Q: Does the FEDS federal employee policy cover security clearance matters?
Security clearance matters, almost exclusively, are the result of actions or decisions made outside of employment. The FEDS policy provides defense and indemnification for acts, errors and omissions within your scope of employment. In the end, agencies almost always handle security clearance matters correctly and in favor of the employee, so legal representation is almost always unnecessary. Some carriers will provide coverage for additional premium, however, you need to read carefully how and when you are covered for these matters. With that said, FEDS does provide 2 half hour telephonic consultations with an attorney, which have been used for responding to security clearance inquiries.
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