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What is the purpose of a Reimbursable Suitability/Security Investigation (RSI) and how can I request one?

The RSI is not a background or criminal investigation. An agency may request an RSI when it needs additional investigation to resolve issues (such as alcohol or drug rehabilitation or credit) that might fall outside the normal scope of an investigation; to establish a history or pattern of behavior; or to obtain other information related to suitability or security. The cost of the RSI varies depending on the work to be performed, but basic pricing is listed in the National Background Investigations Bureau's (NBIB's) Billing Federal Investigations Notices. To initiate an RSI, please see the instructions on the NBIB RSI and Reopen webpage.

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