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    Frequently Asked Questions::What is Reciprocity?

    What is Reciprocity?

    Reciprocity, as it applies in background investigations, is the practice of accepting background investigations, suitability decisions and security decisions conducted by other authorized agencies. Consistency created by national background investigation standards assists in avoiding duplication of work by allowing one agency to reciprocally accept a background investigation and favorable decision from another agency. See 5 CFR 731 and Executive Order 13764 for exceptions and details.

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