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 10 years for individuals holding a DOE L type clearance.
Individuals who fail to comply with clearance reinvestigation requirements are subject to administrative suspension of their clearance by DOE.
PERSEC 5633.33 - NNSA Personnel Security Clearance Action Request
On this form select "REINVESTIGATION" as the available clearance action
This form is distributed to the SNL Manager by the Personnel Security Clearance Office.
A member of SNL management is required to complete:
- Clearance Justification Narrative to justify the DOE clearance at the level and category requested
- Supervisor Certification fields
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-86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions (electronic)
- Certification That Answers are True e-QIP Signature Page
- Authorization for Release of Information e-QIP Signature Page
- Medical Release e-QIP Signature Page
- Fair Credit Reporting Disclosure and Authorization
The individual must complete and submit the SF-86 Form electronically via e-QIP.
The individual must print, sign and return the following e-QIP signature pages to the Personnel Security Clearance Office:
- Certification That Answers are True,
- Authorization for Release of Information; and
- Medical Release
How will my contractor receive the clearance reinvestigation instructions and paperwork?
The Personnel Security Clearance Office will distribute an e-mail with additional paperwork and instructions to individuals who are due for a clearance reinvestigation.
How will I know when DOE has completed my clearance reinvestigation?
Due to the heavy volume of processing various clearance requests for laboratories in the DOE Complex, the DOE/NNSA Personnel Security Division no longer notifies individuals when their clearance reinvestigations have been completed.
How will my job duties be impacted by my clearance reinvestigation?
An individuals job duties are impacted by a clearance reinvestigation if DOE determines you are no longer eligible to maintain a DOE security clearance.
How can I get a copy of my old QNSP?
Submit the PSD F 5633.9, Request Copy of QNSP