Before an investigation can be initiated, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide information about your background. The type of questionnaire you will be asked to complete will depend on the type of investigation needed for the position. For example, if the position requires a security clearance, you will be asked to complete the Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions. Links to these questionnaires used in the investigation process are provided on this page.
In most instances, you will be asked to complete an electronic version of the form in the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system. To help expedite the process and to ensure the completeness and accuracy of your responses, you may find it helpful to prepare your answers in advance. The information you provide on the questionnaire will be used to direct the investigation. For that reason, complete names and addresses, including house numbers and zip codes, are important. Keep in mind that incomplete or incorrect information will not only delay the investigation, but could result in an adverse action being taken against you.
If you have any questions about how to complete the questionnaire, please contact the agency's Human Resources or Personnel Security office that asked you to complete the form.