Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions
December 28, 2010 1:48 PM Subscribe
I'm filling in a background-check form for a US government job--Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions
--and I'm confused. Help!
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (9 answers total)
I think this is less stringent than an actual security clearance, because I won't be working with secret information (but I'll be working in a secure building). The form is confusing, and there's no one to answer my questions, so I hope someone will know what to do!
1. I lived in the same place more than once in the last 5 years (eg. in college and at my parents' house). How should I list the dates? If I list them multiple times, must I list different people who knew me during each time I lived at the same place? (There's only space for one start date and one end date for each address.)
2. For some places I lived, I don't have the address of anyone I still know. (At the college I attended briefly and then left, I don't still know anyone, and they've all moved anyway.) Should I pretend I didn't live there, and stayed at my other address in the same city? (I'd like to avoid lying if possible; technically it's a felony.)
3. Will the investigators necessarily contact all the people on the form? (If so, why don't they want phone numbers?) Should I ask people's permission before listing them, in case they don't want to go through tedious questioning?
4. For times that I was in school, should I list myself as unemployed, or as a student with the school as my employer? (I have been unemployed both while in school and out of school.)
Also, if there's some other source of information that would help me, please let me know. (The Office of Personnel Management website certainly doesn't help.) Thanks!