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.
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: