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  • Merton Miller

    Federal Investigative ServicesFiscal Year 2013 Annual Stakeholder Report

    “It gives me great pleasure to provide you, our stakeholders, the second annual Federal Investigative Services (FIS) report providing a detailed review of our key investigative operations, in terms of workload, productivity, quality, and costs.” 
    – Merton Miller, OPM-FIS Associate Director. Learn more

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    Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processinge-QIP Application

    OPM's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) is available for Government employees, contractors, military personnel  to fill out background investigation forms (only after their sponsoring agency has directed them to do so). Agency training e-QIP systems are also available for OPM customer agencies.
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Position Designation Tool

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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Cooperation in Federal Background Investigations

Cooperation from law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, employers/businesses and neighbors, friends and co-workers of federal employees and contractors is crucial to the quality of a federal employment background investigations and the security of the United States.

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OPM Secure Portal

OPM’s secure portal for Federal agency users who need to use electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP), the Central Verification System (CVS), the Suitability Handbook, and much more.

Federal Investigations Notice

Federal Investigations Notices

As the U.S. Government’s Suitability Executive Agent, these Federal Investigations Notices (FINs) are OPM’s way of communicating Government-wide information, changes, and updates concerning the Federal background investigations process.

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