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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OPM ceased publication of the Payroll Office Letters on December 30, 2000. Starting with 2001, this information is now published in Benefits Administration Letters in the 300 series (i.e., the first Benefits Administration Letter providing information to agency payroll offices is BAL 01-301).
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has Government wide responsibility and oversight for Federal benefits administration. This page contains the Benefits Administration Payroll Office Letters used to advise Federal agencies about various aspects of program administration.
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