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RECIPROCITY

Reciprocal Clearances –A DOE clearance request based off of another Federal Agency security clearance.  Individuals applying for a DOE clearance may be processed for reciprocity if they have an active security clearance with another Federal Agency (DOD, NRC, FBI, CIA, etc).

Reciprocity/Downgrade – A DOE clearance request based off of another Federal Agency security clearance while also requesting the clearance be downgraded to a DOE L type clearance.

Reciprocity/Upgrade - A DOE clearance request based off of another Federal Agency security clearance while also requesting the clearance be upgraded to a DOE Q type clearance.

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.

DoD & DOE Security Clearance Equivalencies:

  • DoD Secret Security Clearance is equivalent to a DOE L type clearance.
  • DoD Top Secret Security Clearance or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) is equivalent to a DOE Q type clearance.
Required Forms Authorization Submittal

PERSEC 5633.33 - NNSA Personnel Security Clearance Action Request

On this form select "RECIPROCITY", "RECIPROCITY/DOWNGRADE", or "RECIPROCITY/UPGRADE" as the available clearance action.

A member of SNL management is required to complete the

  • Clearance Justification Narrative to justify the DOE clearance at the level and category requested
  • Supervisor Certification fields
  • Sandia Personnel Security requires a minimum of 5 working days to process a request.
  • All three required forms must be submitted together.

Sandia / New Mexico Personnel Security Clearance Office
Fax: (505) 844-9739 or
Email:
clearance-nm@sandia.gov

Sandia/California Visitor Control Office
Fax: (925) 294-1330 or
Email: cdjames@sandia.gov

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.

SF 7643-CEC Contractor/Consultant Badge/Clearance Request Form

  • Request may not exceed the contract expiration date.
  • In Section 3. Badge Request, select ”Clearance In Process (issue uncleared badge)”.

An SNL Requester must be an SNL employee.

A member of SNL management is required to complete Section 5. Approving SNL Manager.

DOE F 5631.18, Security Acknowledgement Form The individual must read, sign and return the form to the Personnel Security Clearance Office.

How will I know the badge is ready to be picked up?
An automatic e-mail notification from Personnel Security will be distributed to the SNL Requester listed on SF 7643-CEC Contractor/Consultant Badge/Clearance Request Form. The SNL Requester can notify the contractor to report to the Badge Office to pick up their badge upon receipt of the automatic e-mail notification.

How will my contractor receive the clearance packet?
The Personnel Security Clearance Office will distribute an e-mail to the clearance applicant with additional paperwork and instructions only if DOE denies the reciprocal clearance request.

Additional Information:

Sandia/New Mexico - Personnel Security Office

Location: Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC) Map
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information Line: 1-505-845-1321
Fax: (505) 844-9739
E-Mail Address: clearance-nm@sandia.gov
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5800, MS-1475, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1475

Sandia/California - Security Operations Visitor Control Office

Location: Livermore, California
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Information Line: (925) 294-2061
Fax: (925) 294-1330
E-Mail Address: cdjames@sandia.gov
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, MS-9113, Livermore, CA 94551-9113