This website provides information to federal applicants, personnel, contractors and the military, as well as guidelines, advice and tools to support the Authority`s personnel and security offices. Federal Investigations (FINs) are published on this site to enable timely communication from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) with federal authorities. NBIB assigns each office that requests nbib surveys a unique four-digit alphanumeric code, called “Submitting Office Number” (SON). The SON identifies the office launching the investigation and is listed in the corresponding Use Block (AUB) agency of SF 85, SF 85P, SF 85P-S and SF 86. To obtain a NBIB SON, complete a PIPS 12 form that you can obtain on the NBIB website or on fipc telephone liaison at 724-794-5228. Agencies are required to keep their SON details up to date and accurate. The security office of a public authority is responsible for obtaining comprehensive investigation reports from NBIB, monitoring the Agency`s cases, and making suitability and safety decisions for persons under investigation for employment. Each security desk receives a unique four-digit alphanumeric identifier from NBIB, the Security Desk Identifier (SOI), used to identify the competent authority that receives case results, data or other information from NBIB. Security offices are responsible for designating security office staff (authorized contacts) who can contact NBIB for SII data (detailed case information). Only these NBIB-approved “authorized contacts” can receive detailed case information.
Authorized contacts must be able to answer the identification questions provided by Telephone Liaison before providing information. OPIS provides NBIB with image and document management functions necessary to collect, store, consult and verify investigative documents in a new paperless environment. OPIS also offers the possibility to share these images electronically with other federal investigation services via eDelivery (electronic Delivery) (formerly known as Agence Delivery). eDelivery replaces the traditional method of sending a paper version of the paper-completed identification package with secure electronic delivery through an automated process. For more information about eDelivery, call your agency at 724-794-5612. The substantive investigation, which is requested for employees assigned to moderate, low-risk and non-sensitive positions, is a National Control Agency with Written Inquiries (AIN). The ENAI is carried out by OPM. This investigation covers five years of FBI fingerprint verification, name control and investigation files, the OPM Security/Suitability Investigations Index, national credit bureaus and corresponding military records, written requests to law enforcement, former employers and superiors, personal references and schools.
Full-Field Background Investigation (FFI) is required for employees assigned to high-risk positions. This survey has a scope of 7 years and includes checks by national authorities, as described in the INH, a personal interview, employment, autonomy and unemployment insurance, verification of education, residences, former employers and law enforcement authorities. The Special Agreement Check (SAC), which is a limited investigation (or series of audits) that is only carried out through a specific agreement between OPM and an agency. The SAC proposes an alternative procedure that allows the IS to obtain searches specially tailored to its specific needs and includes: Security Agency Checks, Fbi National Criminal History Checks and Law Enforcement Checks. SI uses the ISC for all pre-appointment investigations. Upgrade/downgrade/service service requirements only apply to ongoing investigations (closed cases cannot be updated or degraded). . . .