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    Notice No. 04-05

    Subject: Special Agreement Price Schedule

    Date: August 31, 2004

    The Office of Personnel Management Center for Federal Investigative Services (OPM-CFIS) 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 October 1, 2004, and should remain in effect until September 30, 2005.

    These Special Agreement Checks (SACs) are in addition to our standard background investigations described in Federal Investigations Notice 04-04. OPM conducts SACs for agencies that want to obtain single or multiple 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 Investigations Program Specialist at (202) 606-1042 to discuss how OPM may be able to help meet your investigative needs with this wide range of case products.

    Effective June 3, 2002, we implemented a price reduction for the "Electronic Fingerprint-Only" SAC.

    The reduction is for those fingerprint-only submissions that are sent to us electronically via Live-Scan or Card-Scan technology to the fingerprint Transaction System (FTS) located at the Center for Federal Investigative Services, Federal Investigations Processing Center (CFIS-FIPC).

    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 Government Operations Group at (724) 794-5612.


    Kathy L. Dillaman
    Deputy Associate Director
    Center for Federal Investigative Services


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