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Four investigators with OPM’s Federal Investigative Services (FIS) recently were named Agent of the Year for 2009. During a recognition ceremony, OPM Deputy Director Christine Griffin noted the award recipients “work beyond the standard 9 to 5 business day to complete America’s business” and do so “with the utmost professionalism and quality.”

In fact, the Agents of the Year and their colleagues across the country have been a driving force behind recent successes in improving and expediting the investigative process. For example, in Fiscal Year 2010 FIS investigators completed 623,454 Initial Security Clearance Investigations, 90 percent of which were completed in an average 39 days.

OPM-FIS conducts 90 percent of all background investigations on federal job applicants, which in fiscal 2010 totaled 2.2 million investigations.



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