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Frequently Asked Questions Investigations

What is a suitability determination as related to background investigations?

Per Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations 731 (5 CFR 731), suitability determinations are “those determinations based on a person's character or conduct that may have an impact on the integrity or efficiency of the service.”  The determination is based on the presence or absence of one or more of the specific factors outlined in 5 CFR 731.

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