86
02/19: investigator emails me for more info
04/19: in person interview with investigator and investigator begins contacting references
05/19: scheduled poly and psych
06/19: passed poly and psych
07/19: faxed psych forms
08/19: automated email that I’m still active in the suitability process

Recently graduated grad school. Only traveled once to a friendly country and tried weed twice, which I mentioned in my sf86.

And it’s been silence ever since for me. I hope I hear back soon...kind of losing hope after seeing some people clear before me when they started the process after me. This is for a tech related position.

Edited by user Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:13:54 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Typo in timeline years

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#423 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:14:10 AM(UTC)
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07:19: faxed psych forms


Why did you have to do this? At this point all you really can do is wait. Your security folder could be sitting on somebody's desk waiting for them to come back from vacation or TDY in order for the approval. Almost there.
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#424 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:27:07 AM(UTC)
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Hi all, I’m a long time lurker and wanted to post my timeline.


04/19: in person interview with investigator and investigator begins contacting references
05/19: scheduled poly and psych



I met with my investigator 8/2 and almost everyone was contacted by the end of August. Nothing since for poly/psych. Hopefully I get it scheduled by November...
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#425 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:53:07 AM(UTC)
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07:19: faxed psych forms


Why did you have to do this? At this point all you really can do is wait. Your security folder could be sitting on somebody's desk waiting for them to come back from vacation or TDY in order for the approval. Almost there.


Sorry I meant to say that my psychologist had to fax some forms back that the on-site psychologist that I saw during processing requested.

I’m so close to finishing...been applying to other jobs in the meantime ever since I graduated.

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#426 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:54:10 AM(UTC)
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Hi all, I’m a long time lurker and wanted to post my timeline.


04/19: in person interview with investigator and investigator begins contacting references
05/19: scheduled poly and psych



I met with my investigator 8/2 and almost everyone was contacted by the end of August. Nothing since for poly/psych. Hopefully I get it scheduled by November...


Hopefully, they get to you soon man! How did you know everyone else was contacted by end of August?
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#427 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:55:16 AM(UTC)
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Hi all, I’m a long time lurker and wanted to post my timeline.


04/19: in person interview with investigator and investigator begins contacting references
05/19: scheduled poly and psych



I met with my investigator 8/2 and almost everyone was contacted by the end of August. Nothing since for poly/psych. Hopefully I get it scheduled by November...


Hopefully, they get to you soon man! How did you know everyone else was contacted by end of August?


Haha I simply asked, or I got a message from them saying they had appointments.
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#428 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:01:00 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone had any contact recently?

I know the fiscal year is coming to an end. Interesting to see if communication picks up again in October. Hopefully there are zero budget impacts on everyones processing.
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thebigone2087  
#429 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:02:47 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone had any contact recently?

I know the fiscal year is coming to an end. Interesting to see if communication picks up again in October. Hopefully there are zero budget impacts on everyones processing.


Nothing for me. I was going to try and touch base with my recruiter in a week or two to see if there have been any updates.
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#430 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2019 2:05:41 PM(UTC)
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Updating

11/18: Applied
11/18: Told they'd schedule a math test soon
2/19: They actually scheduled the math test even though I'd been pestering them for 3 months
2/19: Take math test
3/19: Got CJO (at a pretty undervalued salary based on their own brackets and my credentials and experience, but told I can't negotiate until later), asked for e-qip forms. Three or four times between 3/19 and 5/19 they send e-qip back asking for trivial changes, which take about two hours to do each time
5/19: Told my forms were accepted and my investigation has started
5/19: Met an investigator in person and he talked to me + some of my friends and coworkers
7/19: Told I'm in suitability checking, polygraph and psych schedule for 8/19
8/19: Psych exams, failed polygraph, had "normal" job interviews with the team I'd be working with if I take the job, psychologist asked for some medical records which I got emailed to him by the end of the month. Team I'd be working with said they expect to finish their committee and voting on whether they want me or not in about 2-2.5 months.
9/19: Passed polygraph. Polygraph examiner said usually it's about 2 months after this to finish the process on the security side. No idea if that's accurate or not, he didn't seem like he was totally confident in that estimate.

After having my important interviews with the team I'd be working with, I think they went well and think I will get a FJO, but I hope it doesn't take until 2020... I also hope they agree to negotiate it since the CJO was not a fair or sufficient offer but they refused to negotiate at the time and said to wait until the FJO stage.

Edit: I also see people giving dates for their EOD. Sorry for the dumb question, but what's EOD stand for in this context?
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#431 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2019 2:26:33 PM(UTC)
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NSA timeline

Applied 1/15/19
Phone interview request 1/22/19
Phone interview 1/29/19
Operational interview scheduled 2/27/19
Operational interview 3/29/19
CJO call received 4/12/19
CJO paperwork received 4/19/19
eQIP received 6/21/19
eQIP submitted 6/22/19
Request for more information/ info submitted 6/24/19
Soft Credit Check 6/27/19


8/1/19 - Contacted by BI to schedule interview
8/2/19 - Scheduled interview with BI


9/23/19 - email from recruiter, poly/psych scheduled for end of October
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#432 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2019 6:52:39 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone had any contact recently?

I know the fiscal year is coming to an end. Interesting to see if communication picks up again in October. Hopefully there are zero budget impacts on everyones processing.


Nothing for me either. I’m being hired as a contractor. I was told that I’m in “the evaluation stage”, so I’m hoping that is adjudication. I suspect I may hear something in October, hopefully.
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#433 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:01:55 AM(UTC)
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Edit: I also see people giving dates for their EOD. Sorry for the dumb question, but what's EOD stand for in this context?


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Pony Sprinkles  
#434 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:58:59 AM(UTC)
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Updating

11/18: Applied
11/18: Told they'd schedule a math test soon
2/19: They actually scheduled the math test even though I'd been pestering them for 3 months
2/19: Take math test
3/19: Got CJO (at a pretty undervalued salary based on their own brackets and my credentials and experience, but told I can't negotiate until later), asked for e-qip forms. Three or four times between 3/19 and 5/19 they send e-qip back asking for trivial changes, which take about two hours to do each time
5/19: Told my forms were accepted and my investigation has started
5/19: Met an investigator in person and he talked to me + some of my friends and coworkers
7/19: Told I'm in suitability checking, polygraph and psych schedule for 8/19
8/19: Psych exams, failed polygraph, had "normal" job interviews with the team I'd be working with if I take the job, psychologist asked for some medical records which I got emailed to him by the end of the month. Team I'd be working with said they expect to finish their committee and voting on whether they want me or not in about 2-2.5 months.
9/19: Passed polygraph. Polygraph examiner said usually it's about 2 months after this to finish the process on the security side. No idea if that's accurate or not, he didn't seem like he was totally confident in that estimate.


So they took the interview after the CJO?
Pony Sprinkles  
#435 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:00:46 AM(UTC)
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How does the investigator contact the applicant? Is it by phone/email? I sent my equip in June-July and again in Aug, but haven't yet been contacted about poly/psych.
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#436 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:15:20 AM(UTC)
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How does the investigator contact the applicant? Is it by phone/email? I sent my equip in June-July and again in Aug, but haven't yet been contacted about poly/psych.


For me personally, I was contacted by my investigator by phone 8 months after submitting my SF86. I also waited 4 months from submitting my SF86 before I was scheduled for the poly/psych. It took 76 days for my SF86 to be processed.

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#437 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:52:24 AM(UTC)
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For me personally, I was contacted by my investigator by phone 8 months after submitting my SF86. I also waited 4 months from submitting my SF86 before I was scheduled for the poly/psych. It took 76 days for my SF86 to be processed.


I see... Does one always get contacted by an investigator? It seems like I have already passed the ~3 month mark - can't wait to get scheduled for poly/psych/interview.

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#438 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:33:21 AM(UTC)
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For me personally, I was contacted by my investigator by phone 8 months after submitting my SF86. I also waited 4 months from submitting my SF86 before I was scheduled for the poly/psych. It took 76 days for my SF86 to be processed.


I see... Does one always get contacted by an investigator? It seems like I have already passed the ~3 month mark - can't wait to get scheduled for poly/psych/interview.


For a TS? Yes.

The day you submitted the SF86 is not the same day they processed it. You mentioned you sent your SF86 back in June/July, and then again in August? This means it has not been fully processed yet, if they asked for more.

I submitted my SF86 in December, they did not need any corrections/information and it wasn't finished being processed by them until early March. I only found out the exact date it had been submitted, because I coincidentally called my recruiter the next day and she could see. And then it wasn't until April that I got scheduled for my poly/psych.
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#439 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:42:06 PM(UTC)
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I've been hanging on here for a while and figured it was time to add my timeline to the mix...

9/20/2018 - Submitted application
4/10/2019 - Interview
5/28/2019 - Prescreen phone call
6/4/2019 - Transcripts and resume sent
6/11/2019 - CJO
6/28/2019 - SF-86 submitted
9/13/2019 - BI Interview
9/16-9/20 - Neighbors, friends, and professors contacted by investigators


My BI called yesterday and said investigation is complete and being sent to review. If I don't hear anything in two weeks, then the investigation portion has been completed and sent to the next step. Waiting to be scheduled for Poly & Psych. After waiting 8 months to hear back from my application, the last 3 months have felt pretty quick to go from SF-86 to the investigation portion being (almost/hopefully) complete. The waiting game continues! I appreciate everyone's timeline updates!

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#440 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:49:46 AM(UTC)
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So they took the interview after the CJO?


Yeah, for that type of position they give a CJO after passing a brutally hard math test. Then they fly you out for the interviews and processing before deciding if they want to give you a FJO.
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