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Investigation


Work done by investigators, following the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Investigations, in connection with alleged violations of criminal and civil laws and serious administrative misconduct.

A review of an applicant’s or employee’s background. The different levels of investigation are:

(1) National Agency Check - consists of record searches with selected sources covering specific areas of the subject's background.

(2) National Agency Check and Inquires - consists of written inquiries and record searches covering specific areas of the subject's background during the past 5 years.

(3) Minimum Background Investigation - consists of National Agency Check and inquiries and a credit check.

(4) Limited Background Investigation - consists of an interview, personal interviews with selected sources covering specific areas of the subject's background during the past 1-3 year, and written inquiries, records searches and credit searches covering the past 5 years.

(5) Background Investigation - consists of an interview, written inquiries, record searches, credit searches and personal interviews with selected sources, covering specific areas of the subject's background for at least the past 5 and not more than 7 years.

(6) Special Background Investigation - consists of an interview, written inquiries, record searches, credit searches and personal interviews with selected sources covering specific areas of the subject's background during the past 15 years.

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