Department Of Education 5c Clearance

Department Of Education 5c Clearance

Department Of Education 5c Clearance, below is the full details of the level 5c clearance.
 

H.4 SECURITY CLEARANCE AND USER ID REQUESTS

The Industry Partner shall provide only fully qualified personnel for the work performedunder this contract and they must also have the appropriate Department 6c Securityinvestigation clearance. According to Department policy (OM:5-101, Sec III (Policy), part4), every effort must be made to minimize and where possible eliminate, the number of non-U.S. Citizens employed in High Risk level positions; this applies to all contractors andsub-contractors. However, the Department recognizes there is, from time to time, acompelling reason that may exist to grant a non-U.S. Citizen High Risk access. In thosecircumstances where a non-U.S. Citizen possesses a unique or unusual skill or expertiseurgently needed by the Department, but a suitable U.S. Citizen is not available, a non-U.S.Citizen may be assigned to a High Risk level position provided: they are Lawful PermanentResidents of the United States; they have resided continuously in the United States for aminimum of three (3) years; the head of the Principal Office, or his/her designee that ownsthe system/information/network approves the assignment in writing, and the writtenapproval is filed with the Contracting Officer before requesting a preliminary screeningand/or investigation.Contractor staff proposed to perform work under this contract will be subject to EDinvestigation criteria as put forth in OM 5-101. Contractor staff working without a finalclearance does so on a conditional basis while obtaining the required clearance. The EDinvestigation includes, at a minimum, the following items:
Investigation of criminal record
Reference checks
Check for defaulted student loans
Security clearances held with other Federal or DoD entities
The OM:5-101 defines contractor security screening risk levels and correspondinginvestigations required. ED assigns the security risk level appropriate for each labor category, commensurate with the duties and system access of the position. Thesecurity level also dictates when new or replacement staff may begin to performwork under this contract relative to the submission of the security clearance paperwork. The security levels and work rules include:
High Risk (Level 6C)
– An employee cannot assume high-risk positional dutiesuntil the security investigation is completed and approved by ED. A waiver optionis available, on approval by the Personnel Security Office and the appropriate CSO.Employees selected for these positions can work in a lower-level position until theclearance is approved.
Moderate Risk (Level 5C)
– An employee can start working moderate risk  positional duties upon submission of the security clearance paperwork to the OCIOCSO through the COR.
Low Risk (Level 1C)
– An employee can start working low risk positional dutiesupon submission of the security clearance paperwork to the OCIO CSO through theCOR.

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