Employment Suitability

Applicants will be subject to an employment suitability determination. Suitability is defined as identifiable character traits and conduct sufficient to determine whether an individual is likely or not likely to be able to carry out the duties of a Federal job with appropriate integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

SUITABILITY FACTORS

  • MISCONDUCT OR NEGLIGENCE IN EMPLOYMENT
  • CRIMINAL or DISHONEST CONDUCT
  • MATERIAL INTENTIONAL FALSE STATEMENT or DECEPTION or FRAUD IN EXAMINATION or APPOINTMENT
  • REFUSAL TO FURNISH TESTIMONY as required under the Civil Service laws, rules, and regulations
  • ALCOHOL ABUSE of a nature and duration which suggests that the applicant or appointee would be prevented from performing the duties of the position in question or would constitute a direct threat to the property or safety of others
  • ILLEGAL USE OF NARCOTICS,DRUGS, OR OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, without evidence of substantial rehabilitation
  • KNOWING AND WILLFUL ENGAGEMENT IN ACTS OR ACTIVITIES TO OVERTHROW THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BY FORCE
  • Any STATUTORY or REGULATORY BAR which prevents the lawful employment of the person involved in the position in question
  • If you are currently a dual citizen and/or possess a passport for a non-United States country you may be asked to renounce your foreign citizenship and relinquish possession of your foreign passport to your security office.

For Additional detailed information and guidance please consultant the Office of Personnel Management Website: http://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations

For Frequently Asked Questions see http://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/investigate/