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.
AL F 470.1, Clearance Action Request/Personal Identity Verification Form
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
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.
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.