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    National Background Investigations Bureau

    Please visit the National Background Investigations Bureau's new website.


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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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NP2 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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