You Believe There Is An Error On Your Joint Personal Adjudicative System (JPAS)
And Need To Get A Copy Of Your JPAS Report To See What The Problem Is
JPAS is the Department Of Defense system recording all security clearance eligibility and history. It’s like a credit report except for security clearances. Occasionally, there is information on this record that is not completely accurate.
A JPAS report is a multi-page document that provides the history of your Security Clearance. It will indicate the following:
- Your clearance status i.e., if you have an active clearance
- The level of clearance
- The date of investigation
- Any issues (relative to Guidelines) that may be a concern
- Dates of clearances held
- Previous employer information and level of clearance from that employer
Who This Service Is For
This service is for anyone who has applied for a Security Clearance, and had a job offer rescinded for an unknown reason. You have received an offer of employment based on having a Security Clearance. Once your investigation is started, your job offer has been rescinded. They are not able to hire you because of a problem with your Security Clearance. You have no idea what the reason is.
- You have previously had a Security Clearance and have certainty that there could be no problem with it. You’ve never had a problem of any kind with your clearance. You’ve breezed through all your SF86 application processes throughout your career.
- You have led an exemplary by-the-book life with straight-arrow adherence to the Security Clearance Guidelines. There’s no way that you could possibly have a problem getting a Security Clearance. You believe that there must be some sort of administrative error on your JPAS report that needs to be corrected.
- You have no idea why you cannot get a clearance, or why the potential employer says there was a hit on the JPAS. You need to have a security clearance lawyer retrieve JPAS for you, and explain to you what the issue is.
How The Security Clearance Process Works
You Need Help To Get A Copy Of Your JPAS Report
You have gotten an offer for a job, but the employer rescinded the offer in the middle of your getting a Security Clearance. Without an offer, you no longer have jurisdiction. There is no way for you to even know what the problem is. You’re certain that there is no problem with your background and are confused. You need help to figure out the problem and fix it.
You Hire Fischer & Van Thiel To Get A Copy Of Your Joint Personal Adjudicative System (JPAS) Report
The only thing you can do is hire a security clearance attorney firm to get a copy of your JPAS. You cannot do this yourself. You must have representation. We use the Freedom of Information Act to request your JPAS record from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).
We Help You Understand The JPAS Report When It Arrives
It usually takes up to 4 weeks to get the JPAS report in the mail. The report provides a clear overview and complete record of your security clearance history. It tells us exactly what your issues are. These are the typical issues that are revealed in the JPAS.
- Loss Of Jurisdiction—A former employer notified JPAS that you don’t have a need for a clearance because you are no longer employed in a position that requires a Security Clearance. Everything freezes in your Security Clearance record.
- Pending Issues—There is an unresolved issue in your JPAS that has not been successfully adjudicated.
- Administratively Withdrawn—You were working for a company but your work no longer requires a clearance so it is withdrawn.
Once the JPAS report arrives, we email it to you. Then, we call and go over it with you, explaining all the details. We explain all the issues to you on the phone. We provide you with guidance about everything you need to know to fix the problem. Most frequently, there is some kind of misunderstanding (especially about jurisdiction). Often a client has forgotten the exact details of previous circumstances.
In Certain Circumstances, It’s Easy To Clear Up A Problem
If the problem is lack of jurisdiction, and we learn this from the JPAS, it’s relatively easy to solve. The Security Manager only has to update the JPAS and say they are offering you a job—sponsoring you. You can tell the Security Manager to call us. The fix is as simple as a new code being submitted into the system to correct the loss of jurisdiction.
On Rare Occasions There Is A Mistake In The Record
Very occasionally, we discover inaccurate information on your record. If there is something on your JPAS report that does not belong there—and you have evidence to prove it, we could help you correct the record. If our review uncovers factual and provable errors, you could have a chance to correct it. This might be something like identify theft showing up incorrectly in your record. Mitigated information not showing in the record could be another instance.
Getting A Copy Of Your JPAS Ends In One Of Two Ways
1 We know what the problem is and how to potentially address it. If the problem is jurisdiction, we help you correct jurisdiction on your JPAS. In that case, you receive the requested Security Clearance—a favorable outcome.
2 We learn what the problem is. This helps us guide you in a strategy to potentially regain your Security Clearance. If there are incomplete previous clearance investigation events, we advise you how to properly begin the mitigation process. We lay out clearly what you need to do so that when you wait a year to reapply for clearance you have a better chance of a favorable outcome.
Why You Need This Service
- This is not something you can do yourself. You must have representation. Without an active offer of employment, you do not have jurisdiction. That means that you need the help of a security clearance lawyer to get a copy of your JPAS report.
- There is no way that you are likely to understand the JPAS when you receive it. What the report says needs to be “interpreted” for you insofar as what it means for you.
- You won’t understand how to take the JPAS information and create a strategy to regain your Security Clearance. You have to understand the government viewpoint and what they need to see from you.
How This Service Helps You
- We become your security clearance lawyer and have the requisite jurisdiction to request a copy of your JPAS through the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).
- We submit the form for you.
- Once we receive the JPAS report, we send you a copy.
- With the JPAS in your hands, we call you and explain the meaning of everything relevant on the JPAS.
- We advise you on how you might regain your Security Clearance by interpreting the information on the JPAS.
- If the problem is jurisdiction, we act on your behalf by conferring with the Security Officer (where you received offer of employment) to ensure that it’s quickly corrected. If jurisdiction is the only problem, you could conceivably go forward with your Security Clearance application and investigation.
- If the problem is more complicated than jurisdiction, we advise you and help you work strategically. You will need to mitigate the problems so you can reapply for Security Clearance at a later date.
If You Don’t Know Why Your Security Clearance Has Been Denied Or Revoked
You Need A Security Clearance Lawyer To Get A Copy Of Your Joint Personal Adjudicative System (JPAS) Report
It’s difficult to regain a clearance when you have no idea what the problem is. Fischer & Van Thiel is committed to helping you get the information you need to regain your clearance. Contact us now to get started.
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Where To Next?
Now that you understand how this service works, you may want to review our Corrections to a JPAS Report service to see how it works. For the full details on that service, go to Corrections to a JPAS Report.