Security Clearance Blues
August 17, 2012 11:21 PM Subscribe
What are my options with a lengthy wait on an interim security clearance?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The day before I was supposed to start my new job, I got a phone call from HR informing me that my interim security clearance had not come through and I could not start without it. It's a conditional offer of employment that hinges on a clearance. A few days later, I met with an investigator to review my e-qip paperwork. There were some things I couldn't address in my credit history (duplicate items, which I have since followed up with to the investigator). In addition, I have two sizable defaults on my record, one of which was completely resolved and one that I have been making regular payments towards for over a year.
It's been two weeks since I was told I couldn't start my job and a week and a half since meeting with the investigator.
How much longer should this process take? What are my options for earning money in the meantime?