Personnel and Document Security - The Investigation Process
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The Investigation Process
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Security Indoctrination

Investigation Adjudication


PSD receives the completed security forms from your agency via e-QIP and quality-checks them for accuracy. Once approved, the security forms are submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for investigation scheduling.

Once the completed investigation is received by PSD, it is assigned to a Personnel Security Specialist for adjudication. A recommendation is rendered to grant or deny a favorable suitability and/or security determination. PSD notifies the USDA agency of its determination.

For favorable security determinations, the employee is notified to complete a security indoctrination.

Signed suitability and clearance certifications are forwarded to the appropriate agencies for filing in the Official Personnel Folder (OPF).

    National Security vs Public Trust
    The Investigation Process
    Q & A on Investigations (PDF, 66Kb)
    The Adjudicative Guidelines (PDF, 1763Kb)
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  Last Modified: 11/15/2008                                                    
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