Clearance Downgrade Request – Downgrading an individual’s clearance from a DOE Q to a DOE L when the duties of the current position require a lower level of access to classified information.
Prior to completing paperwork, please ensure that the SNL Manager or delegate has created an active relationship for the individual requiring a security clearance in Enterprise Person.
AL F 470.1- Clearance Action Request/Personal Identity Verification Form
On this form select "DOWNGRADE" as the available clearance action
A member of SNL management is required to complete the following:
- Clearance Justification Narrative to justify the DOE clearance.
- Supervisor Certification fields
Sandia Personnel Security requires a minimum of 5 working days to process a request.
Sandia / New Mexico Personnel Security Clearance Office
Fax: (505) 844-9739 or
Sandia/California Visitor Control Office
Fax: (925) 294-1330 or
Clearance paperwork becomes Official Use Only (OUO) information when completed. OUO information must be encrypted with Entrust when transmitted over a network (including e-mail). Fax completed clearance paperwork if you do not have Entrust.
How will I know the badge is ready to be picked up?
The Personnel Security Clearance Office will distribute an e-mail notification to the Contractor, Facility Security Officer and Sandia Manager when the L cleared Local Site Specific Only badge is ready for pick up at the Personnel Security Badge Office.
If the new L cleared badge has not been picked up within 2 working days, the Personnel Security Clearance Office will deactivate the individuals Q cleared badge. Deactivated badges must be returned immediately to the Personnel Security Badge Office.