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.
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Federal Government regulations do not present requirements that allow for an individual to independently apply for an investigation, positions maintained by contractor, or security clearance. Clearances are based on investigations requested by Federal agencies, appropriate to specific positions and their duties. Until a person is offered such a position, the government will not request or pay for an investigation for a clearance. Once a person has been offered a job, in order for the person to be eligible to hold the Federal position or work on behalf of the Federal Government, a sponsoring Federal agency will require the person to complete a Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions. The sponsoring agency that requested the individual fill out the standard form will then initiate the investigation, adjudicate the results, and issue the appropriate clearance.
Some Defense Department contractors require applicants to already have a clearance, and they have the right to administer their personnel hiring procedures the way they want as long as they don't discriminate based on prohibited factors (such as race or religion). Persons who already have clearances are those who are already employed by a government contractor (or by the government itself) and are looking for other job opportunities.
These are required expanded coverages that may be added to the bill if the expansion criteria is met. Please refer to the Required Expanded Coverage Fees section of this site for more information on these expanded coverage fees.
For any other questions, please contact:
OPM-NBIB Billing Oversight Team
Phone: (724) 794-5612 ext. 4490
Always use FIPC code 'I' (letter i) in the Agency Use Block (AUB) of the e-QIP request. The 'i' code ensures that the SAC results are linked to the higher level investigation and that billing adjustments occur correctly.
If you are submitting a reprint, the original case number must be provided in the OCA block on the SF87 or FD-258 hard card or in the tagged field of 2.009 of the electronic transmission, in order to avoid additional fingerprint charges. Failure to provide the original case number may result in an additional charge for the reprint or cause the reprint to be discontinued. Please refer to the Fingerprint Submissions section of the INV 15 for additional information.
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