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To improve the quality of investigation submissions, OPM FIS has added the verification of Submitting Office Number (SON), Security Office Identifier (SOI), and Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection Code (IPAC) to the Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing (e-QIP). This will help reduce the number of cases that are unacceptable due to incorrect SON/SOI/IPAC information. If the agency user attempts to use SON, SOI, or IPAC codes that are not compatible with OPM's system, the user will receive a validation error and will not be allowed to submit the case until a valid code and/or combination of codes is provided.
If your agency needs to validate your SON, SOI, and IPAC codes or approval to use a specific combination of codes for your investigation requests, please contact the OPM-FIS Systems Access Support Team at (724) 794-5612, x4600.
Other recent changes to e-QIP included: