Showing 6 ideas for tag "background checks"
When an active duty employee works for one of the military services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) a background investigation is conducted to grant a security clearance. Once the clearance is granted, and then the employee later leaves the service and subsequently goes to work as a civilian for the federal government, another similar background investigation is conducted (even though they already have... more »
The vast majority of employees who underwent and passed initial background checks to obtain their civil service positions pose no further risk to the government to justify the resources spent on routine 5-year renewals of their security clearances. A simple risk assessment could eliminate the need to send contract OPM staff into neighborhoods, knocking on doors to have former co-workers, neighbors and friends of government... more »
For those applying who are cleared, reimburse them. If not the government does not loose those funds.
Our office recently began "suitability" background checks on employees classified as "medium risk level" or higher. I understand EPA is spending $500 per person to have "suitability checks" each time we change position or whatever. No one really knows what these checks are about. We are not a military organization (as far as I know anyways).
We need to establish one Background investigation for all departments within the federal governemnt. The amount of money spent on redundant invesigations could be utilized in other areas. As an example, I had a current, valid Top Secret Clearance from the US Army, and yet had to get a Background Investigation from CBP before I could report to work. The scope of a TS cleareance far exceeds a Background Investigation.... more »
Allow Federal employees who have undergone detailed background checks show a government ID and avoid pat downs at airport security check points. Lines would move faster, stress would be reduced, security clearance time could be better estimated, and employees would spend less time at the airport.