Passing position of public trust investigation?
August 18, 2012 9:59 PM Subscribe
My employer is going to soon require that myself and other employees receive a "Position of Public Trust - High" classification. My credit is not good and I'm married to a person who is not a US citizen, though is a permanent resident and is from a country that the US likes. There's a couple of other minor snowflake bits, but, overall, how big of a deal is this going to be?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In addition to the foregoing, I am also applying to find out if I am a dual citizen by birth to my mother. (She was adopted from a country that the US likes.) The PPT manual I found online says that it's a problem if a person is a dual citizen and holds a passport from the non-US country, a passport I fully intend to have if I am actually found to be a citizen of that other country.
My credit mostly consists of over $80,000 in student loans--in deferral because I'm still in school (not continuing to borrow) but paying on them--a bankruptcy from less than seven years ago (dismissed), five "seriously delinquent" accounts from the bankruptcy totaling between $10,000 and $15,000, a couple of recently paid-off car loans, and a small credit card that is current.
I've been with my employer for over 9 years, so I have stable employment history, though I do move around a lot (different apartments or rental houses in the same area). My employer hasn't asked me if I want to go through this process, I've been told that I'm on the list to do so but I've also been told that I won't be fired if I flunk but I don't want to go through the full investigation if I'm going to be bounced out.
If absolutely necessary, I can push harder to make payment arrangements on the delinquent accounts. I don't want to, for personal reasons, but it's a possibility.
If you've gone through this process, do you have any insight?
My employer is being genuine when they say I won't be fired. This certification is to work on a new project which is an expansion of our existing, very large, project. I've made the question anonymous to avoid linking some information to my MeFi username that could identify me to people who know me.