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Each agency to which you apply will be responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability and/or clearance determination for any position for which you are being considered. Therefore, it will be up to the agency to decide the impact not filing Federal taxes has on the decision to hire you.
When asked on any Federal application or background investigation documents, you would be required to report the applicable information related to the non-filing and/or non-payment of your Federal taxes.
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
Sir or Madam,
Each federal agency is responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability, and/or clearance determination on an individual applying to or holding a position within the agency. Adjudicative procedures vary depending on the authority under which a case is being adjudicated. Therefore, should you have further questions regarding the adjudication you reference or its effect on your ability to apply for or hold other government positions, we recommend you contact the agency that made the decision.
Each federal agency or department, including OPM, is responsible for making the appropriate access, fitness, suitability and/or clearance determination for any position in which an individual applies and is being considered. A criminal record does not necessarily exclude an individual from consideration for Federal employment. However, it will be up to the hiring agency to decide the impact an individual’s criminal record has on the hiring decision.
If asked on any Federal application or background investigation documents, individuals are required to report the applicable information related to their criminal records.
We have begun to re-enable user access to the e-QIP system. The system has been brought back online less than four weeks after being taken down. We are working closely with agencies to re-enable e-QIP users incrementally in an effort to resume this service in an efficient and orderly way. As part of a phased process, agencies will first be able to re-enable e-QIP users who were already in the system when it was taken offline on June 26, 2015. In the coming days, agencies will be able to begin enabling new users.
During the time the system was offline, OPM worked with cybersecurity experts from our many interagency partners to implement security enhancements. These improvements further enhanced password protections, secured the transmission of data to and from e-QIP, and implemented additional protections against external threats. Experts from across government have tested those enhancements to ensure their effectiveness.
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