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The identity of OPM investigators can be confirmed through Federal Investigative Services’ Security and Safety Team. There are two ways to confirm the identity of an investigator; by phone at 888/795-5673 option 1 or by e-mail to FISSST@opm.gov.
The identity of OPM investigators can be confirmed through Federal Investigative Services’ Security and Safety Team. There are two ways to confirm the identity of an investigator; by phone at 888-795-5673 option 1, or by e-mail to FISSST@opm.gov.
An individual's failure to register with the Selective Service is considered an issue of eligibility for appointment, and agencies should follow the guidance provided in 5 CFR 300.701-707 when considering such individuals for appointment. Questions may be directed to the Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability Division at (202) 606-2131, or you may write to:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability Division
1900 E Street NW, Room 7470
Washington, DC 20415
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducts background investigations to determine if applicants or employees (civilian, military and contractor) meet the suitability or fitness requirements for employment, or are eligible for access to Federal facilities, automated systems, or classified information. The scope of a background investigation varies depending on the duties and access requirements for the position. The employing or sponsoring agency is responsible for determining the appropriate level of investigation to be conducted based on current rules and procedures.
A background investigation may also be conducted if an individual’s position requires a higher level of access or a periodic reinvestigation to maintain existing access. Additional information on OPM’s Federal Investigative Services can be found on our website at: http://www.opm.gov/investigate/index.aspx.
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 not filing Federal taxes has on the decision to hire you.
When asked on any Federal application or background investigation documents, you would be required to report the applicable information related to the non-filing and/or non-payment of your Federal taxes.
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Each federal agency is responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability, and/or clearance determination on an individual applying to or holding a position within the agency. Adjudicative procedures vary depending on the authority under which a case is being adjudicated. Therefore, should you have further questions regarding the adjudication you reference or its effect on your ability to apply for or hold other government positions, we recommend you contact the agency that made the decision.
Each federal agency or department, including OPM, is responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability and/or clearance determination for any position in which an individual applies and is being considered. A criminal record does not necessarily exclude an individual from consideration for Federal employment. However, it will be up to the hiring agency to decide the impact an individual’s criminal record has on the hiring decision.
If asked on any Federal application or background investigation documents, individuals are required to report the applicable information related to their criminal records.
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