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    Notice No. 02-02

    Subject: OPM Special Agreement Price Schedule

    Date: November 30, 2001

    OPM's Investigations Service offers numerous special investigative products to meet the varied needs of our customers. The description and price of each of these products is shown on the reverse side of this notice. The prices shown become effective January 1, 2002, and should remain in effect until September 30, 2002.

    These Special Agreement Checks (SACs) are in addition to our background investigations described in Federal Investigations Notice 02-01. OPM conducts SACs for agencies that want to obtain single or a combination of record checks for use in pre-screening candidates, resolving individual security/suitability issues, or fulfilling other agency mission related objectives. We encourage you to contact your Security Appraisal Officer to discuss how OPM may be able to help meet your investigative needs with this wide range of case products.

    We will continue to offer our Reimbursable Suitability/Security Investigations (RSIs). An RSI consists of a focused investigation to provide information to resolve issues developed on an individual. The RSI should be requested in situations where an agency needs additional information to resolve issues that fall outside the scope of the investigation, or to establish a history or pattern of behavior. A Special Interview (SPIN) may be requested as part of the RSI. The Special Interview gives the Subject an opportunity to refute and explain information developed and to offer new information that they choose to provide. Since pricing is based on the work needed to resolve issues, the RSI provides agencies with additional cost savings.

    The RSI product is easy to request; for additional information please refer to Federal Investigations Notice 93-4, dated June 14, 1993, or contact OPM's Contract Management Branch on 724-794-5612.

    Richard A. Ferris
    Associate Director


    Special Agreement Checks Billing Rates

    Inquiries: OPM-IS, Oversight and Technical Assistance Division, 202-606-1042
    OPM-FIPC, Program Services, 724-794-5612

    Code: 736, Investigations

    Distribution: SOIs/SONs

    Notice expires:September 30, 2002

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