541 Training and Preparation of Interviewers

Prior to the interview, the interviewer who must be an EAS employee or an authorized contractor should thoroughly review the preemployment investigation file containing all the information collected from and about the applicant, including the interview checklist (see 544, Interview Sheet and Checklist, Pages 1, 2, and 3). New interviewers must successfully complete the Interviewer Training course 21585–00 using the restricted Interview Guide and the restricted Interviewer’s Toolkit. Interviewers must be familiar with the interview process and general interviewing techniques, strategies, and applicable regulatory issues. Interviewers must prepare for each interview by (1) familiarizing themselves with the information that is known about the applicant, and (2) determining what questions to ask the applicant or what information to seek to determine the applicant’s viability.