Tag: Security Clearance

Sleeping with Trouble: Extramarital Affairs and Federal Employees

January 6, 2013 2:12 PM

What happens in a federal employee’s bedroom can haunt him or her in the office.

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Security Clearance Holder Ranks Grow; NSA & CIA Lead Denials/Revocations

The government’s need for people who can be trusted with sensitive information is not abating. The ranks of federal employees and contractors who held a security clearance rose by 3.3 percent in FY 2011 according to a new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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'Voyeurism and Lewdness' Lead to Suspension of Security Clearance

Nexus was not an issue when a Navy Security Specialist was arrested for taking photos in the wrong places. The arrest led to the suspension of his clearance, and that led to suspension from his job.

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Federal Employees Seeing Increase in Revoked Security Clearances

October 5, 2011 10:11 AM

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently reported a 5 percent decline in the number of federal employees who held top secret clearance in the 2010 fiscal year as compared to the previous fiscal year.

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Federal Security Clearances and the Role of the MSPB and the Courts

September 22, 2009 1:43 AM

A Physicist/Scientist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center was not able to persuade the appeals court to overturn an indefinite suspension that lasted 370 days after the Navy pulled his security clearance.

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No Security Clearance May Equal No Job

September 12, 2007 7:05 AM

A federal employee who lost her security clearance was reassigned and subsequently issued an indefinite suspension because she was no longer qualified for her regular position. The employee argued the agency took too long to take action but a federal court does not agree.

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Missing a Required Security Clearance Is Valid Basis for Removal

August 31, 2007 7:41 AM

It’s not a good day at an appellate agency when a court writes: “We explain these reasons in some detail in hopes that the MSPB and litigants before the MSPB will better understand the applicable law.” The court upheld the firing of a former Secret Service agent for not having the required security clearance.

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Two Years of Back Pay and Now Confusion in Security Clearance Suspensions

How much information is enough to meet the due process requirement when taking an adverse action against a federal employee based on the suspension of the clearance? A new decision may create problems for agencies–and a possible trip to the US Supreme Court before the issue is finalized.

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