{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "I’ve been waiting for security clearance since July and just found out I’m pregnant after trying for a year. I’m hoping clearance will be granted in early spring 2021 and I can start work soon after. Thankfully taking unpaid time off isn’t a big issue (won’t be eligible for FMLA or parental leave), but worried about timing and telling HR & my supervisor. I’m planning to tell them once I start; know timing isn’t ideal and stressed about starting off on the wrong foot. Any advice?", "post_id": "5fbfb3df0cfc4e002f68c89a", "reply_count": 6, "vote_count": 0, "bowl_id": "5ec4b505f2b0ce0028ca3231", "bowl_name": "Federal Government Lawyers", "feed_type": "bowl" }

I’ve been waiting for security clearance since July and just found out I’m pregnant after trying for a year. I’m hoping clearance will be granted in early spring 2021 and I can start work soon after. Thankfully taking unpaid time off isn’t a big issue (won’t be eligible for FMLA or parental leave), but worried about timing and telling HR & my supervisor. I’m planning to tell them once I start; know timing isn’t ideal and stressed about starting off on the wrong foot. Any advice?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Hopefully you'll get your clearance soon! I'd just be honest with your HR and supervisor, federal government tends to be a lot more understanding than private practice. On an aside, I'm not sure if you'd qualify for paid maternity leave tho, if you have worked in fed gov for less than a year. You should be able to get unpaid, and use some sick leave you accure

like

Thanks so much! Yes, from what I understand I won’t be eligible for any paid leave since I’ll have worked there (and in the fed gov) for less than a year, but could request unpaid leave and see what they can accommodate. Luckily we can make do with my husband’s income for a few months.

like

Yeah, in my former gov job, we had someone do exactly what you’re describing and there was absolutely zero ill will. I wouldn’t stress at all. Everyone understands that you can’t control the security clearance process/timeline, and our office (like gov in general) was VERY accommodating of family obligations.

like

This makes me feel so much less stressed - thank you!

Congratulations! I have had it happen with two coworkers at two different agencies and everyone has been super understanding at both. Definitely wouldn’t stress it 😊

like

Thank you!

Related Posts

Does anyone have any recommendations for 3rd trimester insomnia? My entire pregnancy I slept like a baby lamb and now I wake up at 3-3:30am every day! And can’t fall back asleep until 5/6 am

Any thoughts on the best way to educate a smart kid with ADHD? My kindergartner is currently in a small Montessori school, and it is not going well. We're thinking of switching to public school because there's a wider variety of resources but we're concerned about the large class sizes.

So, apparently my school has the lowest teacher attendance this year. As teachers- what would be a good incentive to get perfect attendance and not use your PTO?

funnylikehelpful

Knowing I can post this here gives me hope, so firstly thank you all for this platform. I am newly pregnant for the first time and have had crazy pain, everything is fine. Finally on my third ER visit this week, I said “why don’t we see if it’s not a pregnancy thing”. I have kidney stones and need to be on bed rest until they pass. I’m only 5 weeks and at my in-person industry job for 2 months. I’m also in middle of interviews at boutique firms. What am I supposed to do?!

like

Ladies with no kids, please pick one. (Like the comment that resonates with you the most) 1) You genuinely see yourself as a future mother who wants to raise a baby or two and have a family of more than just you and your spouse 2) You just want kids because you feel like you'll be missing out/regret it later 3) You don't want kids

like

20 wks pregnant & had a normal anatomy scan, however can't shake the constant paranoia of something being wrong (clouded by three prior miscarriages, even though I've had one normal pregnancy). Any tricks? Right now I can't stop overanalyzing baby flutters and whether it's stopped moving, even though I know it's too early to be monitoring this. Need reassurance :(

like

What to do for a spouse who is struggling emotionally but refuses to get professional help? I’m 17 weeks pregnant with our first. My husband is really struggling with emotional/ mental health. I’ve asked him to consider counseling or other medical alternatives. Instead, he wants to talk to me until 11:30 pm or 12 am at night. I want to be there for him but I can’t. I’m tired. I’m still working VERY full time, and I was just diagnosed with early onset preeclampsia 😫

like

What is the literal biggest problem in your life right now? Indulge my curiosity please.

like

I go on maternity leave soon, and my firm offers 16 weeks paid leave, which I plan to fully take advantage of. The only female shareholder in our office keeps pushing me to only take 6 weeks though, because that's what she did. I feel really put off by her comments, but its also making me feel guilty about taking the full time. This is mostly a vent, but if anyone wants to give me some words of wisdom or thoughts, I will take them!

like

Fish: I know someone at another firm who has been ridiculed based on their perceived economic past as a child. Firm Leadership has circulated a suggestive photo with a demeaning caption with... CONT.

🐠 who have kids late (maybe after 35?), are you worried that your teenage kids might be embarrassed by how old you are? Other moms/dads are in their 30s, nice looking and cool, but we are in our late 40s even 50s.

likefunny

Any tips for convincing a baby to crawl before walking? Our 6mo keeps trying to push to stand, and her version of a crawl right now is to push up to her feet and frog hop forwards, but the doc said she needs to crawl first for proper hip development

like

What is your firm's policy on parental leave? How many weeks do you get?

like

Any tips on rescuing a cat or choosing a new fur baby that you know you'll get along with?

like

It's been a week of Hcg blood test after I was spotting. First draw hcg level was 139, and subsequent two draws, its plateau to 100. OB says its ectopic and I'll to come in to get methotrexate administered. I'm sad, scared and worried. Anyone know what to expect after taking methotrexate? How soon after can one try again? Also now so worried about our chances of getting pregnant again.

like

Does a humidifier work for helping baby’s cough? Our son has a cough/cold that he just can’t shake. Doctor says it’s nothing serious, but would a humidifier keep him more comfortable at night?

Who’s pregnant and gotten COVID? Did it impact the baby? ….Or who has gotten COVID vaccine while pregnant? When did you get vaccinated during your pregnancy?

like

As if this year of infertility wasn’t frustrating enough, I just tested positive for Covid and I have symptoms even though I was vaxxed/booster. I’m told I can test positive for up to three months. I just finished my fertile window and we plan to go for IVF in the new year..any recs on how to handle this? Also in the extremely rare chance I was able to get pregnant naturally this time is there any harm?

like

I’m compiling a list of mini red flags in relationships: 1) Men who “just don’t like Hillary Clinton”, 2) Elon Musk fan-boys, 3) Men who have an opinion on your choice of birth control. What are yours?

likefunnyupliftingsmart

Additional Posts

Post for push testing

like

Posting from the top side.

Beyond 2 lines the text in each post card is cut off. I wonder how many lines in the comment section?

like

Not seeing any other posts!

Do you see this post? 12:59am

End of Deloitte Tenure: May 31st. 97% utilization, good year end review presumably. Time to find a position asap so I can get paid double. Stay strong everyone. I will.

like

This transgender bathroom issue has gotten out of hand. Deloitte homepage shows an article titled "Supporting our Inclusive Culture". Deloitte should allow it's employees to decide their own stance.

like

Get H1b stamp in Canada instead of home country? Has anyone done it before?

Lmao you would be surprised how many people recall passive aggressive treatment “per my last email” , “as discussed” , etc

Post Photo
likefunny

Went on a date with a Goldman banker: she said that we'd not be a good fit because I don't work at McKinsey, so I would be insecure about my company in relation to hers. What????

like

Just got promoted to Consultant after 2+ years, 9% base salary adjustment + 1.5% bonus. Does that sound right?

like

Instead of showering this morning booked an earlier flight so I can get ready in hotel.. United Maintenance delays at least an hour 😒

like

Just made the move from KPMG's advisory risk practice to Deloitte's cyber risk practice. Largest and most established within the big 4. What do y'all think? Received a good pay bump as well.

like

I know about comp WSJ subscriptions, but any other unpublished perks with Deloitte?

like

Does real time recognition and health well being rewards expire June 30?

Currently awaiting my written offer from KPMG. Was told that they can’t give my written offer until my background check clears per new NY state law. Anyone recently get hired that went through this? How long did you wait for the background check to clear?

like

I miss when FB was only about our shitty first world consulting problems and not all this politically correct stuff.

like

2 yrs managing an agile project to develop a custom app. Really like the work but Interested in moving over to industry. Suggestions on types of roles to be on a look out for? Expected salary?

like

What are salary ranges for "consultant" / "senior" level folks?

like

Thursday - My favorite day of the week.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal