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National Security Position Handbook

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Prepared by the USGS Office of Administrative Policy and Services,

Office of Management Services, Security Management

 
 

March 2004

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

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U.S. Geological Survey

National Security Position Handbook 440-7-H

Prepared by the Office of Administrative Policy and Services/Office of Management Services/Security Management Office


FOREWORD

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Security Position Handbook (440-7-H) supplements Survey Manual (SM) 440.7, USGS National Security Position Program, and establishes uniform standards and processing procedures for requesting, certifying, briefing, and terminating national security information clearances for employees, and establishes uniform standards and processing procedures for background investigations for contractors. No information contained in the handbook is intended to alter any provision of any Federal law, executive order, or national or Department of the Interior (DOI) directive.

Questions regarding the content of the Handbook may be directed to the USGS Security Manager, Office of Administrative Policy and Services, Office of Management Services, Security Management Office, Mail Stop 250, National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192.

The previous edition of this Handbook dated September 1994 is hereby superseded.

/s/ Carol F. Aten                                                          		 
Carol F. Aten							                Date April 29, 2004  
Chief, Office of Administrative Policy and Services

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. POSITION RISK DESIGNATION PROGRAM

  1. General

  2. Definitions

  3. National Security Sensitivity Levels and Criteria

CHAPTER 2. INVESTIGATIONS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY POSITIONS

  1. Types and Scope of Personnel Security Investigations

  2. Investigative Requirements for National Security Positions

  3. Requesting Personnel Security Investigations

  4. Completion and Submission of Investigative Forms

  5. Cancellation of Investigation Prior to Completion

  6. Acquisition of Forms

Figure 2-1 Standard Form 86 Certification, SF 86C

Figure 2-2 Personnel Security Action Request, Form 9-3056

Figure 2-3 Request for Waiver of Preappointment Investigative Requirement For A Critical-Sensitive Position, Form DI-1912

Figure 2-4 Request for Waiver of Preappointment Investigative Requirements for Noncritical-Sensitive Positions, Form 9-3059

Figure 2-5 Certification of Amended Investigative Form, Form FIPC 391

Figure 2-6 Security Investigative Forms - Returned Unacceptable Notice, Form 9-3057

Figure 2-7 Personnel Security Forms Supply Sources

CHAPTER 3. NATIONAL SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS, AND NON-EMPLOYEES

  1. National Security Clearances for Contractors and Consultants as Part of a Classified Contract

  2. Suitability Background Investigations for Building Services Contractors and Consultants

  3. Contractor Public Trust Positions

Figure 3-1 Statement of Personal History For Contract and Childcare Applicants, Form GSA 176

Figure 3-2 Fingerprint Chart for Contract Employees, FD-258

Figure 3-3 USGS Certification of Favorable Determination for a Public Trust Contractor

Figure 3-4 Contractor Computer/IT Position Agreement, Form 9-3058

CHAPTER 4. ADJUDICATION STANDARDS AND ACTIONS

  1. Suitability and Security Adjudication Standards

  2. Adjudication Actions

Figure 4-1 Privacy Act Notice for Security Interviews

CHAPTER 5. BRIEFINGS AND DEBRIEFINGS

  1. Briefings, Refresher Briefings, and Debriefings for National Security Information Clearances

Figure 5-1 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, Form SF-312

Figure 5-2 Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement, Form 4414

Figure 5-3 U.S. Geological Survey Special-Sensitive Position Notification

Figure 5-4 U.S. Department of Energy Security Acknowledgement, Form DOE F 5631.18

Figure 5-5 U.S. Department of Energy Security Termination Statement, Form DOE F 5631.29

CHAPTER 6. SECURITY CERTIFICATIONS

  1. National Security Information Clearances

  2. Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” and “L” Security Clearances

  3. Reemployed Annuitant and Scientist Emeritus Status

Figure 6-1 USGS National Security Information Clearance Certification

Figure 6-2 USGS National Security Information Clearance Recertification

Figure 6-3 USGS Notification of DOE "Q" or "L" Security Clearance Investigation Completion

Figure 6-4 USGS Notification of DOE "Q" or "L" Security Clearance Update Investigation Completionn

CHAPTER 7. ADMINISTRATIVE TERMINATION OF SECURITY CLEARANCES, DOWNGRADING OF SECURITY CLEARANCES, OR TRANSFER OF SECURITY CLEARANCES WITHIN THE USGS

  1. General

  2. Termination of National Security Information Clearance

  3. Downgrading of National Security Information

  4. Transfer of Security Clearances within the USGS

CHAPTER 8. SECURITY FILE DOCUMENTATION

  1. Sensitive Position Security File Maintenance

  2. Disposition

CHAPTER 9. CLASSIFIED VISITS AND MEETINGS

  1. Classified Visits to Other Agencies

  2. Classified Visit Requests From Other Agencies and Classified Meetings

  3. Special Access Program Visits

Appendix A, Glossary

Appendix B, Security Investigative Form Requirements

Appendix C, Security Investigative Form Preparation Instructions

Appendix D, Security SF-86 and SF-85P “Agency Use Only” Section Instructions


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