Tag: Security Clearance

What Federal Employees Can Expect From the Overhauled Security Clearance Process

By on March 21, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Can Expect From the Overhauled Security Clearance Process

The government is laying the framework for overhauling the security clearance process. What are the implications for federal employees?

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Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

By on March 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Marijuana Investments: Where is the Line?

Recent guidance on marijuana related investments raises questions for federal employees who hold security clearances.

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Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months

on December 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Defense Department and Office of Personnel Management expect to have merged two offices and moved 2,000 federal employees and a 600,000-case backlog of security clearance investigations nine months from now.

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What are Security Clearances and Why Do Some Former Officials Still Have Them?

on August 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
These are some of the basics behind security clearances - who gets them, how long they last, and why former officials retain them for a period of time.

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No Base Access, No Job

By on July 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Base Access, No Job

An Air Force employee whose job required both base access and a security clearance found out the hard way that a previous criminal conviction added up to no job.

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Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

By on June 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

The author summarizes reforms from the 2019 NDAA that will be of most interest to federal employees.

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Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

By on February 20, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Streamlining the Federal Employee Appeal Process

The author says the system for revoking security clearances for misconduct could be used as a model for handling general employee performance problems in agencies.

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Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

By on November 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority

The author says that a recent case regarding a security clearance involves a political decision from a judge that he says ultimately harms the agency’s mission.

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Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

By on October 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

Using marijuana in Washington, DC is legal, but federal employees are still subject to federal laws.

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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

Two Senators have asked OPM to provide details about the security clearance that was granted to NSA contractor Reality Winner.

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