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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Connect to the OPM Store and Forward using a dial-up modem connection and Point to Point Protocol (PPP). Once connected, mail Base64 mime-encoded submissions that are compressed using approved "WSQ" fingerprint compression software to the Store and Forward using Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
Your PPP client should be capable of supporting login using Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). Authentication will be performed by the OPM dial-up system. The username, password and phone number will be established by OPM only after all testing has been performed and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems have sent submission certification to OPM. For more information on CHAP Authentication, refer to RFC 1994.
Testing will be performed prior to sending any electronic submissions via dial-up into the Fingerprint Transaction System. Testing will be coordinated and facilitated at the Lockheed Martin facility in Oak Ridge.
Requirements and certification process will consist of:
The implementation of SMTP will follow Internet standards and proposed standards as listed below:
The SMTP implementation shall include the extensions to SMTP (as specified in RFC's 1652, 1869 and 1870) in a compatible manner.
Send electronic submissions to the OPM Store and Forward via SMTP as follows:
7.1 OPM Required Data For All EFTS Submissions:
2.006 (ATN - ATTENTION INDICATOR):
Use the first 25-characters to enter your accounting number (Note: a number character is allowed in this field)
2.073 (CRI - CONTROLLING AGENCY IDENTIFIER)
7.2 OPM Conditionally Required Fields:
1.10 (TCR - TRANSMISSION CONTROL REFERENCE)
If you are sending a "no charge" resubmission due to fingerprint image errors, then, in the TCR field, put the TCR number from your PIPS response. Otherwise, leave the TCR field blank.
2.009 (OCA - ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER)
If you are sending a no-charge resubmission or a fee resubmission on an active case, enter the OPM assigned Case Number for the case. Otherwise, leave the OCA field blank.
All other supplied EFTS fields should contain data which meet the requirements in EFTS version 6.2 and version 7.0. OPM Investigations Service will provide additional guidelines for which EFTS values to use in the following fields.
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