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Employees are subject to reinvestigation based on the risk and sensitivity designation of their specific positions.

What happens during a reinvestigation?

DSS notifies the employee when it is time for a reinvestigation.  The employee submits an updated security package, and DSS conducts a background investigation.

What is covered in this background investigation?

The investigation will cover key aspects of the applicant’s life since the previous background investigation. It may be necessary to re-address certain issues as further information or patterns are developed.

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