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You’re Fired: Senate Passes New Penalties for Those Who Lie on Their Background Investigation
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Senate Passes Bill to Terminate Those Who Falsify Background Investigation Information

On December 15, 2014 the Senate passed the Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act and sent it to the House of Representatives for a vote. The bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to take action against anyone who engages in covered misconduct or intentionally attempts to affect the integrity of a background investigation report, including the withholding or providing of false information on the background investigation questionnaire. The applicant or employee would be terminated or placed on administrative leave pending completion of the due process, and if found culpable, be debarred. more

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Government Employee’s Removal Upheld Due to Security Clearance Denial
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In a recent Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) case the original decision to remove a Department of the Navy employee due to his security clearance being revoked was upheld by the board. Specifically, the employee was removed for failure to maintain a top secret security clearance as a condition of employment. It has been well established by case history that the MSPB cannot look at the reasons for a security clearance denial, as that authority is reserved for the adjudicating agency. However, MSPB can consider and rule on whether the agencies administrative processes and procedures were followed in removing the employee and whether due process was given. more

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Background Investigation Contractor Workload Doubled

KeyPoint Government Solutions (KPGS) announced that is it has doubled its caseload following the downfall of USIS and the subsequent reassignment of their cases over to KPGS and CACI. According to a story published in FedBiz, KPGS has had to borrow $22 million in order to meet the increased workload demands and personnel hiring needed to complete the cases that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has assigned. CACI has also experienced an increased caseload but was not forthcoming with any statistical data. OPM’s $2.5 billion Background Investigation Fieldwork Program contracts were redistributed between KPGS and CACI following OPM’s decision in September not to renew options with USIS. more