Security Clearance and Reporting Paper

New security clearance rules have been introduced by the US government for active military members, civil service employees, and independent contractors.

Background screening is completed via e-QIP and SF-86 forms

eQIP – eQIP stands for Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system. It is an automated system that processes the standard investigative forms in the background investigation procedures of federal security, fitness, suitability, and credentialing purposes. Users can electronically enter, update, and transmit their personal investigative data over a secure internet connection to a requesting agency.

SF-86 forms – Standard Form – 86 is filled by the people so that the government can collect information for conducting the criminal history background investigation with submitted fingerprints, re-investigations, and regular evaluations of the people for the national security positions and other considerations.

Providing correct information is important, having access to that information is paramount to your success in achieving and maintaining your security clearance.

The background investigation is an 8-step process

The New Continuous Evaluation (CE) or Regular Investigation system eliminates the waiting time for reinvestigation. The continuous system regularly checks for records, arrest-worthy evidence, errors in your credit reports, clearance on the records, your Facebook posts that might come in a way of your clearance. Knowing all these parameters in real-time through Continuous Evaluation (CE) saves time on reinvestigations.

As CE is the new system, it is yet to be implemented for all the hiring offices. So, there is confusion among people that which departments have implemented the CS and which have not.

As per the new guidelines, officials conduct regular monitoring or continuous monitoring of national security employees that include active military members, civil service employees, and independent contractors.

Previously the duration gap for investigating was large approximately 5 to 10 years. With a longer gap in investigations, the active military members, civil service employees, and independent contractors had time to catch up and manage their finances. But, with the latest rules in place, they will have to face the consequences of credit reporting for missed payments or late personal finances; which can impact security clearances.

Active military members, civil service employees, and independent contractors now have difficulty in justifying the government’s concerns.

The background investigations are conducted for public trust national security, positions regulated by the government, and identity verification.

The Security Clearance Process

The questionnaire on the Standard Form 86 includes questions about employment, residences, education, military service, spouse, relatives, and associates.

There will be questions relating to criminal activity, mental health, credit, alcohol/drug use, among others in the United States.

You will be asked to give access of the personal records to the investigator.

After this, you need to submit your fingerprints.

1idu is your go-to facility for your FBI Background Screening with electronic fingerprinting or FBI – FD (258) Hard Card Capabilities. 1idu is a Veteran owned FBI and FDLE approved electronic fingerprinting service provider in Tampa Florida. We have the latest machinery for the process. It just takes from 5 to 15 minutes for the complete electronic fingerprinting process.

1idu offers Background Screening Services to assist active military members, civil service employees and independent contractors in maintaining a security clearance.

FBI Criminal Information – Candidate’s records are checked in the FBI criminal database for verification purposes.

Nationwide Credit Report – Nationwide Credit Report is checked to see the candidate’s history of borrowing and repayment.

Nationwide, State & Country Criminal Records – The records of the candidates are checked in Nationwide, State & County Criminal databases with the help of local courts.

Professional License Verification – The Department searches by license number within a profession through that profession’s official database.

Social Security & Address Verification – This verification is conducted for the verification of the personal information given by the candidate.

Employment Verification – This step checks whether the employment record of the candidate matches with the information filled.

Education Verification – It is done to check whether the information on educated filled by the candidate is correct and matches the actual records or not.

Drug Testing – Drug testing is done to check high-risk employees that affect morale, productivity, safety risks into the organization.

Financial Considerations that might endanger your clearance

Personal Considerations that might endanger your clearance

Criminal Conduct that might endanger your clearance

Drug/Alcohol Involvement that might endanger your clearance

There are psychological considerations, foreign influence, misuse of information technology, security violations, sexual behavior, and allegiance to the US among others that are considered while providing security clearance. We offer our assistance to help you maintain your security clearance as an active service member, a civil service employee or contractor. 1idu is a Veteran Owned FBI Channeling Service in Tampa Florida.