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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Security clearances are granted on a need to know basis when there is a need for access to classified information. The reinvestigation requirements differ based on the type of clearance. For Top Secret, the person will undergo a reinvestigation every five years. For Secret and Confidential, the reinvestigation requirements are every 10 and 15 years, respectively. The sponsoring agency is repsonsible for initiating the reinvestigation at the appropriate time.
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