mkl wrote:I can't tell you exactly what the procedure is and I think it depends on who you work for, what your level is, etc.I was just reading a thread on another forum (thehighroad) and there is some discussion over if in Virginia having a security clearance, being a LEO, or another job that has extensive background checks will always cause a delay.
Now...I know from my purchasing history that just having a DOD clearance does not cause me to get delays. I have had one delay in several years of buying firearms. However, that one delay was the first check after my security clearance level changed. At the time the gun store clerk said that he seemed to think that security clearances caused delays. I have never had a delay since, so obviously security clearance does not equal a delay 100% of the time, or even most of the time for me. So am I just lucky?
Is the "security clearance" causes delays just a rumor or is there anything to it? Anyone have a place with detailed information about what databases get checked or what the procedure is that could shed some light on this?
In my case, I would get not get an OK until the next day and the problem was the FBI check. (I suppose because I worked for them) anyway, my file was flagged and they would only release information after a supervisor signed off on it.
Until that happened my background check would just go in the Q and wait.
Really PO'ed me too! It was embarrassing to be told to comeback tomorrow.