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  • 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

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  • No. It is against Federal law to discriminate against an individual based on his or her disability.
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  • No; per 5 CFR 731.101(a), determinations made and actions taken under part 731 are distinct from objections to eligibles or passovers of preference eligibles, and OPM's and agencies' decisions on such requests, made under 5 U.S.C. 3318 and 5 CFR 332.406. The appeal right under 5 CFR part 731 does not extend to any other employment action that an agency takes outside of the procedures set forth in part 731.
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  • Under the provisions of 5 CFR parts 731 and 732, agencies are required to report their final adjudicative actions to OPM. Per 5 CFR 731.203(g), all actions based on an OPM investigation must be reported to OPM as soon as possible and in no event later than 90 days after receipt of the final report of investigation. The INV FORM 79A is included with closed OPM Reports of Investigation for this purpose. Agencies should follow the instructions provided on the form and return it to OPM within 90 days after receipt of the final report of investigation. In some cases, agencies will also be asked to contact OPM to coordinate adjudication. Occasionally, the agency may be contacted by SAB if OPM decides to assume jurisdiction and adjudicate the case.
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  • 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

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  • Providing information that is as complete and accurate as possible will assure that your investigation is completed in an efficient and timely manner. If you are unable to answer a question with precision, provide approximate information, note that you have done so on the questionnaire.  If you are interviewed in person, point out the approximated information on the questionnaire to the Investigator.

    Estimate the date (month and year) to the best of your ability and check the "EST" checkbox, indicating that this is an estimated date.
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  • Many types of background investigations involve a personal interview. Moreover, you may submit information on extra pages with your questionnaire if you feel you need to more fully explain details or circumstances of the answers you put on the form.
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  • Security clearances remain active when there is a demonstrated need for access to classified information.  If you left employment or changed positions, your clearance may no longer be active.  To determine the current status of your security clearance, please contact the agency’s personnel security office that granted your clearance.  If you are a contract employee, your company’s facility security officer may also be able to assist you.
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  • Immediately notify the security officials (your sponsoring agency) to whom you submitted the questionnaire.
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  • Yes, you can use your personal computer - at home or at the office. e-QIP is designed to be accessible from most computers, anywhere in the world. A browser configuration check will alert you to any incompatibilities with browsers or browser versions before you login to the e-QIP application.
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