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Personnel Security

The Personnel Security (PerSec) Program upholds the standards, criteria, and guidelines upon which personnel suitability determinations for risk-designated and sensitive positions and effects both the onboarding process and continued service with, or to the U.S. Department of Commerce, its Bureaus and offices.

Information regarding PerSec processes and requirements can be found using the links below:

Background Investigation Requests

Position Sensitivity

Access to National Security Information

Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

Questions regarding PerSec’s areas of responsibility may be sent to: OSY_PerSec@doc.gov. Please do not include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about yourself or others in messages sent to this mailbox.