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  • Merton Miller

    Federal Investigative ServicesFiscal Year 2012 Annual Stakeholder Report

    We must not lose focus. Although significant achievements were realized during FY2012, the evolving threats posed by foreign intelligence services, terrorists, and potential insiders demand that the background investigative program continues to evolve to identify and mitigate these risks.” 
    – 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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