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MoisLete  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:32:12 AM(UTC)
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Hi everyone,

I am a new hire with DHS and will be going through the process for a secret security clearance. Does anyone know what the current timeframe is for these to be completed now?

Thanks!
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There could be different times involved depending on your position. Also as you might expect this is the slowest time of the year. Some of us are allowed to enter service pending a positive outcome. Even then it took months...
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Originally Posted by: MoisLete Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know what the current timeframe is for these to be completed now?
Does DHS use DoD/DCSA for their background checks? I don't think so... anyhow I think the backlog has largely been cleared and I would think 3 to 6 months now for a case without any unusual issues.

As the poet said your mileage may vary

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