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Legislative Branch

Centralize Security Clearance Process

When each government entity has it's own clearance process, there is significant redundant use of resources that could be eliminated by centralizing the process for less sensitive positions (e.g. IT, administrative). For example, over the past few years, I've had to go through 3 clearance processes working for different branches of the government. They all wanted the same information and the work to be performed was... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

One Background Screening System

Currently there are multiple background screening systems. A paid employee goes through the EQUIP sytem and gets a NACI, a WOC employee would get at SAC, and contract employees have to do their system through Little Rock. Employees do not know what their status is and may complete the wrong background screening and then they have to go through the system all over again. By eliminating the multiple background screening... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Computer Access Background Check BEFORE first day

Here at HHS in order to gain network access an employee has to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. Instead of doing this before the first day of work, employees do this sometime within the first week of work. This means that employees can do almost no work until this background check is completed, which can sometimes take up to 2 weeks. By conducting this BEFORE an employee's start date the government... more »

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Department of Justice

Interagency background check

When an employee changes from one agency to another, the new agency conducts an entirely new background check from scratch, having the employee fill out the exact same forms and requiring the investigator to talk to the exact same people. The check can take months (in my experience 4 months for DHS, 6 months for DOJ) during which time a candidate can find a job with a more efficient organization.

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