We have had an increase in security clearance cases arising over the last 5 years involving the issue of taxes and security clearances. This article discusses some of the issues that security clearance holders with tax issues have been affected.
There have been a number of states that have legalized marijuana over the past 10 years. This has led to a great deal of confusion by security clearance holders about the legality of marijuana usage while holding or seeking a security clearance. Many states like Colorado or California have legalized marijuana, but it remains illegal under federal law. This can cause problems for security clearance applicants or holders. This article discusses these issues.
Psychological concerns can become an issue in security clearance cases for government contractors and federal employees. A mental health diagnosis can enter an individual’s life at any time. When a psychological issue arises in the context of applying for or attempting to retain a security clearance it is very important for the individual to seek legal advice and potential legal representation in order to enable the person the best opportunity to maintain or obtain their security clearance. The individual should retain a security clearance lawyer for this purpose.
One of the most often raised issues in security clearance cases involves the issue of financial concerns for a federal employee or government contractor. The majority of security clearance cases, by far, involve this issue. This type of security clearance case falls under Guideline F, Financial Considerations of the new June 2017 Adjudicative Guidelines contained in Security Executive Agent Directive 4. Guideline F is the section of the Adjudicative Guidelines which involve financial considerations and provides the basis to evaluate their impact on an individual’s ability to maintain a security clearance.