Defense News

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

No Security Clearance May Equal No Job

via (9/12/07)

The Federal Circuit has affirmed the indefinite suspension resulting from revocation of a security clearance due to the employee's long history of financial irresponsibility.

Ms. Moody worked for Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS) in Pensacola, Florida. She was required by her job as an accounting systems administrator to have a security clearance. Following revocation of her clearance, the agency put her in a non-sensitive position. Eleven months later the agency proposed to indefinitely suspend her based on the fact that she was no longer qualified for her regular position.

Eventually the agency made a final decision to indefinitely suspend Ms. Moody. She unsuccessfully appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board...

...This case once again underscores the near futility of challenging adverse actions that are keyed to revocation of a clearance. You lose your required security clearance and you put your job in serious jeopardy...more.

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