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