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caliaudit  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 6:10:46 PM(UTC)
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I have been looking at this forum for a while. I got my FO on June 19th but I start on August 19. I sent my EQIP information and the additional security clearance form. Will they contact my current employer for the background search? I have not told them I am leaving yet. I wanted to just give a two week notice.

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#2 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 7:22:14 PM(UTC)

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I would be shocked if they conducted/completed a full on background check that quickly though I certainly couldn't rule it out as a possibility. My experience with government background checks (for low security clearance jobs that is) is that they do a quick check (if anything at all) and you are given temporary approval until they conduct the full background check at a later time. One time I didn't get word the check was complete until a year later and I wasn't even in the original seasonal position I was hired for that required it. If at a later time there are any issues that arise such as you lied on the background check and got found out and/or you were honest about something that makes you unemployable but someone finally bothers to read what was submitted they will address it and you might end up getting removed. But if your concern is them calling your current employer after you have already received an offer and the window you want it not disclosed is 2-3 weeks from today... well, I would take the odds that you will be fine.

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#3 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:39:53 AM(UTC)
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I just got called by the Investigator to go over my eQIP and attachment responses. I filled out the eQip once I accepted the SBSE position and before I got offered the LB&I position, so approximately one month ago. (Did not start any positions yet, just waiting for TO from LB&I. ) The investigator went simply over any outstanding items which caught someone's attention. Seems like they get a list on what to ask and which questions, the IRS (whatever level of clearance) needs. Really, nothing too tricky or crazy, as long as you provided all the necessary details on your eQip.
Now, 2 interesting things - 1) he mentioned that the background process is already at then end, when I asked when my current supervisor will be contacted. I am still at my old job and I somewhat do not want my boss to know yet, since my anticipated starting date would be only mid-September. He said that most of the background check was done and for this level of clearance it inquiries are done mostly by the phone and possibly with Personnel, Human Resource department vs. actual individuals. I know someone mentioned that the process may take over a year...well looks like it is fast-tracked.
2) He stated my fingerprints show my birth place somewhere in West Africa... this is extremely odd, since yes, I am a Naturalized citizen, but from Northern Europe. I know some of folks here mentioned that fingerprint process is outsourced and often screwed up. I am hoping that this ridiculous thing would not prevent me from getting cleared.

Did anyone get similar calls?
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#4 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:56:57 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: caliaudit Go to Quoted Post
I have been looking at this forum for a while. I got my FO on June 19th but I start on August 19. I sent my EQIP information and the additional security clearance form. Will they contact my current employer for the background search? I have not told them I am leaving yet. I wanted to just give a two week notice.

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You give the IRS to much credit.

They aren’t going to get to your background check for 2 years.

You’ll clear finger printing and be hired. Unless you have a criminal record that shows up in finger printing you’re fine.
chickenboi  
#5 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 12:05:16 PM(UTC)
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does anyone know timing/number of references that are checked in the background check process?
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 12:12:23 PM(UTC)
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does anyone know timing/number of references that are checked in the background check process?


Depends what background check you do. Some are public trust, some are even more basic. You will have to provide 3 references but there will be more people you need to enter into the EQIP system than that. It's not bad though, I promise. Took me 2 hours max.
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#7 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 12:21:23 PM(UTC)
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does anyone know timing/number of references that are checked in the background check process?


Depends what background check you do. Some are public trust, some are even more basic. You will have to provide 3 references but there will be more people you need to enter into the EQIP system than that. It's not bad though, I promise. Took me 2 hours max.



Make sure you save a PDF of your completed E-Qip, you have to manually enter a lot of that stuff again.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, July 21, 2019 4:04:54 PM(UTC)

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does anyone know timing/number of references that are checked in the background check process?


Depends what background check you do. Some are public trust, some are even more basic. You will have to provide 3 references but there will be more people you need to enter into the EQIP system than that. It's not bad though, I promise. Took me 2 hours max.



Make sure you save a PDF of your completed E-Qip, you have to manually enter a lot of that stuff again.


If I am not mistaken, there needs to be different accounts created if you have dealt with a different agency in the past but the information gets saved in the system - most of it. Save pdf for quick reference but data should be there
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#9 Posted : Sunday, July 21, 2019 6:16:50 PM(UTC)
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When I had to do a corrected etip they made me manually fill out a lot of stuff like every country ive been to past 10 years, each trip.
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#10 Posted : Monday, July 22, 2019 2:08:16 AM(UTC)
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One of my Dad's BFFs growing up was a police captain and he had a great saying that I think of so often - Its a process, be prepared and be on time. From there a whole career is possible.
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