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In 2006 I went into Bankruptcy (Chapter 13) and also graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance. I have a clean criminal record. Would my banruptcy keep me from getting a job in a finance dept. for the federal gov't.? If so, can I still apply for any other job?

Your 2006 Bankruptcy does not restrict you from applying for Federal positions for which you may qualify; however, each federal agency or department to which you apply is responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability and/or clearance determination.  Therefore, it will be up to the hiring agency to decide the impact your 2006 Bankruptcy has on the hiring decision for a position with fiduciary responsibilities or any other position within the agency. 

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