Clearance Reinvestigation – A periodic re-evaluation of a clearance holder to determine their continued need for a DOE clearance as well as a background investigation to determine continued eligibility to access classified. A re-evaluation and reinvestigation must be completed every 5 years for individuals holding a DOE Q type clearance and every 5 years for individuals holding a DOE L type clearance.
The SNL Clearance Office will notify persons subject to reinvestigation. At that time, instructions will be provided to facilitate necessary actions via the Sandia Total Access Request Tool (START), a new online application. START will require cyber access to the Sandia Restricted Network (SRN). Those without SRN access may be sponsored for it if their SNL representative wishes to do so. Otherwise, an SNL contact must be engaged to submit START requests.
Note that all persons for whom a clearance and/or badging request is made must first be entered into Enterprise Person (EP), Sandia's central repository of person data that is the foundational gateway to access within SNL. An active EP relationship with the correct SNL organization and, as applicable, within the period of performance of an active contract must exist. Complete and accurate data in EP is absolutely essential before any clearance or badging request via START can begin.
For more START information and resources, go here.
Individuals who fail to comply with clearance reinvestigation requirements are subject to administrative suspension of their clearance by DOE.