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Federal Investigations Notices

The National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) issues Federal Investigations Notices (FIN) to inform its customer agencies of changes in the investigation process, to clarify policy, or to announce upcoming events. The notices are usually sent to the agencies' human resources and personnel security offices and made available on the NBIB website and NP2 Secure Portal. There is no regular schedule for FIN issuances.

FY 2017

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 17-04 03/29/2017 FY 2018 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2017
FIN 17-03 02/03/2017 Continuous Evaluation Special Agreement Check
FIN 17-02 02/10/2017 FY 2019 Initial Estimated Pricing
FIN 17-01 11/29/2016 FY 2018 Initial Estimated Pricing

FY 2016

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 16-07 09/26/2016 Implementation of Federal Investigative Standards for Tier 4, Tier 4 Reinvestigation, Tier 5, and Tier 5 Reinvestigation
FIN 16-06 09/21/2016 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2016
FIN 16-05 09/07/2016 Electronic Attachments to Investigation Requests
FIN 16-04 03/24/2016 System Changes regarding Tier 1 and Tier 2 Investigations; Implementation of Tier 2 Reinvestigation with Subject Interview (T2RS), to include Billing Rates
FIN 16-03 03/03/2016 Fingerprint Processing Change for FY 2017
FIN 16-02 10/06/2015 Federal Investigative Standards for Tier 3 and Tier 3 Reinvestigation
FIN 16-01 10/02/2015 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2015

FY 2015

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 15-04 07/21/2015 Immediate and Retroactive FY 2015 Price Adjustment
FIN 15-03 11/04/2014 Implementation of Federal Investigative Standards for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Investigations
FIN 15-02 10/24/2014 Revised Standard Form 87 Fingerprint Chart Implementation
FIN 15-01 10/14/2014 Reminder Regarding Requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

FY 2014

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 14-07 09/29/2014 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2014
FIN 14-06 09/29/2014 Special Agreement Check and Reimbursable Suitability/Security Investigation Billing Rates Effective October 1, 2014
FIN 14-05 09/25/2014 FY 2015 Office of Personnel Management's Federal Investigative Services Implementation of Treasury Accounting Symbol Requirements
FIN 14-04 08/08/2014 Investigation Processing for Positions Designated as Criminal Justice Employment
FIN 14-03 05/21/2014 Use of the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) Field for Processing Background Investigations within OPM's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) System
FIN 14-02 04/08/2014 Resequenced Investigative Packet
FIN 14-01 01/30/2014 Changes to the Central Verification System in Support of Executive Order 13549, "Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities"

FY 2013

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 13-08 08/30/2013 Special Agreement and Reimbursable Suitability/Security Investigation Price Schedule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
FIN 13-07 08/30/2013 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
FIN 13-06 06/07/2013 2012 OPM Guardian Award
FIN 13-05 06/04/2013 Discontinuing Acceptance of Hardcopy Requests for Investigations
FIN 13-04 05/15/2013 New Process for Investigation Service Providers to Report Background Investigations Data
FIN 13-03 05/13/2013 Daily Notifications from OPM
FIN 13-02 04/19/2013 Revised Instructions for Completing Question 21, Standard Form 86, "Questionnaire for National Security Positions"
FIN 13-01 03/01/2013 Financial Fields for Processing Background Investigations

FY 2012

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 12-08 09/14/2012 Special Agreement and Reimbursable Suitability/Security Investigation Price Schedule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
FIN 12-07 09/14/2012 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
FIN 12-06 06/11/2012 Revised Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment
FIN 12-05 05/31/2012 Social Security Number National Agency Check
FIN 12-04 02/09/2012 Security and Suitability Investigations Index (SII), Central Verification System (CVS), National Agency Check (NAC) Item
FIN 12-03 12/01/2011 Additional Training Opportunities in Preparation for Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing 3.0 (e-QIP 3.0) Implementation
FIN 12-02 11/30/2011 2011 OPM Guardian Award
FIN 12-01 11/23/2011 Guidance for Moving between OPM Investigative Products

FY 2011

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 11-04 08/29/2011 Continuous Efforts to Align with Reciprocity Goals and Timeliness Standards

FY 2010

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 10-04 03/18/2010 Enhancements to the Central Verification System (CVS) for Reciprocity

FY 2009

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 9-06 09/18/2009 Changes to 5 CFR part 731, Suitability Regulations

FY 2006

FIN NumberDateDescription
FIN 06-04 06/08/2006 HSPD 12 - ADVANCED FINGERPRINT RESULTS