ADS Chapter 566

Personnel Security Investigations and Clearances

Functional Series 500 – Management Services

Document Quality Check Date: 12/04/2012
Full Revision Date: 12/02/2011
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This chapter covers personnel security background investigations conducted on direct-hire employees, United States Personal Service Contractors (USPSCs), institutional contractors, and other categories of personnel. The subsequent adjudication of these investigations form the basis for the issuance of a Federal Personal Identity Verification card (PIV card) or any other badge or building pass which provides unescorted access to USAID space and/or access to classified National Security information.