Hello, I have a question regarding my eligibility to quality for a Secret Clearance for a position as a federal government contractor I recently accepted. I accepted a new job as a government contractor about a month ago. My first day on the job is scheduled for 03 February 2014. The reason I accepted the aforementioned position is because things are not going well for me at my current job/company as an IT Audit Supervisor. I began this job in January 2014. At my mid year review in August my manager suggested I look for another job or consider a transfer to another division. The reason they suggested a transfer was because I have a good attitude and work hard, however I was not meeting performance expectations of the department for my position. I told her that I thought I could turn things around and she agreed to give me a shot. About a month ago I got my project performance, and year end eval, and was informed I did not meet expectations for the project and that I was being placed on a performance improvement plan. I notified her that I was in the process of looking for a new job and would most likely have an offer soon. Got, and accepted, an offer as a federal government contractor about a month ago. My manager said I could stay on until my new job starts next year (February 2014). She is going to let me keep my status of being eligible for rehire, however, I am going to have a rating of “did not meet expectations” in my final year end performance review. When contacted by a BI my present supervisor will most likely say I was a hard worker, pleasant to work with, but did not meet the Company's performance expectations and that I am an honest person. Prior to my present job I was a Senior IT Auditor for a large Las Vegas casino. I was there for sixteen months. In my annual assessment my supervisor verbally told me I was a poor performer (due to political reasons), but stated I met expectations in my annual performance review. I received a raise and got the standard 5% bonus like other employees. Almost nothing was written in my review (good or bad). In June of last year I was assigned a project with unreasonable and deadlines. Additinally, the Company has a rule which states nonmanagerial salaried employees cannot work over 8 hours without being paid overtime. However, overtime was never authorized. In order to attempt to complete all the work I would stay late but not record/report the hours on my time sheet. Additionally, the work I submitted did not meet management's expectations. I believe they knew I was working over 8 hours a day without reporting my extra hours and were eventually going to write me up. Seeing that I would eventually be fired I quit my job with a months notice. I was told to turn everything over to someone else upon submitting my resignation and discharged that day with two weeks severance. To complete the work I left behind it took 4-5 people working 40-50 hours a week. When the BI contacts this employer he is going to give me a really bad reference and will say I was not honest because of the time reporting and say I am not honest, as will his fellow managers and some of my collegeues. (They are all good friends). My supervisor listed me as "not eligible for rehire" in my final paperwork. My third to last job was with the Company I will be returning to in February. I will be working for the Washington DC office of this Company (I was with the Colorado office for three years). The first two years were really good. In the third year they told me I needed to improve performance on future projects to keep a favorable year end rating. I did awesome on all my projects leading up to my third year review and have a written review to prove it. However, the manger I reported to shredded me in my last (third year) review because she wanted me to leave to free up financial resources so she could promote others. My mid year review says I am doing ok but need to keep performance up to have a favorable final year review. My final project review was awesome. But she shredded me in my final review of my third year end. Basically saying I am totally incompetent and can't do anything right. I forsee my former supervisor giving me a mediocre to ok opinion to the BI regarding my work history. I resigned from this job in good standing as the DC office has hired me. I currently have $36K of credit card debt, but am not behind on any cards. About $10K was from frivilous spending with the remainder stemming from moving cross county two times, being unemployed for a few months, and my dog getting sick (about 12K in doggie chemo treatments). My work history before all of the aforementioned is pretty solid. I have never been arrested, had computer misuse allegations, etc. A. What are the chances of me getting my interim security clearance? B. What are my chances of getting a final security clearance? C. How long will each take?
I am currently a member of Minnesota's National Guard.
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