Clearance Appeal Brief

When applicants have their clearance denied or revoked following an SOR response or hearing, they are entitled to appeal the decision to a Personnel Security Appeal Board (PSAB). Many appeals allow the applicant to restate their entire case and submit new mitigating information either in writing or at a “Personal Appearance” before an Administrative Judge or hearing panel. FEDCAS provides the same services for “Personal Appearances” as it provides for hearings and the same services for written appeals as it provides for SOR responses. Appeals of adverse decisions made by DOHA Administrative Judges can only be made in writing to the DOHA PSAB and can only be based on the DOHA hearing judge’s misapplication of clearance criteria and/or other procedural errors—no new evidence can be submitted. (Average range of charges: 8 to 24 hours)

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Clearance Assessment

Evaluates a client’s situation, determines the importance of the issues presented, identifies mitigating factors, and proposes courses of action to…

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Clearance Q&A

This service provides a detailed written email response to questions about federal clearance processing, procedures, policies, and standards.

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Insures applicants avoid errors and omission that could result in multi-month delays in clearance processing.

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Interim Clearance Issue Mitigation

Because the decision to grant an interim clearance is made before an investigation is completed, mitigating security issues during the application stage is critical to obtaining an interim clearance.

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