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                        DOE  M  472.1-1B

                                

 





                       PERSONNEL SECURITY

                         PROGRAM MANUAL











                   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

          Office of Security and Emergency Operations

                   Office of Security Affairs

               Office of Safeguards and Security

                PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM MANUAL







     1.   PURPOSE.  This Manual provides detailed requirements and procedures to supplement DOE

     O 472.1B, Personnel Security Activities, which establishes the overall objectives,

     requirements, and responsibilities for implementation and operation of the Personnel Security

     Program and the Personnel Security Assurance Program in the Department of Energy (DOE),

     including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  This Manual addresses only

     the Personnel Security Program.  It is intended for use by DOE employees responsible for

     personnel security activities.



     2.   CANCELLATION.  DOE M 472.1-1A, dated 11-16-00, is cancelled.



     3.   APPLICABILITY.  



               a.   DOE Elements.  This Manual applies to all DOE elements, including NNSA.



               b.   Contractors.  The Contractor Requirements Document (DOE O 472.1B, Attachment

          1) establishes Personnel Security Program requirements for DOE contractors, including

          NNSA contractors, and stipulates that specific requirements or guidance may also be

          issued by the cognizant DOE office; that is, the local operations, field, or Naval

          Reactors Office, or for Headquarters, the Headquarters Operations Division, Office of

          Safeguards and Security.  The Contractor Requirements Document is the DOE

          equivalent of those portions of the National Industrial Security Program Operating

          Manual (DoD 5220.22M) that address personnel clearances.



     4.   DEFINITIONS.  Definitions of commonly used terms are provided in the Safeguards and

     Security Glossary of Terms, dated 12-18-95, which is maintained and distributed by the Office

     of Safeguards and Security.



     5.   DEVIATIONS.  Requests for deviations from requirements in this Manual will be processed in

     accordance with DOE O 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program.  Deviations from the

     requirements and procedures in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 710 (10 CFR 710)

     will not be approved.  Waivers of preappointment investigations will be processed in

     accordance with 5 CFR 732 and 736.



     6.   REFERENCES.



               a.   DOE O 472.1B, Personnel Security Activities, dated 3-24-97.



               b.   DOE O 470.1, Safeguards and Security Program, dated 9-28-95, with change 001,

          dated 6-21-96.               c.   Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information, dated 8-2-95.



               d.   10 CFR 710, Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to

          Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material.



               e.   National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), 

          DoD 5220.22-M, dated 1-95.



     7.   CONTACT.  Questions should be addressed to the DOE Personnel Security Program

     Manager, 301-903-6637, or the DOE senior personnel security official at the cognizant DOE

     office.







BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY:







FRANCIS S. BLAKE

Deputy Secretary





                                   

                                          

                                                                                 

                                                                      

                                                                                                   CONTENTS



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CHAPTER I, ACCESS AUTHORIZATION REQUESTS



     1.   Access Authorization Need Determination . . . . . . . . .I-1

     2.   Access Authorization Type Determination . . . . . . . . .I-1

               a.   Q and L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-1

               b.   QX and LX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-1

               c.   QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-1

     3.   Other Federal Department or Agency Employees and Legislative and Judicial 

     Branch Employees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-2

4.   Approval for Special Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-2

     5.   Required Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-2





CHAPTER II, NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

REQUESTS AND PROCESS

               

     1.   Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1

     2.   Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1

               a.   Federal Employees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1

               b.   Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1

     3.   Reciprocity  .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1

     4.   Additional Requirements for Contractor Requests . . . . II-3

     5.   Investigative Requirements for Access Authorizations. . II-3

               a.   Q Designated a "Position of a High Degree of Importance or Sensitivity"II-3

               b.   Q, QL, or QX Access Authorization. . . . . . . . . II-3

               c.   QB Access Authorization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-3

               d.   L and LX Access Authorizations . . . . . . . . . . II-3

     6.   Prescreening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-4

     7.   Personnel Security File Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . II-5

     8.   Processing Forms Used to Request Investigations . . . . II-5

     9.   Other Federal Agency Requests for DOE Access AuthorizationsII-6

               a.   DoD and NASA Personnel Assigned to the Department. II-6

               b.   DoD and NASA Personnel Assigned to other Federal AgenciesII-6

     10.  DOE and DOE Contractor Personnel Assigned to DoD or NASAII-6

     11.  Additional Requirements for Cases Involving Foreign Residence, Employment

          or Other Activities in a Foreign Country. . . . . . . . II-7

     12.  Transmittal of Completed Investigative Reports. . . . . II-7

     13.  Cancellation of Requests for Access Authorization or InvestigationII-7

     14.  Types of Investigations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-8

               a.   Single Scope Background Investigation. . . . . . . II-8

               b.   Single Scope Background Investigation-Periodic ReinvestigationII-8

               c.   National Agency Check with Law and Credit. . . . . II-8

               d.   Access National Agency Check and Inquiries . . . . II-8

               e.   Upgrading an Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . II-8

               f.   Background Investigations by Other Federal AgenciesII-8

     15.  Incomplete Investigations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-9

     16.  Investigation Requests for Individuals Transferred to Positions 

          of a High Degree of Importance or Sensitivity . . . . . II-9

     17.  Access Authorization Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . II-9

     18.  Reinitiation of Cases Administratively Terminated under 10 CFR 710.6II-9

     19.  DOE Custody of Personnel Security Files . . . . . . . .II-10

     20.  Individuals Seeking Access or Amendment to Their Personnel Security FilesII-11

     21.  Notification of Access Authorization Determination. . .II-11

     22.  Contents and Arrangement of Data in Personnel Security FilesII-12

     23.  Retention of Personnel Security Files . . . . . . . . .II-12





CHAPTER III, INVESTIGATIVE RESULTS PROCESS AND ACCESS AUTHORIZATION

DETERMINATIONS 



     1.   Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-1

               a.   Background Investigations (Initial Investigations or Reinvestigations)III-1

               b.   National Agency Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-1

     2.   Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-1

     3.   Referral of Case for Review and Advice. . . . . . . . .III-2

     4.   Actions Authorized by Office of Safeguards and SecurityIII-2

     5.   Personnel Security Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-3

     6.   Letters of Interrogatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-3

     7.   Additional Investigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-3

     8.   Drug Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-3

     9.   Cases Involving Mental Illness or Mental Condition. . .III-3

     10.  Time Elements in Processing Cases . . . . . . . . . . .III-4

     11.  Employer Inquiries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-7

     12.  Suitability Determinations for Federal Employees and Referrals to Servicing  

          Personnel Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .III-7

               a.   DOE Employees and applicants for DOE Employment. .III-7

               b.   Other Federal Agency Employees and Consultants . .III-7                       CONTENTS (continued)



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CHAPTER IV, INTERIM ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS AND WAIVERS OF    

PREAPPOINTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS



     1.   General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-1

     2.   Interim Access Authorization to Classified Matter or SNMIV-1

     3.   Waivers of Preappointment Investigation . . . . . . . . IV-2

     4.   Standards and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-2





CHAPTER V, DATA ON SPOUSES AND COHABITANTS



     1.   General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .V-1

     2.   Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .V-1

               a.   Cleared Individuals Who Marry or Cohabitate. . . . .V-1

               b.   Name Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .V-1





CHAPTER VI, ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS AND DUAL

CITIZENS



     1.   Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-1

     2.   Foreign Nationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-2

               a.   Field Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-2

               b.   Director of Safeguards and Security. . . . . . . . VI-3

     3.   Dual Citizens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-4

               a.   Renunciation of the Citizenship in the Other CountryVI-4

               b.   Waiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-4



CHAPTER VII,  EXTENSIONS, TRANSFERS, TERMINATIONS, AND REINSTATEMENTS

OF ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS



     1.   Extensions and Transfers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII-1

     2.   Terminations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII-2

               a.   Causes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII-2

               b.   Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII-3

               c.   Transfers of Personnel Security Files of Terminated CasesVII-3

     3.   Reinstatements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII-4

     4.   Transmittal of Personnel Security Files . . . . . . . .VII-5



                       CONTENTS (continued)



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CHAPTER VIII, REINVESTIGATION PROGRAM

               

     1.   Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-1

     2.   Reevaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-1

     3.   Individual Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-1

4.   Reinvestigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-2

               a.   Review of Continued Eligibility. . . . . . . . . VIII-2

               b.   Type of Reinvestigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-2

               c.   Scheduling Reinvestigations. . . . . . . . . . . VIII-2

               d.   Evaluation Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-3

                                                            CHAPTER I

                                

                  ACCESS AUTHORIZATION REQUESTS

                                

                                

   1. ACCESS AUTHORIZATION NEED DETERMINATION.  A request for an access

   authorization will be submitted only after a determination has been made that the duties of the

   position require access to classified matter and/or special nuclear materials (SNM).  Access

   authorizations must not be requested to alleviate individual or management responsibilities for

   properly protecting classified information or controlling dissemination of such classified

   information on a need-to-know basis.  DOE has a single access authorization program for DOE

   contractor and subcontractor employees, consultants, and access permittees.  The Contractor

   Requirements Document for DOE O 472.1B, Personnel Security Activities, sets forth

   Personnel Security Program requirements for DOE contractors.  Statements concerning

   contractor requirements contained in this Manual are for the purpose of informing DOE elements

   only.

  

   2. ACCESS AUTHORIZATION TYPE DETERMINATION.  The type of access authorization

   requested is determined after a review of the type and level of classified matter and/or SNM for

   which the individual requires access to perform the official duties of his/her assigned position.  For

   additional information regarding access to SNM, refer to DOE O 472.1B, Attachment 3.  An

   authorization granted for access to SNM also allows access to the appropriate categories/levels

   of classified matter on a need-to-know basis.  To meet the requirements of the National

   Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), a contractor Facility Security

   Officer and key management personnel must possess access authorizations equivalent with the

   level of the facility clearance (for information on facility clearances see DOE O 470.1,

   Safeguards and Security Program, Chapter V).  There are five types of access authorization: 

   Q, L, QX, LX, and QB.  Determination of the type of access authorization must be certified in

   writing by the requester to the Director of Safeguards and Security, SO-21 (for Headquarters

   cases), or to the appropriate field element manager.  



                   a.  Q and L  The types of access authorizations (Q and L) and the levels of classified

                matter and categories of SNM for which each type allows access are

                described in Attachments 2 and 3 of DOE O 472.1B.



                     b.  QX and LX  Access authorization types QX and LX are granted to individuals employed

                  by a DOE access permittee.  QX is for access to Secret and/or Confidential

                  Restricted Data, and LX is for access to Confidential Restricted Data. 

                  Information regarding the DOE access permit program is found in Title 10,

                  Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 725.  



                   c.  QB       A QB access authorization is granted by the Director of Security Affairs to

                certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch officials and elected state

                officials, in accordance with Section 145b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954,

                as amended.  A QB access authorization allows the individual the same

                access as a Q access authorization.



   3. OTHER FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY EMPLOYEES AND LEGISLATIVE

   AND JUDICIAL BRANCH EMPLOYEES. Until the Department has determined that such

   access will not endanger the common defense and security, DOE will withhold access to

   classified matter or SNM under DOE responsibility from employees of other Federal

   departments or agencies and Legislative and Judicial Branch employees.  Unless the Secretary or

   the Secretary's designee authorizes such action as clearly consistent with the national security, this

   determination will be based on an investigation and report by the Office of Personnel

   Management (OPM), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or other Government agency

   that conducts personnel security investigations.  Access to Restricted Data will not be allowed

   unless an access authorization has been granted to the individual based on the investigation and

   report.

   

   4. APPROVAL FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS.  Within DOE, several categories of classified

   information require, in addition to an access authorization, programmatic approval before access

   to the information is authorized.  These categories include the following:



              Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), which must be approved by the DOE Senior

       Intelligence Officer, or his or her designated representative within the Office of Intelligence; 



              Weapon Data, which requires approval from the Office of Defense Programs; 



              NATO information, which must be approved by the Office of  Security Affairs; and 



              CRYPTO and COMSEC, which must be approved by the Office of The Chief Information

       Officer.  



      For further information regarding these programs, the relevant office should be contacted.



   5. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.  Each request for an access authorization must include the

   following information:



          a.  the type of access authorization required for the position,



          b.  justification for the type of access authorization requested, and



          c.  the correct and completed forms as described in this Manual, Chapter II, paragraph 2,

       unless the individual will be processed under the reciprocity process described in this

       Manual, Chapter II, paragraph 3, or the reinstatement process described in Chapter VII,

       Section 3.                            CHAPTER II



        NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

                       REQUESTS AND PROCESS





   1. SCOPE.  This chapter covers the procedures for initiating and processing requests for National

   Agency Checks required for L access authorizations and background investigations required for

   Q access authorizations.



   2. FORMS.  The following forms are required to process a request for an access authorization.  

          a.  Federal Employees.



                  (1) Standard Form 86 (SF-86), Questionnaire for National Security Positions.



                  (2) Standard Form 87 (SF-87), Fingerprint Card.



                  (3) Either Standard Form 171 (SF-171), Application for Federal Employment; Optional

           Form 612 (OF-612), Optional Application for Federal Employment; or a resume.  If

           the individual submits an OF-612 or a resume, an Optional Form 306 (OF-306),

           Declaration for Federal Employment, must also be submitted.



                  (4) DOE F 5631.18, Security Acknowledgment.



       (5)    DOE F 472.1, Release (Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970, as amended).

              

          b.  Others.  All other individuals, including contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and access

       permittees, will submit an SF-86, FD-258 (Fingerprint Card), DOE F 472.1, and

       DOE F 5631.18 to obtain an access authorization.



   3. RECIPROCITY.  As a basis for granting an access authorization, DOE will accept verification

   that the applicant currently has a security clearance and/or SCI access approval granted by

   another Federal agency, provided the investigative basis for the previous security clearance/SCI

   access approval meets the scope of the investigation required for the DOE access authorization. 

   In addition, if the access authorization to be granted is a Q, the investigation must have been

   completed or updated by reinvestigation within the past 

      5 years.  If the access authorization to be granted is an L, the investigation must have been

   completed or updated by reinvestigation within the past 10 years.  The scope for a Q access

   authorization is a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).  The scope for an L access

   authorization is, for cases initially processed prior to October 1997, a National Agency Check

   with Credit (NACC).  For cases initially processed after October 1997, the scope is a National

   Agency Check (NACLC) with Law and Credit for non-Federal employees and an Access

   National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) for Federal employees. 



      Until March 1997, the Federal Government did not have a defined investigative scope for

   reinvestigations, so each Federal agency established its own scope for periodic reinvestigations. 

   Therefore, if the previous security clearance/SCI access approval is based on a reinvestigation,

   the local Personnel Security Program manager must exercise judgment and latitude to determine if

   the reinvestigation used by the other Federal agency is acceptable.



          a.  The following steps will be taken to grant a reciprocal access authorization.



                  (1) Verify the date and basis of the security clearance/SCI access approval and the

           individual's date and place of birth and citizenship from the Federal agency that

           granted the security clearance and/or SCI approval.  The verification may be in

           writing or may be transmitted electronically.  



                  (2) Obtain either a newly completed SF-86 or a copy of the most recently completed

           security questionnaire (SF-86, DD 398, or equivalent).  A copy of a previously

           completed questionnaire may be submitted by the individual or the Federal agency

           that granted the security clearance and/or SCI approval.  If the form does not come

           directly from the Federal agency where the individual holds a security clearance, the

           individual must update, re-sign, and redate it.  



                  (3) Have the individual read and sign DOE F 5631.18, Security Acknowledgment.



                  (4) Grant an access authorization unless the individual is not a U.S. citizen, is a dual

           citizen, or DOE has an unresolved security concern.  Any issues occurring after

           completion of the last investigation are considered unresolved unless the original

           agency has provided specific information indicating that such issues were favorably

           resolved.  If security issues develop that require further adjudication, the appropriate

           action(s) should be initiated.  This may involve delaying the DOE access authorization

           action until receipt of the copy of the previous investigation.  If it is clear that the

           issues of security concern were addressed and resolved by the original agency, those

           issues should not be adjudicated further.



          b.  After a DOE access authorization is granted, a copy of the investigation(s) the original

       agency used as the basis for granting the security clearance and/or SCI access approval will

       be obtained.  Upon receipt, if action is needed to resolve issues that were not resolved by

       the original agency, such action will be initiated.  If the documentation regarding the

       previously conducted NACC, NACLC, or ANACI does not contain the actual results of

       the searches conducted, a new NACLC or ANACI may be requested.



          c.  In instances where the most recent investigation or reinvestigation for an individual with a

       verified active security clearance at another Federal agency does not meet the time frames

       required in paragraph 3, an exception may be requested from the Director of Security

       Affairs.  Exceptions should only be requested when a current    SF-86 does not reveal any

       unresolved security concerns and the need for the reciprocal clearance supports an urgent

       Departmental requirement, certified by the Program Secretarial Officer, or designee, from

       the organization sponsoring the request.  Should the individual's clearance at the other

       Federal agency be terminated subsequent to DOE granting a reciprocal access

       authorization, DOE will assume the responsibility for processing a reinvestigation for the

       individual.



   4. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRACTOR REQUESTS.



          a.  The DOE contract or subcontract number under which the access authorization is

       requested must be indicated.



          b.  Certification of the individual's U.S. citizenship must be provided (see DOE O 472.1B,

       Attachment 1, paragraph 3b, for details).



          c.  Requests for employees of management and operating contractors and other contractors

       managing DOE-owned facilities must be accompanied by preemployment checks required

       by 48 CFR 970.2201(b)(1)(ii).



          d.  A contractor may submit access authorization requests to DOE for processing while a

       Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) determination is pending (see DOE O

       470.1, Chapter VI, "FOCI Program").  However, a favorable FOCI determination must

       be rendered by DOE and the facility code must be registered on the Safeguards and

       Security Information Management System (SSIMS) before an access authorization can be

       granted, reinstated, continued, extended, or transferred for any of the contractor's

       employees or applicants for employment.  



   5. INVESTIGATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS.  The following

   types of investigation are required for the type of access authorization shown.



          a.  Q Designated a "Position of a High Degree of Importance or Sensitivity." An SSBI

       conducted by the FBI.  A listing of these positions is contained in Attachment 4 to DOE O

       472.1B.



          b.  Q, QL, and QX.  An SSBI conducted by OPM or the FBI.  When a QL is requested, the

       NACC portion is usually returned in advance of the background investigation, and an L

       access authorization can be granted if appropriate, pending completion and review of the

       SSBI.  These types of access authorizations may also be based upon a background

       investigation by a Federal agency other than the FBI or OPM, provided the existing

       investigation meets the scope and extent of the required investigation, and the investigation

       was conducted, or updated by reinvestigation, within the past 5 years.  



          c.  QB.  No investigation required.  The QB access authorization is granted by the Director of

       Security Affairs, pursuant to Section 145b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended,

       when such action has been determined to be clearly consistent with the national interest. 

       This authority cannot be redelegated.  A QB access authorization precludes the need for a

       background investigation and must not be requested when an interim access authorization is

       appropriate or when an investigative report exists that may be used as a basis for an access

       authorization.



          d.  L and LX.  For Federal employees, an ANACI; for all other individuals, an NACLC.



   6. PRESCREENING.  Each personnel security case must be prescreened by the processing DOE

   personnel security office to ensure the following.



          a.  All information, including proper forms for a full and timely investigation, is made available

       to the investigative agency.  (Alterations to the printed content of the required forms will not

       be accepted and should be returned to the individual.)



          b.  Omissions or discrepancies on the SF-86 or other forms have been corrected.



          c.  The individual has provided the required explanation to any "YES" answer to Items 19

       through 30 on the SF-86.



          d.  The individual has provided a Social Security number and place of birth for each individual

       listed after Question 14 of the SF-86 who is coded "19," as being, "an adult living with

       you."



          e.  The proper justification for the need for access authorization has been provided by the

       sponsoring entity.



          f.  Requests for employees of management and operating contractors and other contractors

       managing DOE-owned facilities are accompanied by the preemployment checks required

       by 48 CFR 970.2201(b)(1)(ii), and all contractor requests are accompanied by a

       certification of the individual's U.S. citizenship.  (See DOE O 472.1B, Attachment 1,

       Contractor Requirements Document.)



          g.  An individual previously granted a DOE access authorization that can be reinstated,

       transferred, or extended is identified.



          h.  Current investigative reports that DOE can obtain and use as a basis for determining the

       individual's access authorization eligibility are identified.



          i.  An individual concurrently being processed for access authorization or security clearance

       by another Federal agency is identified.



          j.  A foreign national or dual citizen requiring Secretarial Officer approval prior to processing

       for investigation is identified.  (See Chapter VI.)



          k.  An individual for whom the SF-86 discloses derogatory information, necessitating a higher

       level of investigation than would normally be required, is identified.  



   

          l.  An individual for whom citizenship issues are raised that will require additional action prior

       to submission for investigation is identified.



   7. PERSONNEL SECURITY FILE (PSF) NUMBERS.  The appropriate security office will

   consecutively assign PSF  numbers as individuals are initially processed for any type of DOE

   access authorization.  The PSF number will be used to identify that individual's file, regardless of

   the location of that PSF.  



   8. PROCESSING FORMS USED TO REQUEST INVESTIGATIONS.  



          a.  The SF-86 must be used for all investigation requests submitted to OPM or the FBI.  A

       copy of the completed SF-86 will be retained by the DOE security office submitting the

       request.  No more than 120 days may elapse between the date of execution of the

       certification on Page 9 of the form and the date the form is received by the

       investigative agency.  Forms that are more than 120 days old, or that would exceed 120

       days by the time the form can be transmitted and received by the investigative agency, must

       be returned to the individual for updating and re-signing unless an appropriately executed

       FIPC 391, Certification of Amended Investigated Form, is completed.  (FIPC stands for

       Federal Investigations Processing Center.)



          b.  The SF-87, Fingerprint Card, will be used to process investigations of Federal employees. 

       In all other cases, the FD-258, Fingerprint Card, will be used.  The DOE PSF number

       should be inserted in the "Number" space on the FD-258 and below the "Title and

       Address" section of the SF-87.  The type of access authorization requested can be

       stamped on the block titled "Reason Fingerprinted" or the block titled "Title and Address." 

       "U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C." must be typed in the space titled "ORI," if

       not already printed there.



                  (1) It is essential that personnel assigned to take fingerprints be adequately trained to

           recognize unclassifiable prints.  If there is an obvious reason why a print will be

           unclassifiable (for example, a scar or missing finger), this should be noted on the

           fingerprint card in the box labeled "scars, marks, or tattoos."  Fingerprint cards that

           cannot be classified by the FBI cause undue delay in the access authorization

           determination process.  Particular care should be taken whenever retakes are

           necessary.



                  (2) The unclassifiable or illegible fingerprint card submitted for a fingerprint retake should

           be attached to the newly obtained card with a cover letter indicating the type of

           investigation and access authorization requested for the individual.  Retakes submitted

           to OPM must include the OPM serial number indicated on the previously rejected

           fingerprint card.



                  (3) Fingerprint retakes for individuals being investigated by OPM should be submitted to

           the following address:

  

                      U.S. Office of Personnel Management

                      F.I.P.C.

                      P.O. Box 618

                      1137 Branchton Rd.

                      Boyers, PA  16018-0618



                  (4) Fingerprint retakes for individuals being investigated by the FBI should be submitted

           to the following address:

 

                      Federal Bureau of Investigation

                      U.S. Department of Justice

                      Washington, D.C.  20535



                  (5) The access authorization determination may be rendered after the fingerprint retakes

           are submitted.  Normally, only one set of fingerprint retakes will be submitted for

           classification.



          c.  DOE F 5631.16, File Summary Sheet, will be prepared to record all official access

       authorization actions and placed in the individual's PSF.



   9. OTHER FEDERAL AGENCY REQUESTS FOR DOE ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS.  All

   requests for DOE access authorization for Federal employees and contractors must be processed

   through the Director of Safeguards and Security.  DoD and NASA personnel may have access to

   Restricted Data under the certification procedures outlined in Chapter VIII of DOE O 470.1,

   Safeguards and Security Program, except in cases indicated below.



          a.  DoD and NASA Personnel Assigned to the Department.  These individuals require DOE

       access authorization and in their assigned capacities will be afforded access to Restricted

       Data on the same basis as DOE employees.  When the situation warrants, they may be

       assigned to work on the basis of  appropriate certification of security clearance from their

       agency, providing the processing for DOE access authorization has been initiated. 

       Restricted Data received by such personnel during their assignment with DOE must be

       handled in accordance with DOE security requirements.



          b.  DoD and NASA Personnel Assigned to Other Federal Agencies.  When these individuals

       require DOE access authorizations, the requests must be initiated by the agency to which

       they are assigned.



       10.    DOE AND DOE CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO DoD OR NASA.  Any

       DOE or DOE contractor employee acting as a consultant or member of a DoD or NASA

       advisory board who, in that capacity, possesses appropriate DoD or NASA security clearance

       will, for the purposes of this Manual, be considered a temporary DoD or NASA employee.  In

       this capacity, the individual may communicate Restricted Data to DoD or NASA personnel and

       their contractors in accordance with the DoD or NASA security requirements.  If the DOE

       employee or contractor does not require an access authorization for DOE work but does require

       a security clearance for assignment to the other agency, the other agency must request the

       appropriate investigation, adjudicate the reported information, and grant the appropriate

       clearance.  



       11.    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CASES INVOLVING FOREIGN RESIDENCE,

       EMPLOYMENT, OR OTHER ACTIVITIES IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.



          a.  When an individual has lived, worked, attended school, or had any other activity outside the

       United States, it frequently takes additional time to complete an investigation.  If the

       individual's activities outside the United States can be verified by individuals currently in the

       United States, the investigation can be completed more quickly than through investigation

       conducted outside the United States  Individuals who have resided, worked, attended

       school, or had any other activity outside the United States during the period of time covered

       by their investigation should complete the Office of Personnel Management "Attachment for

       Individuals Who Have Resided or Worked Outside the United States."  A copy of this

       attachment can be printed from the OPM Web site at the following address: 



                                           http://www.opm.gov/extra/investigate/fin0006.htm 



              This address will bring you to the OPM Federal Investigations Notice of this subject and by

       clicking on Optional Attachment at the end of the Notice, you can access the attachment. 

       The completed attachment will be submitted to the investigative agency with the completed

       SF-86 to assist in developing adequate coverage to complete the investigation.



          b.  If, upon review of the SF-86, and the attachment described above, the DOE security office

       finds it unlikely that an adequate investigation is possible, all material pertaining to the case

       will be forwarded to the Office of Safeguards and Security for coordination with the

       appropriate investigative agencies.  The Office of Safeguards and Security will then advise

       the requesting DOE security office on whether sufficient information can be obtained to

       determine the individual's eligibility for access authorization.



       12.    TRANSMITTAL OF COMPLETED INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS.  OPM and the FBI

       forward reports of investigations directly to the requesting security office.  Each DOE field

       element must enter both the date the reports were completed and the date the reports were

       received into the Central Personnel Clearance Index (CPCI) within 2 working days of the receipt

       of the reports. 



       13.    CANCELLATION OF REQUESTS FOR ACCESS AUTHORIZATION OR

       INVESTIGATION.  DOE must request the investigating agency to discontinue its investigation

       immediately upon receipt of notification that the individual no longer requires an access

       authorization.  The CPCI must be updated to reflect cancellation of the investigation within 2

       working days of receipt of notification.  If the access authorization is to be terminated by a field

       element because the individual is transferring to another field element and will still require access

       authorization, the terminating office should not cancel the investigation.  Upon receipt of the

       investigation report, it should be sent to the appropriate DOE personnel security office for

       adjudication.

 

       14.    TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS.  The following investigations are those most frequently

       conducted for DOE.



          a.  Single Scope Background Investigation.  The SSBI is a full-field background investigation

       covering the most recent 10 years of the individual's life.  An NACC, an interview with the

       individual, and a National Agency Check on the individual's spouse or cohabitant are also

       conducted.

 

          b.  Single Scope Background Investigation-Periodic Reinvestigation.  The SSBI-PR is a

       background investigation covering the most recent 5 years of the individual's life.  The

       individual's name is checked with appropriate Federal agencies and a credit search is

       conducted.  This investigation is used for reinvestigations of individuals holding Q access

       authorizations.



          c.  National Agency Check with Law and Credit.  The NACLC is a name check of the

       individual at appropriate Federal and local law enforcement agencies, a credit search, and a

       classification of the individual's fingerprints with the FBI.  NACLCs are used for the initial

       investigation of contractor employees who require L access authorizations and for

       reinvestigations of all individuals holding L access authorizations.



          d.  Access National Agency Check and Inquiries.  The ANACI is a name check of the

       individual at appropriate Federal and local law enforcement agencies, a classification of the

       individual's fingerprints with the FBI, a credit search, and written inquiries regarding the

       individual's employers, education, residences, and references.  An ANACI is used for the

       initial investigation of Federal employees requiring L access authorization.  



          e.  Upgrading an Investigation.  The type of investigation requested may be upgraded to a

       more extensive investigation if the case appears to involve significant derogatory issues. 

       OPM can also conduct other investigations of varying scopes to meet the particular needs

       of a given case for additional cost on a case-by-case basis; for example, a Special Update

       Investigation to cover the most recent 18 months of the individual's activities.

 

          f.  Background Investigations by Other Federal Agencies.  Reports of investigation by other

       Federal agencies (e.g., the Defense Security Service or Department of State) should be

       accepted in lieu of a new investigation provided that 



                  (1) the investigation meets the scope and extent of the required investigation; and



                  (2) the investigation was completed, or updated by reinvestigation, within the most recent

           5 years.



       15.    INCOMPLETE INVESTIGATIONS.  In certain situations, OPM will close out a case prior to

       completion of the investigation.  The outstanding portion of the investigation will be clearly

       identified by OPM.  The local DOE security office may, when the situation so requires, grant an

       access authorization provided that as a minimum 



          a.  a review of the SF-86 and the incomplete investigation is favorable;



          b.  the incomplete information is documented in the case file; and 



          c.  a further review of the case is to be made when the missing information is received from

       OPM.



       16.    INVESTIGATION REQUESTS FOR INDIVIDUALS TRANSFERRED TO POSITIONS

       OF A HIGH DEGREE OF IMPORTANCE OR SENSITIVITY.  



          a.  The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, requires that the FBI conduct background

       investigations on individuals who occupy positions certified by DOE to be of a high degree

       of importance or sensitivity.  (See Chapter I.)  When a currently cleared individual is

       selected for such a position, the manager may authorize the transfer to the new position

       provided 



                  (1) the existing PSF is reviewed by a personnel security specialist before the transfer

           takes place and this review has not revealed any unresolved derogatory information,

           and 



                  (2) the most recently conducted investigation is not more than 5 years old.  



          b.  In such cases, the individual must be processed for an FBI reinvestigation when the existing

       investigation becomes 5 years old.



          c.  The manager may also authorize the transfer to a new position prior to the receipt of a

       completed FBI investigation provided a review of the existing PSF has been conducted and

       there is no security objection to such action.



       17.    ACCESS AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENTATION.  When access authorization has been

       granted, the field element must make the appropriate entry to the CPCI within 2 working days. 

       The field element will also update the File Summary Sheet in the individual's PSF and notify the

       requesting office.



       18.    REINITIATION OF CASES ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATED UNDER 10 CFR

       710.6.  If an individual fails to comply with a request for information, his/her case may be

       terminated under the procedures described in 10 CFR 710.6.  If the individual later complies with

       the request, the process may be reopened and activities resumed at the same point at which the

       process was terminated.  Before the investigation can be reopened, the individual's employer

       must recertify the continued need for the individual to have an access authorization.



       19.    DOE CUSTODY OF PERSONNEL SECURITY FILES.



          a.  Because of the privileged nature of the information contained in investigative reports and

       PSFs, they must be made available within DOE only to individuals who have been the

       subject of a favorably adjudicated background investigation and are authorized to process

       or adjudicate an access authorization, determine suitability for Federal employment,

       investigate a criminal violation, or ensure compliance with DOE requirements.  Appropriate

       handling, transmission, and storage methods must be used to comply with this requirement. 

       Reports of investigation or information contained in the PSFs must not be made available to

       contractor representatives.  



          b.  Reports of investigations of individuals who have been processed for access authorizations

       may be shown to representatives of other Federal agencies or other entities identified as

       routine users in the DOE System of Records-43, Personnel Security Files.  Such

       representatives must show that they have an official interest in the investigation. 

       Representatives must not be given copies of an investigation conducted by another Federal

       agency, but will be advised that the reports may be requested directly from the FBI, OPM,

       or other Federal investigative agency that originated the report.  Authorized representatives

       may review the contents of the PSF, and may be provided copies of information from the

       PSF (other than the investigative reports).

   

          c.  Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(7), information may be released "to

       another agency or to an instrumentality of any governmental jurisdiction within or under the

       control of the United States for a civil or criminal law enforcement activity if the activity is

       authorized by law, and if the head of the agency or instrumentality has made a written

       request to the agency which maintains the records specifying the particular portion desired

       and the law enforcement activity for which the record is sought."



          d.  In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, a record of each disclosure of

       a PSF as described in paragraph 19b or c above must be noted in the file as follows:



                  (1) name of the person to whom the disclosure is made;

                  (2) agency represented and address;

                  (3) date;

                  (4) nature and purpose of the disclosure; and,

                  (5) name of the DOE employee releasing the information.



          e.  Disclosure of information in the background investigation to other DOE employees who

       need the information to perform official duties is permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5

       U.S.C. 552a(b)(1).  A psychiatrist conducting an evaluation at the request of DOE may be

       permitted access to the information contained in the background investigation.



          f.  Prior to the release of a PSF containing classified information, the DOE employee

       responsible for releasing the file must be assured that the reviewer possesses the

       appropriate level of access authorization or security clearance and has an official need-to-

       know.



       20.    INDIVIDUALS SEEKING ACCESS OR AMENDMENT TO THEIR PERSONNEL

       SECURITY FILES.  PSFs are a system of records under DOE control and are subject to

      10 CFR Part 1008, Records Maintained on Individuals (Privacy Act), regarding their release. 

   That regulation describes the procedures for individuals who wish to review, obtain a copy of, or

   amend the contents of their PSFs.  Specific instructions for submitting a Privacy Act request are

   contained in 10 CFR 1008.6, Requests for Access or Amendment.  Further information on how

   to submit a request for access can be obtained by contacting the local Privacy Act Officer.



       21.    NOTIFICATION OF ACCESS AUTHORIZATION DETERMINATION.  DOE's final

       determination regarding the eligibility for an access authorization will be provided in writing or

       electronically to the employer or prospective employer who initiated the request.  This information

       may also be furnished to representatives of DOE contractors or to Federal agencies having an

       official interest in the individual.  Notification of final determination will not be given in writing to

       the individual except when the determination is made as a result of the completion of the DOE

       administrative review process as specified in 10 CFR 710, or when the individual is also the

       designated official in the agency, firm, or organization to whom written notifications are normally

       forwarded.



       22.    CONTENTS AND ARRANGEMENT OF DATA IN PERSONNEL SECURITY FILES.



          a.  The PSF of any individual who is being or has been processed for an access authorization,

       whether active or terminated, will contain the original or a copy of any document related to

       an investigation, including an investigative report prepared by a Federal investigative

       agency, or any documents, correspondence, or forms involving the individual subsequent to

       the initial access authorization action.  The PSF will be arranged so that administrative

       material is fastened to the left side and adjudicative material is fastened to the right side. 

       Material on each side of the folder will be arranged chronologically from bottom to top.



          b.  Administrative materials are memorandums and other correspondence relating to

       administration of the case, including requests for access authorizations; prescreening forms;

       notes to the file (except notes containing investigative or adjudicative data); requests to

       other offices for interviews; security advisory letters; suspension correspondence,

       notification letters, and responses thereto; correspondence relating to special access

       authorizations; security badge and briefing forms; Personnel Security Assurance Program-

       related documents; and similar data.  A File Summary Sheet (DOE F 5631.16 or

       equivalent) will be placed on top of all other material on the left side of the PSF.



          c.  Adjudicative materials are all investigative materials relating to the access authorization

       determination, including the questionnaire completed by the individual, fingerprint cards,

       release forms, and Security Acknowledgment; reports of investigation from any Federal

       agency or local law enforcement activity, the Office of the Inspector General, or contractor

       security personnel; documentation regarding security infractions; letters, memorandums, or

       notes to file containing investigative data; summaries of investigation; incident reports,

       reports of hospitalization or treatment for mental illness, substance abuse, or alcohol abuse;

       interview transcripts or summaries; letters of interrogatory to the individual and responses

       thereto; correspondence and reports relating to psychiatric and/or psychological

       evaluations; case evaluations; and any other material relating to the adjudication of the

       individual's eligibility for access authorization.



       23.    RETENTION OF PERSONNEL SECURITY FILES.  PSFs should be retained and disposed

       of in accordance with the approved National Archives and Records Administration

       (NARA)/DOE Record Schedule.  The NARA approved schedule for these records calls for

       personnel security clearance files to be destroyed 10 years after the termination, discontinuance,

       or cancellation of a clearance or access authorization.

                           CHAPTER III



                INVESTIGATIVE RESULTS PROCESS AND

               ACCESS AUTHORIZATION DETERMINATIONS 





   1. SCREENING.  Upon receipt of an investigative report, the individual assigned must screen it to

   ensure that the required DOE scope of investigation for the particular type of access authorization

   has been met.



          a.  Background Investigations (Initial Investigations or Reinvestigations).



                  (1) The report must be reviewed by the screener to ensure that thorough information is

           provided on the individual's residence, employment, education, and military service,

           and checks of references, credit, and law enforcement have been completed.  



                  (2) All derogatory and mitigating information as well as any missing elements of

           investigative coverage must be documented with the date and signature of the

           reviewer.  Under certain circumstances (Chapter II, paragraph 15), it is appropriate

           to proceed with adjudication even if information is missing.  The individual's

           employer, as listed on the SF-86, should be checked against the employer as

           reported in the investigation to ensure that they are identical.  



                  (3) Those cases in which the investigation is complete and no derogatory information has

           been reported must be appropriately documented.  If the individual assigned to the

           function has been delegated authority in writing to grant an access authorization, the

           granting must be so noted in the file.  At least 5 percent of such cases must be

           reviewed by a senior personnel security analyst to ensure that the investigation is in

           fact complete and that no derogatory information is present.  Such verification of

           review will be documented by the date and signature of the reviewer on the File

           Summary Sheet (DOE F 5631.16) or equivalent.



          b.  National Agency Checks.  Individuals screening these investigations must determine

       whether all items have been covered.  Derogatory and mitigating information must be listed

       and documented with the date and signature of the reviewer.  The procedures listed under

       paragraph 1a(3) above should be followed.



   2. ANALYSIS.  



          a.   Favorable and unfavorable investigative information must be analyzed in relation to the

       "Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or

       SNM, Subpart A" (10 CFR 710, hereafter referred to as "criteria") and to determine

       whether the reported information raises substantial doubt concerning such eligibility. 

       Frequently, the reported derogatory information alone would raise such a concern but may

       be resolved when considered with other reported mitigating information.  



          b.  Additional actions, such as those described in paragraphs 5 through 8 below, are frequently

       required to adjudicate a case.  If one of these actions is necessary, the approval for such

       action (including a personnel security interview, letter of interrogatory, or additional

       investigation) must be by a senior personnel security specialist other than the analyst making

       the recommendation.



          c.  If an investigation is complete, the field element manager, or an individual who has been

       delegated written adjudication authority, may grant or continue an access authorization

       based on the existing record if 



                  (1) the file is clear of derogatory information;



                  (2) the post-investigative record fully mitigates any derogatory information; or 



                  (3) an interview and/or other supplementary fact-finding effort has resolved all security

           concerns documented in the record.



          d.  If the field element manager has determined that reported information falls within one or

       more of the categories in the criteria and the case cannot be resolved locally, the manager

       must suspend any access authorization currently in effect and transmit to the Director of

       Safeguards and Security a duplicate of the PSF, a summary statement, and a request for

       authority to initiate administrative review processing under 10 CFR 710.  The individual's

       employer, any other field element having an access authorization interest in the individual,

       and any other Federal agency for which the individual holds an access authorization,

       security clearance, or access approval, or to which DOE has certified the individual's

       access authorization, must be notified immediately of the suspension action.  The CPCI

       must also be updated and the individual's badging office notified.

 

   3. REFERRAL OF CASE FOR REVIEW AND ADVICE.  Field element managers may refer any

   case to the Director of Safeguards and Security for review and advice.  Any case referred should

   reflect the manager's opinions and recommendations for further action.



   4. ACTIONS AUTHORIZED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFEGUARDS AND SECURITY.  The

   Director of Safeguards and Security must review all cases referred under 10 CFR 710.10 and

   may 



          a.  direct specific additional actions to be taken in the case, such as an interview, additional

       investigation, or psychiatric evaluation;



          b.  authorize the granting or restoration of an access authorization; or



          c.  authorize an administrative review (10 CFR 710.20, et seq.).



   5. PERSONNEL SECURITY INTERVIEWS.  Conducting personnel security interviews (PSIs) is

   a critical function of a personnel security official.  PSIs must be conducted only by personnel

   security specialists appropriately trained and cognizant of all the questions or items of information

   to be explored.  DOE F 5631.5, The Conduct of Personnel Security Interviews Under DOE

   Security Regulation, and DOE F 5631.7, Privacy Act Statement for Personnel Security

   Interviews and Release Forms Related Thereto, must be properly executed for all PSIs.  All PSIs

   will be tape recorded.  The PSI will then be transcribed or summarized.  If a transcript is not

   prepared, the recorded PSI must be retained and protected in the same manner as the PSF.



   6. LETTERS OF INTERROGATORY.  An alternative to a PSI is the letter of interrogatory, which

   may be sent to an individual if the information required is not of a serious nature, which may

   include minor drug use that ended more than 5 years ago, or if the geographic location of the

   individual would make it extremely difficult to arrange a PSI.  Letters of interrogatory must

   include a deadline for the individual to provide the response.  The individual's response will be

   evaluated to determine whether the security concern that prompted the letter has been resolved. 

   If the individual's response does not resolve the security concern, a PSI must be scheduled to

   further explore the concern.



   7. ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATION.  When an additional investigation is required to expand,

   resolve, or corroborate information, the field element will submit a request for such investigation

   to either the OPM or the FBI, as appropriate.



   8. DRUG CERTIFICATIONS.  If information indicates that the individual has illegally used or

   trafficked in a controlled substance as defined in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 

      (21 U.S.C. 812), that information, including the extent and duration of such drug involvement and

   the individual's future intentions for such involvement, must be evaluated.  The individual may be

   given an opportunity to certify in writing on a DOE F 5631.9, Drug Certification, that he/she will

   no longer engage in such activity.  If, after being granted an access authorization (or having an

   access authorization continued), the individual who signed a Drug Certification violates its terms,

   an immediate evaluation of the circumstances of that violation must be conducted.



   9. CASES INVOLVING MENTAL ILLNESS OR MENTAL CONDITION.  To assist in

   determining whether reported information about a mental illness or condition falls within the

   criteria, the following procedures will be implemented.



          a.  When a DOE or contractor employee or a consultant who has an access authorization is

       hospitalized or otherwise treated for a mental illness or mental condition, the DOE

       supervisor or a responsible DOE contractor official must report this information to the

       cognizant field element manager, or for Headquarters cases, to the Director of Safeguards

       and Security.  Upon determination by the employer that the individual is able to perform

       his/her regular duties, the individual's access authorization may be continued unless the field

       element manager or the Director of Safeguards and Security finds convincing evidence that

       there is a significant defect in the individual's judgment or reliability as described in 10 CFR

       710.8(h).



          b.  To aid in determining the individual's judgment or reliability, the manager or the Director of

       Safeguards and Security may accept previously rendered competent medical advice or

       records that are in the possession of DOE or a DOE contractor.  The field element

       manager or Director of Safeguards and Security may also have a board-certified

       psychiatrist or a licensed clinical psychologist designated by DOE conduct a mental

       evaluation.  Any referral to a DOE-designated psychiatrist or psychologist must be

       approved by the cognizant Personnel Security Program manager.  In such a case, the

       individual will be requested to submit to an examination and to execute a consent form,

       DOE F 5631.10, Waiver, for the examination.



                  (1) The examining psychiatrist or psychologist must submit to the field element manager

           or the Director of Safeguards and Security a written report containing his/her

           professional opinion on whether the individual suffers from a mental illness or

           condition that causes or may cause a significant defect in judgment or reliability.



                  (2) If the individual refuses to submit to an examination, his/her access authorization may

           be terminated in accordance with 10 CFR 710.6.



          c.  If a psychiatric or psychological examination is conducted as described in paragraph 9b

       above, the DOE-designated examiner must be notified that he/she may be called upon to

       testify before a hearing officer.  Only psychiatrists or psychologists consenting to testify

       should be designated for examining purposes.



       10.    TIME ELEMENTS IN PROCESSING CASES.  The following schedules should be observed

       in processing cases.  (All time frames are in work days, unless otherwise indicated.)



          a.  Initial screening and either granting or reaffirming (after a reinvestigation) of an access

       authorization will be accomplished within 7 days of the receipt of a completed investigation

       or reinvestigation that has been evaluated and found not to contain derogatory information.



          b.  Within 30 days of the receipt of a completed investigation that has been evaluated as

       containing derogatory information, one of the following actions must take place.



                  (1) Access authorization will be granted or reaffirmed.  



                  (2) Additional investigation will be requested.



                  (3) A Personnel Security Interview with the individual will be scheduled.



                  (4) A letter of interrogatory will be sent to the individual.



                  (5) The case will be referred to the Director of Safeguards and Security with a request

           for authority to institute administrative review processing under 10 CFR 710.



                  (6) The case will be referred to the Director of Safeguards and Security for review and

           advice.



                  (7) Cases involving a DOE employee will be referred to the servicing personnel office as

           described in item 12 below.



          c.  After a field element manager or the Director of a  Headquarters Operations Division

       requests approval to proceed with administrative review processing, the following time

       frames should be used in the various processing steps.



                  (1) The Office of Safeguards and Security will render a determination on the request for

           the initiation of administrative review processing within 30 days of receipt of the

           request.



                  (2) Within 30 calendar days of receiving administrative review authorization from the

           Office of Safeguards and Security, the field element manager (or for Headquarters

           cases, the Personnel Security Program Manager) will prepare and deliver a

           notification letter to the individual.  Notification letters for Headquarters cases must be

           signed by the Director of Safeguards and Security.  This notification letter constitutes

           the "Notice to the Individual" described in 10 CFR 710.21.



                  (3) The individual must respond to the notification letter within 20 calendar days of

           receipt of the notification letter.  



                  (4) Should the individual fail to respond to the notification letter within 20 calendar days,

           he/she will be contacted again within 3 days to determine whether he/she intends to

           request a hearing.  Unsuccessful attempts to locate an individual who has failed to

           respond should be documented.



                  (5) If the individual does not request a hearing, the case must be forwarded to the field

           element manager, or for Headquarters cases, the Director of Safeguards and

           Security, within 7 days of notice from the individual that a hearing is not requested, or

           within 7 days of the unsuccessful attempt to recontact the individual.  In such cases,

           the manager or, for Headquarters cases, the Director of Safeguards and Security, will

           be provided with the individual's PSF, and will issue a final determination within 30

           days of receipt of the case.



                  (6) If the individual requests a hearing, the field element manager must assign an attorney

           to serve as DOE counsel and transmit the request to the Director, Office of Hearings

           and Appeals, within 15 days of receipt of the individual's request for a hearing.  For

           Headquarters cases, the Director of Safeguards and Security must request the Office

           of General Counsel to assign an attorney to serve as DOE counsel and transmit the

           individual's request for a hearing to the Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals.



                  (7) Hearings must commence within 90 calendar days of receipt by DOE of the

           individual's request for a hearing.



                  (8) The court reporter must return the transcript of the hearing to the appropriate field

           element manager or, for Headquarters cases, the Director of Safeguards and

           Security, within 30 days of the completion of the hearing or closing of the record.



                  (9) The field element manager or, for Headquarters cases, the Director of Safeguards

           and Security, must transmit the completed hearing transcript to the hearing officer

           within 5 days of receipt from the court reporter.



                       (10)     The hearing officer must issue an opinion within 30 calendar days of receiving the

                hearing transcript or closing of the record, whichever is later.



                       (11)     Either the individual or the Office of Security Affairs may submit to the Director,

                Office of Hearings and Appeals, a request for review of the hearing officer's opinion

                within 30 calendar days of receipt of the opinion.



                       (12)     Within 15 calendar days after filing a request for review, the party seeking the review

                (either the individual or the Office of Security Affairs) must file a statement identifying

                the issues on which it wishes the Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals, to focus. 

                The other party has 20 calendar days (starting from the date of receipt of the

                statement identifying the issues for review) in which to file a response with the

                Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals.



                       (13)     The Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals, must issue an opinion within 

                      45 days of the closing of the record.  Refer to 10 CFR 710.28 for further details on

           this process.



                       (14)     Personnel Security Policy, Office of Safeguards and Security, must prepare a

                consolidation package within 30 calendar days of receipt of the completed record

                from the Office of Hearings and Appeals.



                       (15)     The Director, Policy, Standards and Analysis Division, Office of Safeguards and

                Security, must make a determination on the recommended action within 5 days of

                receipt of the case from Personnel Security Policy.



                       (16)     The Director, Office of Safeguards and Security, must make a determination on the

                recommended action within 5 days of receipt of the case from the Director, Policy,

                Standards and Analysis Division.



                       (17)     The Director, Office of Security Affairs, must make a final determination within 30

                days of receipt of the case.

              

                       (18)     The Director, Office of Safeguards and Security, or the field element manager must

                notify the individual of the final determination within 10 days of the final determination.



       11.    EMPLOYER INQUIRIES.  Once an individual is notified of his/her opportunity to request a

       hearing before a hearing officer, the individual's employer may, upon inquiry, be informed of the

       status of the case but not of the information requiring initiation of administrative review processing.



       12.    SUITABILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND REFERRALS

       TO SERVICING PERSONNEL OFFICES.  



          a.  DOE Employees and Applicants for DOE Employment.  Derogatory or discrepant

       information that is developed as part of the Personnel Security Program may be relevant to

       the suitability for Federal employment of a DOE employee or an applicant for DOE

       employment or may require disciplinary action by the servicing personnel office.  Each local

       Personnel Security office should establish procedures with the servicing personnel office(s)

       for the DOE employees under their jurisdiction for the referral of such information so that

       the servicing personnel office can take appropriate action regarding the individual's

       employment status.  Ordinarily, any adverse action proceedings of the servicing personnel

       office must be completed prior to initiation of administrative review processing of the

       individual's eligibility for access authorization.  However, a referral to the servicing

       personnel office does not preclude a manager from suspending the individual's access

       authorization.



          b.  Other Federal Agency Employees and Consultants.  In cases where employment suitability

       information is developed on an employee or consultant of another Federal agency, the

       report of investigation will first be reviewed by the hiring agency or official.  A non-DOE

       Federal official must notify DOE Headquarters Personnel Security within 30 days if action

       will be taken against the individual.  Unless DOE security officials consider it necessary for

       security reasons to proceed with the access authorization determination prior to a

       determination of employment eligibility, the employment decision must be rendered first.  

                           CHAPTER IV

                                

  INTERIM ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS AND WAIVERS OF PREAPPOINTMENT 

                   BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS





   1. GENERAL.  Only under exceptional circumstances and when such action is clearly consistent

   with the national interest will an individual, prior to completion of the appropriate investigation, be

   permitted to have access to classified matter or SNM or be allowed to occupy a position

   designated by the cognizant personnel office as Critical Sensitive.  In all such cases, Interim

   Access Authorizations (IAAs) to either Restricted Data, National Security Information, SNM, or

   waivers of preappointment investigations must be considered temporary measures pending

   completion of the investigation, which must be in process.  An IAA to Restricted Data, National

   Security Information, and SNM must be approved by the Director, Office of Security Affairs.  A

   waiver of preappointment investigation must be approved only by the Secretary.  Requests for

   IAAs must be made only for individuals required to have Q access authorizations.  Individuals

   who require L access authorization must not be processed for IAAs.



   2. INTERIM ACCESS AUTHORIZATION TO CLASSIFIED MATTER OR SNM.



          a.  A written request for an IAA will be submitted to the Director, Office of Safeguards and

       Security, and must be supported by a certification that 



                  (1) serious delay of or interference in an operation or project essential to a DOE program

           will occur unless the named individual is granted access to Restricted Data, National

           Security Information, or SNM prior to completion of the access authorization

           procedures; and



                  (2) the services of a qualified person who is currently cleared to access the necessary

           information cannot be obtained.



          b.  If an investigation was not requested prior to the request for IAA, the investigation request

       accompanied by the forms required for a Q access authorization must be submitted

       concurrently with the request for an IAA.



          c.  Upon receipt of the request for an IAA and the appropriate DOE security forms, the Office

       of Safeguards and Security will review the security forms and conduct other agency indices

       checks as appropriate.



          d.  Individuals who require an IAA may be offered the opportunity to voluntarily participate in

       the DOE Accelerated Access Authorization Program (AAAP), which involves completion

       of an NACC, psychological assessment, drug testing, and counterintelligence scope

       psychophysiological detection of deception testing at the DOE Test Center, Albuquerque,

       New Mexico.  Transportation and per diem costs for such processing are the responsibility

       of the individual's program office or employer.  Additional information concerning the

       AAAP is available from the cognizant DOE personnel security office.  AAAP information

       brochures may be requested from the Test Center by calling 505-346-7755.



          e.  IAAs are valid until the completion of the investigation and adjudication process and may

       be canceled by the Director of Security Affairs at any time based on unfavorable

       information.  Such withdrawal of an IAA is not appealable during this stage of the

       processing.  If such is the case, adjudication of the individual's eligibility for access

       authorization will continue upon receipt of the completed investigation.



          f.  If DOE withdraws an individual's IAA, the cognizant DOE office must notify the

       individual's employer in writing.  The individual's employer must then ensure that the

       individual is precluded from access to classified matter and SNM.



          g.  IAAs must not be processed for individuals who are dual citizens or are not United States

       citizens.



          h.  When DOE grants final Q access authorization, the IAA must be terminated.  The CPCI

       should be updated to reflect this action within 2 working days of the final 

       Q grant.



   3. WAIVERS OF PREAPPOINTMENT INVESTIGATION.  DOE will process requests for

   waivers of preappointment investigations in accordance with the procedures established by OPM

   in 5 CFR 732 and 736.  The preappointment investigation requirement may not be waived for

   appointment to positions designated Special-Sensitive.  DOE will not process waivers for non-

   sensitive positions.  Guidelines for determining position sensitivity are contained in 5 CFR 732. 

   The preappointment investigation requirement for persons entering Critical-Sensitive positions

   may be waived only for a limited period and only if the Secretary finds that such action is

   necessary and in the national interest and such finding is made a part of DOE records.



   4. STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES.  



          a.  The Office of Safeguards and Security must ensure that the following checks have been

       completed and reviewed with favorable results:



              (1) review of an SF-86 signed by the individual;



                  (2) a credit search;



                  (3) check of the security files at any current or former place of Federal employment;



                  (4) the results of the individual's name being checked at the following locations:



                           (a)  CPCI,

                           (b)  FBI criminal history and investigative records,

                           (c)  OPM Security/Suitability Index (SII),

                           (d)  Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII),

                           (e)  Central Intelligence Agency Security and Operations Offices, and

                           (f)  National Criminal Information Center (NCIC).



          b.  Expedited service for the access authorization investigation must be requested from OPM

       or the FBI.



          c.  Any derogatory information developed as part of these checks will be documented by the

       Office of Safeguards and Security and will be provided to the official determining eligibility

       for the IAA or the waiver of the preappointment investigation.                            CHAPTER V



                 DATA ON SPOUSES AND COHABITANTS





   1. GENERAL.  To implement Section 145a of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and

   Executive Orders 12968 and 10450, which require an investigation and report on an individual's

   character, associations, and loyalty, DOE needs information on spouses and cohabitants of

   individuals seeking or holding access authorization.  A cohabitant is a person who lives with the

   individual who requires access authorization.  A cohabitant is a person other than a legal spouse,

   child, or other relative (in-laws, mother, father, brother, sister, etc.) and with whom the individual

   has a spouse-like relationship or similar bond of affection.  In carrying out investigations of

   applicants and reinvestigations on incumbents, inquiries and record checks are made on spouses

   and cohabitants named on the SF-86.  Therefore, individuals who marry or cohabitate after being

   granted an access authorization must complete a DOE F 5631.34, Data Report on

   Spouse/Cohabitant, if their spouse/ cohabitant has never held a DOE access authorization.



   2. PROCEDURES.



          a.  Cleared Individuals Who Marry or Cohabitate.



                  (1) Within 45 days of marriage or cohabitation with an individual who has never held a

           DOE access authorization, an individual who has been granted access authorization

           must submit two copies of DOE F 5631.34 to the appropriate field element manager.



                  (2) For individuals holding "Q" access authorization whose new spouse or cohabitant is

           either a foreign national or maintains dual citizenship an OPM National Agency

           Check (without fingerprint cards) will be requested on the new spouse or cohabitant

           by submitting the DOE F 5631.34 and a completed OFI 86C, Special Agreement

           Checks, to OPM.  The OFI 86C should be overprinted with the appropriate agency

           agreement number (98-01) and an "S" should be entered in box 7 of the form.



                  (3) For individuals holding "L" access authorization whose new spouse or cohabitant is

           either a foreign national or maintains dual citizenship, the DOE 

           F 5631.34 should be forwarded to Personnel Security Policy, SO-211.2, who

           will arrange for the appropriate indices checks to be conducted.

   

          b.  Name Changes.  Whenever a DOE-cleared individual has a name change, the individual

       must notify the appropriate DOE security office so that the appropriate name change can be

       made on the CPCI.                              CHAPTER VI



 ACCESS AUTHORIZATIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS AND DUAL CITIZENS

                                



   1. REQUIREMENTS.  Where there are compelling reasons in the furtherance of the DOE mission,

   immigrant aliens and foreign nationals with a special expertise that is not possessed to a

   comparable degree by an available U.S. citizen may be granted access authorization only for

   specific programs, projects, contracts, licenses, certificates, or grants for which the individual

   needs access to classified matter and/or SNM.  Such individuals will not be eligible for access to

   any greater level of classified information than the U.S. Government has determined may be

   releasable to the country of which the individual is currently a citizen, and such limited access may

   be approved only if the prior 10 years of the individual's life can be appropriately investigated. 

   Additional lawful investigative procedures must be fully pursued to allay any doubts concerning

   the granting of access.  A request to process a foreign national for an access authorization must

   be approved by the Headquarters element with jurisdiction over the program where the individual

   will be employed, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of Safeguards and Security prior

   to submission for investigation.  A foreign national granted an access authorization must not

   receive access to the following types of classified matter.



          a.  Top Secret, CRYPTO, or COMSEC information.



          b.  Intelligence information.



          c.  Information that has not been determined to be releasable by a U.S. Government

       Designated Disclosure Authority to the country of which the individual is a citizen.



          d.  NATO Information although a foreign national of a NATO member nation may be

       authorized access to NATO Information provided that 



                  (1) a NATO Security Clearance Certificate is obtained by DOE from the individual's

           home country and



                  (2) NATO Information access is limited to performance on a specific NATO contract.



          e.  Information for which foreign disclosure has been prohibited in whole or in part.



          f.  Information provided to the U.S. Government in confidence by a third party government

       and classified information furnished by a third party government.



   2. FOREIGN NATIONALS.



          a.  Field Elements must accomplish the following.



                  (1) Receive and consider requests for access authorizations for foreign nationals

           originated by DOE elements and contractors under their jurisdiction.  Requests may

           be disapproved by the local Director of Security if the requirements of paragraph 1

           above have not been met.



                  (2) Interview all foreign nationals seeking access authorizations to develop the detailed

           information described in Attachment II-1.  The interview should address steps taken

           by the individual to become a U.S. citizen; previous civilian or military service with a

           foreign government; family or other relatives abroad; family, legal, and financial ties

           abroad; and employment of relatives by a foreign government.



                  (3) Evaluate the risk arising from foreign national status, considering the following factors:



                           (a)  the nationality of the foreign national;



                           (b)  whether a sufficient security investigation can be conducted;



                      (c)  length of stay in the United States;



                           (d)  family, legal, and financial ties abroad; and



                           (e)  whether and in what manner the foreign national has shown the intent to

                become a U.S. citizen.



                  (4) Transmit the request to the Director of Safeguards and Security if it is determined that

           an adequate investigation can be conducted and the evaluation of risks described in

           subparagraph (3) above is favorable.  Include the following information and

           documents with the request:



                           (a)  a duplicate PSF, including the paperwork completed by the individual and a

                transcript of the interview that has been conducted with the individual;



                           (b)  a statement concerning the program for which the foreign national has been

                recruited and specific access to classified information and/or SNM to be

                afforded; and



                           (c)  a statement that a favorable risk evaluation has been completed based upon

                the factors described in subparagraph (3) above.



          b.  Director of Safeguards and Security must accomplish the following.  



                  (1) Coordinate the following reviews/determinations.



                           (a)  Heads of Headquarters elements with programmatic authority for the relevant

                project must review the request for a foreign national's access authorization

                and determine whether the individual in question possesses special expertise

                necessary to a DOE program.

   

                           (b)  A review of each request for a foreign national's access authorization to

                determine compliance with requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954,

                as amended, regarding the release of Restricted Data to the government

                involved (and thereby the citizens of that government).

 

                  (2) Evaluate the security risk arising from foreign national status, taking into consideration

           those factors in paragraph 2a(3) above, and determine whether the potential

           contribution of the individual outweighs the security risk arising from foreign national

           status.



                  (3) Notify the concerned field element that the case has been approved for processing

           and may now be submitted for investigation in cases where favorable determinations

           have been made as a result of the reviews described in paragraphs 2b(1) and (2)

           above.  



          c.  An SSBI is required for all types of access authorization for foreign nationals.  If the

       individual has resided in or has relatives living in a country where the language is written in a

       non-Latin alphabet (e.g., Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian), the individual may

       be required to translate the information on overseas addresses and relatives into the Latin

       alphabet.

      

          d.  The determination to grant an access authorization for a foreign national must be made by

       the field element manager and, in Headquarters, by the Director of Safeguards and

       Security, without power of redelegation.



          e.  An access authorization for a foreign national may only be extended, reinstated, or

       accepted for transfer with the concurrence of the Headquarters element having functional

       interest in the work to be done and after a new review as described in paragraph b(1)(b)

       above. 



          f.  The Office of Safeguards and Security will maintain duplicate PSFs on all foreign nationals

       holding access authorizations.  The field element must provide copies of any additions to the

       PSFs on these individuals.  If the individual's citizenship status changes substantially, this

       information must be reported to the Office of Safeguards and Security.



   3. DUAL CITIZENS.  Individuals who possess a dual citizenship (i.e., who are simultaneously a

   citizen of the United States and another country) and who have exercised citizenship rights in the

   foreign country, or have represented themselves as citizens of the foreign country, or who have

   intentions to do so in the future, must meet the requirements for foreign nationals in paragraphs 1

   and 2 above.  There are two alternatives to being processed as foreign nationals, as described

   below.



          a.  Renunciation of the Citizenship in the Other Country.  If the individual is willing to renounce

       his/her citizenship in the other country, he/she must provide a notarized statement attesting

       to the fact that the non-U.S. citizenship has been formally renounced, and if documentation

       is available, evidence that the renunciation has been formally accepted by an official

       representative of the other country's government.  Copies of any documents completed by

       the individual to formally renounce his/her non-U.S. citizenship should accompany the

       notarized statement.  An individual's statement of renunciation must be considered invalid if

       the individual continues to exercise his/her citizenship rights in a foreign country.



          b.  Waiver.  The cognizant field element manager, or the Director of Safeguards and Security

       for Headquarters cases, may waive the requirement to renounce the alternate citizenship if it

       is determined that it would be detrimental to the individual or to DOE security objectives, or

       that the risk associated with the individual maintaining the non-U.S. citizenship status has

       been adequately mitigated.  A copy of the security evaluation documenting this waiver must

       be maintained in the individual's PSF.

                          CHAPTER VII

                                

EXTENSIONS, TRANSFERS, TERMINATIONS, AND REINSTATEMENTS OF ACCESS

                         AUTHORIZATION





   1. EXTENSIONS AND TRANSFERS.  



          a.  Extension of an access authorization is the process that allows an individual to hold

       concurrent active access authorizations under the cognizance of two or more DOE offices,

       two or more employers, or for one employer under two or more contract numbers.  A Q

       access authorization can be extended as either a Q or an L access authorization, but an L

       access authorization can be extended only as an L access authorization.  An access

       authorization may not be extended to a DOE element where the individual is not employed

       or does not perform contractual duties.  QX and LX access authorizations cannot be

       extended because these access authorizations are granted for the limited access specified in

       an access permit.



          b.  Transfer of an access authorization requires a DOE element to accept the active access

       authorization granted by another DOE element simultaneously with the termination of that

       access authorization by the latter.



          c.  A request for extension or transfer of an access authorization must contain the full name of

       the individual and his/her date of birth, Social Security number, and DOE file number (if

       known) to establish positive identification.



          d.  The DOE element having custody of the individual's PSF must inform the DOE  element

       extending the access authorization or accepting it for transfer of the following:



                  (1) the individual's date of birth;

                  (2) the individual's access authorization status; 

                  (3) the type of investigation upon which the access authorization was based;

                  (4) if reinvestigated, the date and action taken; and

                  (5) whether the PSF contains unresolved derogatory information.



          e.  After positive identification has been established and based on the information received, the

       individual's access authorization must be extended or accepted for transfer within 2

       working days of receipt of all necessary information, unless the PSF contains unresolved

       derogatory information.  An office having knowledge of unresolved derogatory information

       must notify all other offices having an access authorization interest in the individual of the

       details of the derogatory information.



          f.  In case of transfer, the PSF must be reviewed upon receipt and a note must be made to

       document the review before it is filed.



          g.  When supplemental investigation is deemed appropriate, requests for such an investigation

       must be submitted directly to the appropriate investigative agency.



          h.  If an access authorization is extended or transferred to a position certified as being "of a

       high degree of importance or sensitivity" and the previous investigation was not conducted

       by the FBI, the request for the new investigation, accompanied by a new SF-86, must be

       forwarded to the FBI.



          i.  When derogatory information develops after an access authorization has been granted or

       extended, the office in possession of the new information must notify all offices having an

       access authorization interest in the individual.



          j.  In extension cases, the DOE element that granted the original access authorization (or

       oldest active access authorization if the original has been terminated) must be indicated on

       the CPCI as being the PSF location and will be responsible for the Reinvestigation Program

       requirements in Chapter VIII of this Manual.  The only exception is when the subsequent

       access authorization extension or action results in a higher type of access authorization.  In

       such cases, the DOE element granting the higher type of access authorization will be

       indicated as the PSF location and must implement the Reinvestigation Program

       requirements.



          k.  The DOE element extending the access authorization and the DOE element accepting the

       transfer of an access authorization must update the CPCI accordingly.



          l.  IAAs may be extended or transferred among DOE offices.  An individual with an IAA may

       be certified for a classified visit outside the DOE complex, provided that the receiving

       agency is furnished, and acknowledges understanding of, information regarding the IAA's

       investigative basis.



          m.  If the DOE element that originated the access authorization terminates the access

       authorization, the PSF must be sent to the office to which the access authorization had been

       extended as described in paragraph 2c below.



   2. TERMINATIONS.  Termination is the discontinuance of an individual's authorization to have

   access to classified matter or SNM.  (For the purposes of this paragraph, terminations do not

   include suspensions or revocations.)



          a.  Causes.



                  (1) An access authorization is no longer required due to termination of employment or

           change of official duties so that the position no longer requires access to classified

           matter or SNM.  Continuation may be authorized upon certification by the employer

           that the individual will be reemployed or reassigned to a position that requires an

           access authorization within 3 months, and that DOE will be kept informed of the

           individual's status.  If an individual is cleared for more than one contract, each access

           authorization requires a separate termination action.



                  (2) The access authorization is terminated if the holder is on leave of absence or extended

           leave and will not require access for at least 90 days.  (This includes leave for foreign

           travel, employment, or education not involving official U.S. Government business.) 

           This 90-day period may be adjusted at the discretion of the field element manager or

           the Director of Safeguards and Security.



          b.  Procedures.



                  (1) When an individual no longer requires an access authorization, the cognizant DOE

           security office must be notified electronically or verbally within 2 working days to be

           followed by a completed DOE F 5631.29, Security Termination Statement.  Every

           practical effort should be made to obtain a DOE F 5631.29 from individuals since the

           form explains to the individuals their continuing security responsibilities after they no

           longer hold DOE access authorizations.  When the DOE F 5631.29 cannot be

           provided, the reasons must be explained in a written notice, which also must include

           the reason for the termination.



                  (2) Within 2 working days of  receipt of a DOE F 5631.29 or written notice, the

           cognizant DOE security office must note in the individual's PSF the date the access

           authorization was actually terminated and must enter the appropriate information to

           the CPCI.  



                  (3) When an access authorization is to be terminated as required in paragraph 2a(2)

           above due to foreign travel not involving official U.S. Government business, the

           individual must, if possible, be advised that the access authorization is being

           terminated and the reason therefor, and must be informed that it may be reinstated

           when he/she resumes work requiring it.  The reinstatement procedure may require

           new security forms and/or an updated investigation as noted below in paragraph 3.



          c.  Transfer of Personnel Security Files of Terminated Cases.  When the PSF of an individual

       whose access authorization has been terminated at one field element is transferred to

       another field element where the individual continues to require access authorization for

       retention, the transferring element must enter the new file location on the CPCI.



   3. REINSTATEMENTS. 



          a.  A new or updated and/or recertified SF-86 must be obtained if more than 6 months have

       elapsed since termination of the access authorization and more than 1 year has elapsed

       since the date of the previous form, or when any significant changes are known to have

       occurred since that date.  When an SF-86 is not received, a request for reinstatement

       should contain the date of birth of the individual to establish positive identification.  A new

       DOE F 5631.18 must be obtained in all cases.



          b.  The individual's PSF must be reviewed to ensure that the individual being reinstated is the

       same person whose file is being reviewed.



          c.  Supplemental investigation must be requested prior to, or concurrent with, reinstatement

       when any of the following conditions exist:



                  (1) the most recent investigation is more than 5 years old;

       

                  (2) the access authorization has been terminated for more than 24 months (unless the

           individual has been continuously employed by the same employer where they held the

           access authorization, in which case, the access authorization can be terminated for up

           to 5 years);.



                  (3) new derogatory information has been found and has not been resolved following the

           initial granting of the access authorization; or



                  (4) the reason for the termination concerned eligibility for an access authorization.



          d.  If conditions described in paragraphs 3c(3) or (4) exist and there is sufficient available

       information to proceed directly to administrative review processing, it is not necessary to

       schedule supplemental investigations.



          e.  Supplemental investigation must be completed and adjudicated prior to reinstatement in any

       case when more than 10 years have elapsed since the previous investigation.



          f.  In requesting supplemental investigation, a completed SF-86 must be forwarded to the

       appropriate investigative agency.  If  DOE has documentation that a fingerprint card has

       been previously classified by the FBI, it is not necessary to submit a new fingerprint card.  



          g.  Where the reinstatement involves assignment of an individual to a "position of a high degree

       of importance or sensitivity," and the previous investigation was not conducted by the FBI,

       a new SF-86 must be forwarded to the FBI for investigation.  Field elements may authorize

       the reinstatement of an access authorization prior to receipt of the new investigation by the

       FBI, provided the circumstances listed in subparagraph (d) above do not apply.

      

   4. TRANSMITTAL OF PERSONNEL SECURITY FILES.  Unclassified PSFs being transferred

   by mail must be sent by First Class mail or by other means approved for the transmittal of

   classified information.  PSFs that are classified must be sent by authorized means.  (See DOE M

   471.2-1C, Manual for Classified Matter Protection and Control.)  This applies to active or

   inactive PSFs and the mailing of one or more investigative reports to the investigative agencies or

   DOE elements.  A memorandum or other transmittal form must be used to ensure that a record of

   the location of PSFs and reports is maintained.  PSFs must be transmitted in double envelopes,

   the inner envelope marked "Security Mail To Be Opened By Addressee Only," in addition to

   any classification markings required.  Files containing classified information must be mailed only to

   the approved classified mailing address.  Additional information concerning the transmission of

   classified information including other approved methods is contained in DOE M 471.2-1C.                           CHAPTER VIII



                     REINVESTIGATION PROGRAM





   1. DESCRIPTION.  The Reinvestigation Program is designed to ensure that individuals with access

   authorizations are periodically reevaluated to determine their continued need for such access

   authorizations and reinvestigated to determine their continued eligibility.  A reevaluation and

   reinvestigation will be completed every 5 years for individuals holding 

      Q access authorizations and every 10 years for individuals holding L access authorizations.  This

   chapter applies to all individuals with active access authorizations.



   2. REEVALUATION.  In conjunction with reinvestigation, the individual's sponsor must review the

   individual's need to hold an access authorization at the existing level.  The sponsor must certify to

   DOE that the individual requires continuation of the access authorization and indicate the level of

   classified information or category(ies) of SNM to which the individual requires access in order to

   perform the official duties of the position.



      If access authorization has been approved under Section 145b of the Atomic Energy Act of

   1954, as amended, the Director of Safeguards and Security, or designee, must ensure annually

   that the individual continues to require access to classified material in order to perform the official

   duties of the position.  Completion of security forms and the scheduling of a reinvestigation will

   normally not be required for such individuals unless the need to do so is approved by the Director

   of Security Affairs.



   3. INDIVIDUAL COMPLIANCE.  If an individual is recertified, he/she must be provided the

   required security forms by the cognizant DOE or contractor security office.  The individual must

   be notified in writing that failure to provide updated security forms to the cognizant DOE security

   office within 30 calendar days of the formal notification of the requirement for reinvestigation may

   result in administrative termination of his/her access authorization.  Individuals who fail to submit

   completed security forms within the 30-day period will be recontacted by the cognizant DOE

   security office to verify that they did receive the security forms and are aware of the administrative

   action that will be taken if they fail to return the forms.  The personnel security representative

   making this contact must document the PSF with the date and time of contact.  



      The individual's sponsor must be notified in writing when an individual's access authorization is

   administratively terminated.  The decision to effect an administrative termination under these

   circumstances must be made by the cognizant chief of personnel security.  Individuals whose

   access authorizations are administratively terminated must receive a DOE Security Termination

   Statement to complete and return to the cognizant DOE security office.  However, the signed

   DOE Security Termination Statement is not needed to effect the administrative termination action.

4. REINVESTIGATION.



          a.  Review of Continued Eligibility.  A review of the individual's eligibility for continuation of

       the access authorization will be based upon reevaluation of 



                  (1) the individual's updated security forms; 



                  (2) the individual's PSF; 



                  (3) the completed investigation as described below; and, 



                  (4) any additional data resulting from required further investigative or administrative effort

           (e.g., personnel security interview, psychiatric evaluation, letter of interrogatory,

           and/or specialized indices checks).



          b.  Type of Reinvestigation.  The type of reinvestigation to be conducted is determined by the

       type of access authorization held by the individual and the recertification by the individual's

       sponsor of the individual's continued need for access.  If an individual's SF-86 or PSF

       reflects new and/or unresolved derogatory information, the type of reinvestigation may be

       upgraded.  Reinvestigation requirements are listed below.



                  (1) Q Access Authorization.  At each 5-year interval following completion of the

           previous investigation or reinvestigation, an SSBI-PR will be conducted.  The

           investigation may be expanded or upgraded to resolve issues.  Fingerprint cards are

           required only if there has not been a previously valid technical check by the FBI.



                  (2) L Access Authorization.  At each 10-year interval following completion of the

           previous investigation or reinvestigation, an NACLC will be conducted.  The

           investigation may be expanded or upgraded to resolve issues.  Fingerprint cards are

           required only if there has not been a previous valid technical check by the FBI.  



          c.  Scheduling Reinvestigations.  The manager of the DOE element must establish a schedule

       for submitting requests for reinvestigations for cases under his/her jurisdiction.  The PSF

       location, as designated on the CPCI, will indicate the field element jurisdiction responsible

       for processing the reinvestigation.  Reinvestigations must be submitted to the investigative

       agency as evenly throughout the year as possible.  In addition, a reinvestigation must be

       scheduled whenever there is substantiated probable cause to believe that the individual has

       engaged in an activity or has been subject to circumstances that cause a security concern

       within the meaning of 10 CFR 710 or as a follow-up to previously adjudicated derogatory

       issues.



          d.  Evaluation Procedures.  The results of the reinvestigation must be reviewed and adjudicated

       following the procedures described in Chapter III for initial investigations.  When

       reinvestigation reports contain derogatory information and the individual has an active

       access authorization, the case must receive priority processing in order to resolve the

       derogatory information as quickly as possible or to determine whether the individual's case

       warrants processing under administrative review procedures.  The results of the evaluation

       must be entered into the CPCI.  If an access authorization has been extended, the office

       reviewing the reinvestigation reports must notify the cognizant field element of any

       unresolved derogatory information, including suspension of the access authorization.