SF85 - Please calm me down.
February 20, 2013 11:35 AM Subscribe
I have accepted a job through a contractor and start next week. I have just been sent the SF85P-S and SF85P to fill out and bring with me the first day of my job. I am freaking out. I figure if it was a super huge deal and not just a formality, they would have had me fill out this stuff a while back, right? I had no idea I would be filling this out or that the job was a federal agency, I thought it was just for the state, like civil service.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I guess what I am concerned with is them finding something and then I lose the job. Has anyone ever been through this process? The other questions on here and on some other sites talked about an adjudication process. I take it this is where you get to explain yourself?
All the other questions I find seem to have people being asked to fill this out prior to starting and then waiting to get it back before actually starting.
I need this job and the money that comes with it so badly that I am probably twigging out over nothing but the only other person I know who has been through this has had to go through it for the FBI security clearance thing and has a squeaky clean record, so they can't really offer any advice. I know to not lie about smoking pot in the past (about 6 months ago, and then prior to that not for years) and that my credit won't matter too much.
So, to clarify -
- If it was absolutely necessary for job, they would have had me fill it out weeks ago, not just bring it along on my first day?
- If something comes up, I will be given a chance to explain myself?