At any time during the clearance process, you may contact the Personnel Security Help Desk to inquire about the status of your clearance. You can also visit the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) online to find out the status of your clearance (see below). Specific timeframes cannot be guaranteed as to how long it will take for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to conduct the background investigation or for the investigation to be adjudicated by a Personnel Security Specialist (PSS).
Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Visit https://ats.doe.gov/ to check the status of your clearance request. ATS is a secure web page that allows a clearance applicant/holders to see when their clearance investigation was scheduled; when the investigation is received from investigative agency; and when a determination was made concerning the clearance request. Note: ATS does not track clearance requests that are not associated with an investigation.
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