Representing Federal Employees in Texas
in Security Clearance Disputes and Revocation
Since 9/11 government agencies have taken a harder line on security clearance. Many civilian jobs now require security clearance that they did not in the past, and professional advancement often hinges on having a certain level of clearance. The other side of the coin is that any loss of security status can cost you promotions, salary increases or even your job.
At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., we understand how critical security clearance can be. We have the focused knowledge to protect your interests if you have been denied clearance or if your security clearance has been or may be revoked. We will advocate for you in administrative channels, in formal appearances and hearings, and in appeals of adverse rulings.
Our firm can advise federal government employees in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and throughout Texas in security clearance matters. Contact us today for a consultation.
Federal security clearance is overseen by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). Security clearance may apply to classified information, restricted areas, or both. Each federal agency has separate criteria for determining which positions require which level of clearance.
Our experienced employment law attorneys are familiar with federal worker due process and the various protocols from agency to agency. We are equipped for all federal security clearance issues:
- Denied requests for basic security clearance or new level
- Investigations arising from background checks or employee reviews
- Proposals to suspend or revoke security clearance
- Challenges of revocation or suspension
- Security clearance ramifications of disciplinary actions
Your rights to due process as an employee of the U.S. government include issues of security clearance. You must receive a statement of reasons (SOR) that gives a specific explanation of why you were turned down or why your clearance was suspended or revoked. It could be criminal activity or misconduct, such as a theft conviction or improper use of work computers. It could be personal problems such as a debt crisis, substance abuse or gambling addiction.
Our legal team will challenge the government's assertions and counter with evidence and testimony of your good character and conduct. We have helped federal employees in all sectors and all levels of security status obtain or maintain their clearance.
We Do Everything We Can to Protect Your Security Clearance
We understand that your job, your advancement and all you have invested in your public service career may be at stake. With more than 20 years of experience in federal employment law, our attorneys are well qualified and highly dedicated.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to U.S. government employees in Houston/Harris County, Galveston, the DFW Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and throughout Texas.