In accordance with Executive Order 12968, "Access to Classified Information," August 2, 1995, and Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5200.2- R, "Personnel Security Program," January 1987, an official Personnel Security Investigation (PSI) will be completed on the applicant so that a final determination can be made. Upon completion of the required investigation, a final security clearance determination will be made as quickly as possible and the FSO will be notified.
All applicants for a personnel security clearance submitted by a cleared contractor will be routinely considered for an interim eligibility. The Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) reviews the Questionnaire for National Security Position (SF 86) and other files and systems. The interim eligibility will be issued only where facts and circumstances indicate access to classified information is clearly consistent with the national security interest of the United States. The interim eligibility is made concurrently with the initiation of the investigation and will generally remain in effect until an investigation is completed, at which time the applicant is considered for a final eligibility.
The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) maintains DoD personnel security clearance eligibilities. Listed below are eligibilities with their definition for industry and the procedures for the FSO. When eligibility is changed, an Eligibility Change Notification is sent to any Security Management Office (SMO) with an active owning or servicing relationship with the individual's Person Categories.
Prior to indoctrinating access, the FSO should verify eligibility by viewing information contained in the Adjudication Summary. This will ensure the individual's eligibility supports the access. If there is a question on eligibility levels, contact the DoD Security Services Center for advice on appropriate definitions or procedures.
As part of the interim determination process, Interim Secrets and Interim Top Secrets can only be granted based on the following criteria:
Indicates the investigation request has been received and reviewed for potentially posting an Interim Determination. When the requirements for an Interim determination have not been met, VROC will post "Eligibility Pending" and defer adjudication until the completion of the requested investigation.
VROC does not respond to verbal inquiries from applicants regarding their interim determinations. If JPAS reflects Eligibility Pending, the applicants may contact Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), ATTN: Privacy Act Office, P.O. Box 168, Boyers, PA 16020-0168 for information regarding their JPAS record. However, if the Eligibility field is blank, VROC will accept a letter from the applicant (including their full name, Social Security Number and return address) sent directly to the VROC. The Applicant or FSO must provide a copy of the initial SF86 Archival version to include signature pages with the requesting letter. The letter and Archival SF86 should be sent to: Defense Security Service, Attn: VROC, 7476 New Ridge Road, Suite G, P.O. Box 644, Hanover, MD 21076. VROC can only respond to the applicant directly regarding privacy act information. Security clearance applicants should address any questions or concerns regarding a security clearance application or processing to their FSO. The FSO should contact the Knowledge Center for assistance if other questions arise
When an individual has an eligibility of Loss of Jurisdiction, there is no eligibility, i.e. the individual should be debriefed and no access provided until an eligibility that supports access is entered by a CAF. Loss of Jurisdiction is usually posted when an individual has no affiliation with an Industry Facility.
A CAF, other than DOHA, determines that an individual no longer requires access to SCI. If the individual still requires access to Top Secret the FSO should notify DoD-CAF (Industry) via RRU. In this instance, the FSO should debrief and remove the individual from SCI access. The collateral access should remain in JPAS to ensure that the collateral clearance need is identified. Failure to leave the collateral access in JPAS, may result in discontinuance of processing.