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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
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