Sandia National Laboratories

Badge Office
Export/Import Control
Facility Clearance
- FSO Responsibilities
- Flowdown of Requirements
Foreign Nationals
International Travel
KAFB Access
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Official Use Only
Prohibited/Controlled Items
Random Drug Testing
Reporting Requirements
SNL Security Contacts


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.

Required Forms Authorization Submittal

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)

  1. Certification That Answers are True e-QIP Signature Page
  2. Authorization for Release of Information e-QIP Signature Page
  3. Medical Release e-QIP Signature Page
  4. 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      

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:
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:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, MS-9113, Livermore, CA 94551-9113