I assume "your manager" is an employer that you put on your application?
I refused to put employer information on my application & my town never even got back to me and I filed a BFPE appeal. Their questionnaire also asked for employer information. I objected to the inquiry and the board ruled I did not have to provide this information.
So, the information is irrelevant...the lack of contact with the employer should have no effect on your application.
And you want a quicker permit process? And you provided letters of reference? Ya know they'll waste time chasing this down.
And interviews? What, you applying for a job? I would have simply objected to the interviews.
Now you need to file an appeal ... and with the questionnaire? Write "objection" on all queries and write a set of objections asking to strike each of the queries as being irrelevant and therefore not mandatory per Chapter 54 of CGS.
Or you can still "play their game" and then you'll be upset when your permit is a great hassle. THEY have to prove you are not suitable ... more info = more ammo.
And just what information was wrong on your initial permit application? I doubt it was anything relevant. I objected to most of the DPS form queries too (similar to the BFPE questionnaire objections that I won my motion to strike with the board).
So far, the board has ruled basically correct to what the law is with certain insignificant exceptions. My hearing is later this month .. where the real test of their adherence to the law will be shown.
Unless you're a felon, you're suitable, period. People should stop playing the "game" and start defending their rights.
Also, do you own a handgun now? Its an important question.