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Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
Your employing agency is responsible for making this determination. Executive Order 12968, as amended, sets forth the responsibility and requirements for agency heads to determine the need for employees within the agency to have access to classified information, in addition to the eligibility requirements for being granted access and maintaining such access.
Each agency to which you apply will be responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability and/or clearance determination for any position for which you are being considered. Therefore, it will be up to the agency to decide the impact the situation you describe has on the hiring decision.
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