The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Facilities, Security, and Emergency Management – Personnel Division (FSEM-PS) recently awarded a Personnel Security Administrative Support contract for one year with 4 one year options to TDEC.
OPM provides support to Federal agencies and, as they explain, “helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people. We’re responsible for keeping the government running smoothly — a responsibility that has daily consequences for every citizen.” OPM’s FSEM-PS is tasked to initiate and provide to other agencies adjudicative services for Suitability and National Security Background investigations as required for select employees and contractors.
In support of this mission, TDEC will employ technical personnel, assistants, and a project manager for the processing of Electronic Questionnaires for Investigators Processing (e-QIP). TDEC’s staff will be working on submission inquiries, including screening various Tier-level investigation submissions, identifying incomplete information, assisting with the processing and handling of investigative requests, conducting telephone follow-up with applicants, serving as Personnel Identification Verification (PIV) registrars and conducting support activities for PIV card management, and other general administrative duties.
“Through this contract, TDEC shares the mission of the OPM to make the Federal Government America’s model employer for the 21st century, while supporting HUBZone program in its initiative to promote economic and developmental growth in underserved areas” offered TDEC President Dennis DuFour. “We are proud to participate in such efforts.”